We’ve lived in our dwelling for a dozen years and completed several tasks (many I’ve shared with you) but one Honey-Do became my obsession: Getting rid of our popcorn ceilings. Engineered hardwood flooring planks are manufactured with a tongue and groove on both sides; they’re designed to clip collectively by inserting a tongue right into a groove with the planks at an angle to each other after which bending the second piece flat to the floor. The piece of subflooring did not work nicely; it shortly came aside leaving wooden scraps in all places.
The flooring we bought was packaged and shipped as pairs of planks fixed together with that tongue and groove and stacked in a box; a bit of twisting and a light blow on the joint easily separated them but they had shipped a whole bunch or hundreds of miles in that configuration. The appropriate place, planks fitted fully collectively, the correct spacing to the wall; every thing. A wood that provides the carpenter an ideal canvas from the panels to the inserts.
In our case, the planks had been installed from left to proper; a call was made how lengthy to make the first plank in the row and a measurement taken from the precise side of the plank for cutting. For the primary makeover, I re-painted the room with stripes, painted the ceiling blue, added some DIY artwork, a brand new hanging lantern, and cleaned up the litter. I rolled out the paper about 5 feet at a time, laid the board width sensible on the paper (so at the very least my ends of planks would be straight). Putty the seams and screw holes with wooden filler and sand till they are easy.
Now, shortly take your wood graining device and, using the again side with superb teeth, pull the instrument from high to backside so you’ve got these superb strains. Now pull the opposite side of the wood graining software down over the traces you just made, slightly rocking as you go. The extra you rock, the extra knots you’ll have. I noticed on another web site how somebody made their ground look like wood planks utilizing paper.