Inexpensive Pine Flooring

  1. Lori Lee says:

    The floors look awesome.. Can’t wait to see more pics.. I drive by that house after work going home sometimes..And I love what you have done to the outside of the house and the porch. Looks so inviting.

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      Thanks so much, Lori. It’s been a lot of work but very rewarding at the same time.

  2. Linda Seidel says:

    Hey there dear friends! Gorgeous home, just like everything you do! What stain did you use?

    Love you!

  3. Jp says:

    Did y’all just glue and nail into cement floor or a dud y’all put down a subfloor first?

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      This house sits on a full basement, so there was all wood sub-flooring (plywood) when we started.

  4. Tina says:

    Wow Wow Wow!!!! I am so impressed. I just found your blog and I am so glad I did. I really want to try this now. Thank you so much for sharing. WoooooHoooo

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      Yay… I’m always excited to have a new follower. Let me know how it goes.

  5. Tina says:

    WOW. I Loveeeeeeee the floors I have seen plywood used, and cut into strips but this is soooooo much better. And the nail and beating the hell out of it did the trick. A lot of extra work but the difference it made is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing. Love what your doing. Looking forward to what’s next????????

  6. Steph Benish says:

    I just found your website and I love what you are doing! Last year we bought an 1885 farmhouse on 66 acres. It had been vacant for 40 years, but retained so many cool details that I had to have it! It is grueling work when you are doing it yourself, so I can totally relate to your occasional break down. I started documenting our progress on YouTube and it is amazing to see how far we’ve come. Keep up the good work ladies!

  7. Bonita M Quinn says:

    I absolutely love your floor and the stain is so perfect…I want my floor to look exactly like yours! However, I took a pine board to Sherwin Williams and they tested with Minwax provencial stain…it looked much darker than in your pictures and there was no golden glow in portions of the floor boards as shown in your photo. My pine boards are scheduled to be put down tomorrow, a living room and porch of a cottage. Never in a million years would I have thought of using different width boards nor would I have known to use #2 pine. So thank you for that and for sharing all of your tips…I find it all very interesting and useful. -Bonnie

  8. Bonita M Quinn says:

    I absolutely love your floor and the stain is so perfect…I want my floor to look exactly like yours! However, I took a pine board to Sherwin Williams and they tested with Minwax provencial stain…it looked much darker than in your pictures and there was no golden glow in portions of the floor boards as shown in your photo. My pine boards are scheduled to be put down tomorrow, a living room and porch of a cottage. Never in a million years would I have thought of using different width boards nor would I have known to use #2 pine. So thank you for that and for sharing all of your tips…I find it all very interesting and useful.

  9. Stephanie says:

    I know this is an order post, but I hope I can still ask questions. Have you ever had issues with your wood shrinking or cupping and getting big gaps in it? I so want to do this, but the wood drying and the creating big gaps is a concern of mine. Thank you!

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      The wood does shrink… and the gaps get a little bigger as the wood dries. That’s why we say to guy new wood because they can be pushed tightly up against the next piece. As the wood dries, it can’t be bent at all. Did you see my other post I wrote with all of the common questions?

  10. Candace says:

    So beautiful! I’m trying this in my house. Did you sand the boards before you stained them?

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      We did not. The only place we sanded was where we got any dirt on the boards or a few of them had a stamp from the lumber company.

  11. Matt says:

    Hi, I love the floors and the finished product looks amazing. We are thinking of doing this in our old home as well and had a few questions on your install. 1) did you use tongue and groove boards? 2) what thickness are the boards? 3) did you nail into the joists or the subfloor or just wherever they landed?
    Thanks,
    Matt

  12. Teri says:

    Hi. I absolutely love your floors. And I’m considering doing this in my house. I just have a couple of questions. First, did you use any type of underlayment between the sub floor and the boards? And did you use any type of pre-conditioner before applying the stain?

  13. Jesse says:

    It looks nice but you are going to have a problem with expansion and contraction. Those old floors were usually done with ship lap. This allows you to keep dirt out from underneath your boards. I have seen a couple people do this before and dirt would work it’s way under the floor as it expands and contracts. The boards would slowly lift in spots leaving an uneven floor. I would have taken the extra step of setting a table saw or router table to make the boards into shiplap. The finished floor would have looked the same.

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      ???????????????? We’ve had these floors for years in this house and even in our old house. The reason we said to use newer wet wood was so that you are able to push them as close together due to when they dry out. The crack will be smaller. We’ve never had them lift.

  14. Emily says:

    Hi! I’m still trying to find the perfect stain but my pine has been installed and distressed. Did you use one coat of stain? How big of portion did you work with at a time before wiping off the excess stain? I’ve read that polyurethane can cause the wood to yellow with time and I want to avoid that. What type of poly did you use and have you found that it yellows?

  15. Diana says:

    I have read both posts on these beautiful floors and am in the planning stage of using pine boards to “update” our 100 year old farmhouse floors. But…. I have a dumb question. As a DIYer, the ‘construction math’ is always challenging for me, lol. How did you calculate how much wood to purchase when using different width boards? Just asking this question brings me back to all the tears I used to shed when having to solve story problems in elementary school! And, I hate sounding like an idiot when I go to the lumberyards and figured I’d ask you before I venture into man-land. I love your style and follow your IG. You two are really awesome!

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      hahaha thank you. And lumberyard boy figured it out for us. LOL I told him how many square feet we needed.

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  20. Maite Alcaina Cambil says:

    Thank you very much!!! I always liked pine floors, but everybody was telling me the opposite, ” synthetic is the best”, “that’s an old one, but we have industrial developments which upgrade them” And bla bla. And a pine floor practitioner shows that pine flooring is not a crazy move, and I have photos about how it looks!

  21. jonathan says:

    What stain did you use

  22. Chanelle says:

    Hi, I absolutely love what you did with the floors! I’m curious what brand and colour stain did you use?

  23. Melanie says:

    What brand and color of stain did you use?

  24. Sara says:

    Curious on using pine wood floors in. Basement?

  25. Ernest Gatchell says:

    What adhesive did you use on this project? If using a pneumatic nailer what size and gauge nails did you use. Why not shiplap the edges?

  26. Geraldo de Araujo says:

    Are those boards tong and groove? The result was amazing.congrats

  27. Jeff says:

    What size predrill and do you just do the flooring and what did you use for glue

  28. Kelly says:

    Did anyone ever figure out how to do this over concrete/when installing on a house with no basement? Love this so much and hoping I can do it on my main level, but not sure how?

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