When you buy plywood
you'll need more than you think
The floor went down quickly.
My uncle squeezed out adhesive.
My farter wedged the tongue and grove plywood together.
I snapped chalk lines and screwed down the work.
My cousin talked on the phone, made decisions, screwed with me a bit and held the smart end of the tape.
It’s pretty fun working in a group. Each of us knew what to do and we quickly fell into a rhythm of our tasks.
We skinned the floor in a couple of hours.
Well. We skinned up about ninety six percent of the floor.
We are not professional framers. This was made clear by the four percent left over.
My cousin’s cottage is planned to be twenty by twenty four. The plywood comes in four by eight sheets. Simple math says that with three sheets in one direction and five in the other, we should have the floor cleared.
Yet, here we were with a gap just large enough to need coverage.
This plywood was tongue and groove plywood. On each seam we lost 3/8 of an inch. Multiply that by five and you have our left over ga…
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