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I’ve hung on to some family books for years because I just couldn’t toss them. I wanted to put my ancestors’ books to use in my 120 year old house that’s been in my family for FOUR generations. Every time I cleaned I wanted to toss the books but I just moved them from place to place waiting for the perfect project. Some are in Czech brought over the years by visiting relatives. Some were my grandpa’s when he was a kid and sick with polio in this very house. Luckily he survived and tha…
Go to the lumber yard & buy 1" thick x 10" wide premium white pine 8' boards at $0.85/linear foot. hand sand all the edges so they aren't sharp/look older. Then cut them in a staggered length & place down to assure u like the pattern. apply PL400 subfloor glue along the bottoms & lay them down butted up board to board (the sanded edges provided some small gaps between them for character.) he used a nail gun/compressor with finish nails for extra hold. Apply Watco Danish Dark Walnut Oil.