Re: installing hardwood in room with a bay
The first thing you will need to do is establish a straight line for the first row of flooring, do not depend on the wall being straight. Lay your flooring until you come the the edge of the bay, the place anothe piece of flooring against it but don't nail or extend it into the bay. You are useing it as a temporary spcacer.Now lay your nect piece of flooring against the spacer and slid down until it touches the wall in the bay. Take a protractor and adjust it to the width of the flooring plus the expansion clearance. Hold the protractor so the metal pin is against the wall and the pencil end is on the flooring and so the protracor is perpendicualr to the flooring follow the wall and mark you piece of flooring and cut with a jig saw. This will provide you with the necessary curve and straight cut if you need to go around the corner. Remove the spacer piece and install the cut piece. From there on until the last piece you will only be cutting the end of the flooring. Place the next pieces down and slid to the wall, adjust your protrator to the distance rom the wall to the end of the flooring farthest from the wall and scrib the end and cut. The last piece you will lay on top of the next to last piece, slid down untill the back corner touches the wall and scribe tha back side like you did the first, cut and install.
Hope that helps.
Last edited by JLMCDANIEL; 12-06-2008 at 01:12 AM.
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