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I earned an art degree from the Art Institute of Seattle and became a official Graphic Designer and Electronic prepress expert. To add to the tricks in my bag I have added Sign Carving and Wood Working.

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  • How to Install a Bamboo Floor

    Wow. That is a packed message and I hope I can answer all of your questions.. if miss anything or am a little muddled in my answer just ask again.. I did that floor years ago and it was a lot of time on my knees.. I guess that is the most difficult part of the whole job is always being on the floor.. Cutting the flooring was a bit of a trick I used the knife as a scribe to break the top serface, but wood filler is your friend.. I was the only person that saw my mistakes.. keeping the tongue pointed out gives you a place for your nails to go..A compressor is an expensive piece and if you are not going to be useing it at least 12 times a year I would recommend renting one or do what I did and just do it by hand.. You can get started by hand and get the ground work done and then ren...

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    Wow. That is a packed message and I hope I can answer all of your questions.. if miss anything or am a little muddled in my answer just ask again.. I did that floor years ago and it was a lot of time on my knees.. I guess that is the most difficult part of the whole job is always being on the floor.. Cutting the flooring was a bit of a trick I used the knife as a scribe to break the top serface, but wood filler is your friend.. I was the only person that saw my mistakes.. keeping the tongue pointed out gives you a place for your nails to go..A compressor is an expensive piece and if you are not going to be useing it at least 12 times a year I would recommend renting one or do what I did and just do it by hand.. You can get started by hand and get the ground work done and then rent a nailer later.. if you really need one.. each board took 4 nails for the long ones.. each nail took 30 sec to predrill and 45 sec to drive it home.. a power nailer does the whole thing in 3 sec.. it is a lot easier than you think it is.. A LOT easer.. I had some of same concerns you do and it all just snaps together.. if you are really worried try test fitting a whole big section before taking it all back up and then nailing it down.. that could cut down on the time you might need to rent a air compressor and nail gun.. Good luck.. but you won't need it...-e

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