Sam has recorded the beginning of our cypress floor, which extends eastwards from the western wall.

As the old saying goes: well begun – a lot more to do….

You can see the half inch gap between the outside floorboard and the wall: large wooden floors may (or may not) expand and contract according to the season, although native cypress is said to be relatively stable.

The ‘gap’ will¬† eventually be covered by a low skirting board.

I have chosen to nail into the face of the boards, rather than through the top edge of the tongue (the latter method is called ‘blind nailing’).¬† After all, this is a boatshed, not a dining room; strength and durability take precedence over appearance….and I expect the same principle will apply to our boats.


2 thoughts on “FLOORBOARDS”

  1. In this neck of the woods they call nailing of floor boards where the nails are hidden as secret nailing. I have never seen the point even if the floor is for a dinning room.

  2. I agree Mike. I suspect ‘secret nailing’ is weaker than nailing into the face of the board – and I always like to see some evidence of work accomplished by hand.

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