Add on the fact that I have chosen not to spend any vacation hours for this project, and it gets done only during evenings and weekends. That next project is just going to have to wait!
The first thing we did was empty this room - which essentially is what I would call a rec room - of 15 years worth of crap that we've collected. Jeesh! Who knew all that stuff would fit up there?
We hauled about 12 car loads of stuff down to a local storage shed, and probably an equal number of carloads to the dump.
The gross old carpet had to go, too. Unfortunately, it was glued down. Doubly unfortunately, my father-in-law did a particularly good job of gluing it down when he installed it.
Lucky for you, there are no photos of all this.
|But here is one of the room after the carpet came out.|
|One of the challenges was there are two cubby holes like this in the room.|
This ryoba saw worked fantastic for this! The kerf is way thinner, so less dust is generated. Plus, the sawdust doesn't fly all over the room like with my power tools. Less noise, so the building's strict noise policy is not violated, and I think it really is no slower than using the power saw.
The only time I got a power tool out was the jigsaw, which I chose to use for the rip cuts.
|Here is the toolkit I used to install the floor.|
|We like how it looks.|