Pine Kitchen Floor

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Kitchen Floor

I was not quite sure what to use for a kitchen floor, a choice between tiles and floor boards. I tried to make kitchen floor tiles out of clay, but this was not successful at all, I just made a terrible mess. Fimo would have been better, but for such a large room it would just be too costly. So I decided on floor boards using lolly sticks, the ones I used were wider than a normal lolly stick and looked more like floor board size. First of all I cut a piece of card the size of the Kitchen. As there is original Triang floor paper in the Kitchen I did not want to damage it. [although it is in a bit of a state, still worth keeping]. Also it is easier to work on the floor out of the room.

Kitchen Floor

Kitchen Floor

I cut off the rounded ends of the lolly sticks, and sanded the surface and edges of each board, then attached each one to the card with glue. By laying a piece of wood along one edge I was able to keep the sticks level.

Kitchen Floor

Even by sticking the sticks as tightly together as possible, I had to fill some gaps with thin pieces of wood.

Kitchen Floor

 

Kitchen Floor

This is the finished floor unpolished.

Kitchen Floor

I finished the floor with a first layer of clear wax, then a layer of antique pine wax. By putting a clear wax on first stops the antique pine wax being too dark and patchy on the wood, as it is difficult to apply evenly.

Kitchen Floor



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