Prefinished Solid Timber Floor Sydney
It is not too difficult to install straight timber planks in a square room. What is difficult is when when we have to fit a timber floor around a curved or irregular edge. This requires either some clever tricks of modern tools.
From time to time we have to cut one or more floorboards to fit around a column in the middle of the room or a fireplace in the corner. These often means cutting round or zigzag shapes into the wood. It is difficult to both measure this shape and to cut it accurately.
There are a few ways to give an unusual (i.e.: non-square) shape into wood. One is to use a jigsaw cutter. This is an electric saw with a very narrow blade that can be maneuvered easily. A skilled individual can use this to cut any shape into wood.
Alternately, wood can be shaped by filing. This is a slower process, but requires only moderate skill to achieve good results. Different shaped files, round, half curved, flat, help give the right shape.
One possibility is to use a jigsaw cutter to get a rough shape, and then use files to fine tune the result.
Measuring the Shape
Before we cut the shape we must have the right shape to cut; we have to fit the timber around a certain object in the building, so the curve must the the mirror image of the object.
We can use a curve gauge to get the right shape. This is a simple device that consists a several flat slats arranged in parallel. This is pressed against the curve, with the slats then being locked into place to give a inverted image of the curve.
Timber Floor Sydney
Timber floors can be used in so many situations. They are hard wearing and long lasting. and can be re-sanded to restore their original appearance.