I was recently installing some laminate flooring in my house. The flooring needs firm yet gentle taps to get it into the proper position. I started using the steel flooring installation tool that I purchased from the store. It marred the edge of the wood. Even my trusted rubber mallet broke the tongue and groove joints in places.
There were a few duck tape rolls lying around on the floor from installing the padding that goes underneath the floors. I picked one up and gave the flooring a tap. It worked perfectly! So, I decided to make a duck tape mallet.
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Step 1: Required tools
- Cutoff wheel, reciprocating saw, or hack saw
- Drill press or hand drill
- Bench vice
- Wire wheel or wire brush
Note: Please follow all of the safety instructions that came with your tools.