Refinishing Wood Floor

How To : Refinish wood floors with a drum sander

Hardwood floors in older homes can be hidden treasures. You may not realize it, but under the dark finish, scuffs and scratches is probably a beautiful hardwood floor just waiting to shine through. Sanding off the old finish gives you a chance to get down to the bare wood and ...more

How To : Refinish wood floors with an oscillating sander

Hardwood floors in older homes can be hidden treasures. You may not realize it, but under the dark finish, scuffs and scratches is probably a beautiful hardwood floor just waiting to shine through. Sanding off the old finish gives you a chance to get down to the bare wood and ...more

How To : Refinish your hardwood floors

Every once in a while you will need to refinish your hardwood floors. Why pay a bunch of money to have a professional do it when you can do it yourself? This tutorial will take you step by step through the process of refinishing your hardwood. You will never waste another penn ...more

How To : Refinish hardwood floors in your home

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to refurnish hardwood floors. Using a drum or belt sander, begin by cutting 36 grit abrasive. Then remove all the old finish marks and scratches from the main body of the floor. Using an edge sander, do the same thing. Now vacuum the f ...more

How To : Sand and save a wood floor

Over time, a wooden floor can sustain a heavy amount of damage thanks to the weather, heavy foot traffic, and things constanly falling on it. So, it's always a good idea to refinish a floor every few years or so to make sure that it will last longer. This tutorial will show yo ...more

How To : Fill gaps in a wood floor

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to fill gaps in a wood floor. This project doesn't require any specialized skills, but it does require a lot of patience. Fill gaps in a wood floor. Click through to watch this video on thisoldhouse.com

How To : Mop a wood floor

Cinderella's plight has given mopping a bad name—but don't let poor PR keep you from a bright, shiny floor.This video will show you how to mop a wood floor.

How To : Install an engineered wood floor

Redoing your floors can be expensive unless you know how to do it yourself. Learn the basics for installing a new engineered wood floor in this how to video. Watch the short DIY show clip and follow along so that you too can install a new engineered floor in your kitchen.

How To : Install a laminate floor (simulated wood)

If you like the look of wood floors but you are concerned about the durability of wood because of kids or pets then laminate might be the answer for you. Laminate is really durable and it is easy to install. The laminate is the same material that they laminate kitchen counter ...more

How To : Install a glueless hardwood floor

This type of wood flooring isn't nailed or glued down, it floats on top of the floor and fits together like a puzzle. It's like a wooden carpet. Install a glueless hardwood floor. Click through to watch this video on homedepot.com

How To : Stretch a canvas

It's no secret, artists are broke. That's why they're referred to as "starving artists". One day these artists will achieve unimaginable success, but for most of their lives, they'll be struggling to survive… struggling to keep their vision alive. That's why they need to work ...more

How To : Re-paint old furniture

If your furniture has seen better days but is nevertheless structurally sound, restoring it might be as simple as applying a fresh layer of paint or wood stain. This free video tutorial demonstrates a method for refinishing furniture with a power sander. For more information, ...more

How To : Renovate your home to be eco-friendly

Get tips on how to make your home more eco-friendly, especially if you plan to renovate it. Attention all brownstone daydreamers (if you're eco savvy that's a plus)! Pulse follows green builder Blake Holden as he turns a dilapidated Brooklyn brownstone into a vintage green ho ...more

How To : Refinish wood furniture

In this do it yourself video guide to refinishing and restoring wood furniture, learn tips and techniques for how to refinish your old, well-loved wood furniture, including everything from wood stain removal to applying a fresh, new furniture stain. Our expert, Jennifer Ware, ...more

How To : Remove stains from wood floors

Did someone spill Kool-Aid or red wine on your hardwood floor? Well, before you bust out the power tools, watch this how to video with few home remedies that will lift up that stain, and require a lot less power tools.

News : Laminate flooring, floor preparation

There can be areas of preparation you may not have anticipated before you start your project of installing your laminate flooring. Concrete Preparation If you are installing your laminate flooring over a concrete slab, you may not notice until you remove the old carpet that ...more

How To : Know the pros & cons of laminate flooring

In this tutorial, we learn how to know the pros & cons of laminate flooring. The difference between laminate floor and wood floor is mainly the cost and quality. Laminate flooring will withstand damage better than regular oak flooring can take. But, laminate flooring does not ...more

How To : Salsa dance step by step for beginners

Dancing salsa is like making love on a wood floor. Interested? If so,then check out this easy to follow dance video which will guide you step by step through how to dance salsa. From sashaying your hips sexily to the correct basic forward and backward step, this video covers ...more

How To : Work out at home to get rock hard buns & glutes

Darin Steen from Major League Health and Fat Loss Lifestyle demonstrates how to work out at home to get rock hard buns and glutes. You will need a wood floor or a ceramic tile floor that's nice and slick to do the exercises. Lie down on your back on the floor and extend your a ...more

How To : Install Dry Core basement sub floor

First, the plywood or oriented strand board (OSB) subfloor floats on a corrugated or “cleated” waterproof underlayment, so the wood never actually touches the floor. The underlayment material can be made of Styrofoam or heavy-duty polyethylene, the same material used in corrug ...more

How To : Fix a crack or gouge in your hardwood floor

Start by putting tape around the area that you want to patch. This will keep the wood filler from getting all over the rest of the floor. If there is anything down in the floor like dog hair or crumbs make sure you get that stuff out before you put the wood filler in the area. ...more

How To : Apply an oil- or water-based stain to wood

Staining wood is an exciting and fun step in your refinishing process. Staining brings out and enhances the patterns in the wood grain and it unifies an overall color. At this stage your project piece begins to look more finished. Allow enough time to complete this task from s ...more

HowTo : You Killed Kenny Doorstop

Instructables user BrittLiv uses a moldable silicone called sugru to sculpt this awesome doorstop of South Park's miraculously indestructible Kenny McCormick. You Will Need: orange and black sugru flesh, white, brown and black paint, paint brush rubber floor mat, the thinner ...more

How To : Clean your hardwood floors

AskAuntPattie is providing you with some how-to tips when it comes to cleaning your hardwood floors. Use a microfiber pad to dry dust on your floor. There are all different sizes of pads for your needs. You should clean the floor as often as you like. You can test your floor w ...more

How To : Install a mortar shower pan

Mark Donovan is remodeling a ceramic tile shower, and shows how to install a mortar shower pan. First consider the framing of the shower. Plywood, 2x4's and 2x6's provide a good foundation for the weight of the tile. Then remove the cover from the drain. Use duct tape to cover ...more

How To : Install glue-down hardwood flooring with Lowe's

This Lowe's video shows you how add warmth and beauty to your home by installing hardwood floors step by step. First you must prepare the sub-floor. You will need engineered hardwood planks, transitions, and moldings. You will also need flooring adhesive, trowel, hardwood floo ...more

How To : Expand your garage shelving

More handy shelving ideas from home improvement expert, Danny Lipford. See how to expand your garage shelving in this video tutorial. While the garage is a great place for storage, it often becomes cluttered, making it hard to find what you need. Here are some easy projects t ...more

How To : Patch your hardwood floors

Part of the charm of hardwood floors is their imperfections. Slight variations in grain and color, as well as the minor spots and specs in the wood help provide an aged-to-perfection look for your floors. However, you may encounter a cracked plank or damage to a section of you ...more

How To : Install laminate floors in your home with Lowe's

Lowe's home improvement expert Mike Kraft is back again to show to help us install laminate wood flooring in our homes. It has been assumed that proper sub-floor preparation has been done. All the tools, equipment, and materials are gone over in detail for your safety. Proper ...more

How To : Install vinyl cove molding

Vinyl wall base molding is an easy-to-install substitute for wood baseboard molding. In areas that you have installed a vinyl or carpeted floor, vinyl wall base molding is a very decorative and functional option for surrounding the room perimeter. You have several color choice ...more

How To : Lay a wooden floor at home

Want to lay a hardwood floor yourself? It's easy. Provided, that is, you have all of the following materials: wood panels (preferably with built-in foam underlay), plastic sheeting, duct tape, tapping blocks, a hammer, a crowbar, a straight edge, a miter square, a pencil, stri ...more

How To : Install shoe molding

If you have hardwood floors in your house, take a look at your baseboards. Right in front of the baseboards there is usually a smaller, curved molding about ¾” tall. How does this short molding look? Is it painted over, chipped and/or just beat up in general? If so, you can ea ...more

How To : Install a solid hardwood floor with Lowe's

A solid hardwood floor offers a clean and simple alternative to carpeting. This video tutorial demonstrates how to install solid hardwood flooring in your home. Once you’ve prepped the subfloor, let the wood planks acclimate to the room temperature for at least 72 hours. Check ...more

How To : Apply a varnish topcoat to furniture

Applying topcoat is the final step in successfully refinishing your furniture piece. Water-Based Polyurethane Topcoats are strong, durable and are favored because they dry crystal clear, allowing the beauty of the wood grain to show. However, classic varnishes and brush-appli ...more

How To : Save money by staining your own concrete floors

In this video from cdrhead we learn how to save money by staining your own concrete floors. First vacuum the floor and under the sheet rock removing as much dirt and dust as you can. Place plastic on all walls and unfinished wood trim. Now use a 4 inch scraper to remove any re ...more

How To : Remove Furniture Scratches with a Walnut

You’re munching away on walnuts and, oh no, you notice you have a scratch on your wood floor. You already have the solution in your hand. The oil in nuts will fill in and make scratches on a wood floor disappear. Cover up scratches on wood furniture by using this simple techn ...more

How To : Install hardwood floor on concrete

This video shows you how to install a hardwood floor over concrete. You will need a plywood base. This video demonstrates the nail down method. You will need 15 nails per 8 feet by 4 feet sheet; plan according. The entire process is very easy and gives you easy steps to follow ...more

How To : Sand a hardwood floor

Aba Wood Flooring demonstrates how to sand between coats when working with water-based finishes on hardwood floors. When you use an electric sander, avoid overheating the surface when sanding between coats of a water-based finish. Accomplish this by replacing conventional sand ...more

How To : Install a Timber Floor

G'day Knuckleheads. In this Owner Builder Episode we look at laying the timber floor. You'll see in this video the team showing you how to lay a timber / wooden floor. The timber or wood l used for the floor was a species of timber called Blackbutt. It's a solid 19mm x 130mm b ...more

How To : Refinish, maintain and waterproof a wood deck

Wood decks can be a wonderful thing, however they do require cleaning and maintainence. This DIY video gives you the info you'll need to clean, repair and refinish your wood deck, ensuring it's looking great when it's time for that backyard blow out.

How To : Refinish wood furniture with simple techniques

When that dusty old dresser you have starts looking more fit for Grandma than your sleek 21st century home, it may be time to refinish. This tutorial guides you accurately and quickly through how to refinish furniture, including using a chemical stripper, scraping off the fin ...more

How To : Install wood floors

Considering installing hard wood floors? We recommend you watch this video first. Westhollow Floors talks about the various wood choices available, benefits and limitations of each one, and what you need to consider before you start. These guys take you through everything you ...more

How To : Paint a faux rug effect on your wood floors

Bored with your wood floors? Want to trick your guests? Well then set yourself up with a faux rug! This video will show you the steps to not only painting it yourself, but creating the desired "fabric" effect in your paint.

How To : Fill gaps in your wood floors

Gaps and cracks in hardwood flooring can be a nuisance, especially with small children. Although there are a few other solutions, this video teaches you how to use rope. Fill gaps in your wood floors. Click through to watch this video on homedepot.com

Build a Home Arcade Machine : Part 2

I assume at this point you have already completed your control panel using Part 1 of this How To guide. Now, if you are anything like me, you couldn't fight the urge to play, and you have your panel sitting on saw horses in the living room. Depending on your situation, your s ...more

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