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Floor question for generic plan

Postby mario » Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:45 pm

I'm looking at the generic plan in PDF and have a question.

The first step is to have two sheets of wood 48" x 58.5" x .5" side by side.
Then to place the 8' X 1"x2" underneath the floor. However the diagram shows all the subfloor studs as being 1.5" wide.

If they are 1x2 how does that become 1.5" ?

Sorry if this is a stupid question, I'm a beginer here.
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Postby Ken A Hood » Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:53 pm

A 1x2 is actually 3/4"x 1 1/2" (the 1x2 dimension is before it's finished)

Same way a 2x4 is actually 1 1/2" x 3 1/2"
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Postby mario » Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:58 pm

shows how much I know uh? hehe

thank you for the reply!
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Postby mikeschn » Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:43 am

Thanks Ken!

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Postby H@nk » Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:20 pm

It doesn't have to be shaved.
Mario was right with his 1"x2".
When the shop or factory delivers the product, they speak always in terms of the rough product.
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Postby mario » Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:23 pm

I have never really bought any kind of wood so I was unaware of these particularities.
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Question about floor...

Postby Alfred » Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:31 am

Hi Gang,

If I want a 5x8 floor, can I lay two 4x8's, cut down to 4x5 side by side (without scarfing), and just cover the seam with one of the 1x2's?

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Postby toypusher » Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:59 am

AL,

That should work fine!!
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Re: Question about floor...

Postby bledsoe3 » Thu Nov 22, 2007 2:25 am

Alfred wrote:Hi Gang,

If I want a 5x8 floor, can I lay two 4x8's, cut down to 4x5 side by side (without scarfing), and just cover the seam with one of the 1x2's?

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I just bought a 5' X 8' sheet of plywood and laid it in place. No joints to make that way.
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Postby seabee74 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:33 pm

My floor is 5x9 and I joined the 3 pieces by cutting a dado in the edge of the plywood and inserting a 1/4 inch spline the length of the dado all glued with titebond 3. After that all dried I cut some bowtie shaped pieces of 1/4 inch plywood and inlaid them at opposing angles so that there is no way they can pull apart
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Re: Question about floor...

Postby Armed Patriot » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:22 am

bledsoe3 wrote:
Alfred wrote:Hi Gang,

If I want a 5x8 floor, can I lay two 4x8's, cut down to 4x5 side by side (without scarfing), and just cover the seam with one of the 1x2's?

AL.

I just bought a 5' X 8' sheet of plywood and laid it in place. No joints to make that way.


Where did you find 5 x 8 plywood???
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Re: Question about floor...

Postby donfordguy » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:15 pm

Armed Patriot wrote:
bledsoe3 wrote:
Alfred wrote:Hi Gang,

If I want a 5x8 floor, can I lay two 4x8's, cut down to 4x5 side by side (without scarfing), and just cover the seam with one of the 1x2's?

AL.

I just bought a 5' X 8' sheet of plywood and laid it in place. No joints to make that way.


Where did you find 5 x 8 plywood???

i'd like to know to
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