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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2008

    Question Sanding wood floor in hard to reach places

    Hi, I am refinishing the oak wood floors in my kitchen but I'm not sure what tool I can use to reach those hard to reach places. For example, I am not able to or I am not going to remove the cabinets. Because of this, there is about a 4 in space where the cabinet over-hangs the floor. I cannot get your typical belt sander into those 4 inches. Does anyone have any other ideas about what I could do to sand those 4 inches under the cabinet? Also, I am not planning to stain the floors. I just want to polyeurothane once the sanding is complete so that I keep the original hue of the floors.

    In addition, the floor adjacent to it has already been refinished and I used an oil based dark walnut stain and a glossy poleurothane. They look great. But I'm concerned that the two floors may look strange next to eachother since I'm not planning to stain the kitchen. I would want to put some kind of transition strip to adjoin the two rooms. Does anyone see a problem in doing that? I just want a different look in the kitchen, that is why I'm not staining it dark walnut.

    Thanks for your feedback!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Fayette County, Ohio

    Default Re: Sanding wood floor in hard to reach places

    Detail sanders are made for just such a purpose or you can use a detail sc****r.

    Transition strips are commonly used for just such a purpose, many time inset at the same level but perpendicular to the flooring.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2007

    Default Re: Sanding wood floor in hard to reach places

    And/or...Fein Multimaster.

    Will likely leave some tiny "swirlies" in the wood but these are easily removed with a quick handsanding in line with the grain.

    Haven't yet had the opportunity to use the Bosch. Cheaper, good or better, I don't know.

    With either tool I would strip or sc**** the finish off these areas before starting the sanding process. If you don't, you'll clog alot of sandpaper.

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