Sanding Wood Floors

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 : 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 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 : 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 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

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.

How To : Make a sanding block for wood

Make a DIY wood sanding block for smooth surfacing with help from this video tutorial hosted by the can-do man, Ron Hazleton. Ron Hazleton is a DIY home improvement master. Everything from installing ceiling fans, to replacing toilets, to patching holes in your walls... If it ...more

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

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

How To : Chemically strip wood

Wood can be refinished by sanding off the old stain or paint but sanding runs the risk of removing fine details on the wood. Chemical strippers are the best to remove paint, varnish and shellac. Prepare the area on and around the project, strip, scrape and scrub. You might enc ...more

How To : Repair holes in plasterboard walls

Plaster walls, although popular homebuilding materials, are notoriously easy to damage. Door handles, elbows and moving furniture are all great at putting holes in plasterboard walls, holes which, thankfully, only take an hour or so to patch up. Stumped as to how to do it? Wat ...more

How To : Make a homemade sword on a budget

So, you want to make a sword but don't have the means or money? Nonsense. You can make one at home with the help of everyday tools & materials. In this five-part tutorial, learn how to make your very own homemade sword at home. Materials and tools needed include: Two and half ...more

How To : Use a belt sander to sand wood

The belt sander is the king of all sanding systems. This Home & Garden how to video demonstrates the proper operation and use of the belt sander for sanding wood. Remodeling your home doesn't have to be such a daunting task once you've learned how to use a belt sander.

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 : Sand wood

Sanding is an important step when preparing wood for painting or staining. You Will Need * Sandpaper of varying grits * A random-orbit finishing sander * A sanding block * Safety goggles * A dust mask * And a shop vacuum * A pencil WARNING: Always wear safety goggles when ope ...more

How To : Carve & sand tiki wood

In order to carve a Mexican Sand Palm, in order to make your own tiki, you will need the following: safety equipment, a sanding block, several different grits of sand paper, and electric sander. Put on your safety equipment: a respirator mask and goggles. Load the sand paper ...more

How To : Turn Regular Socks Into Non-Skid Slipper Socks

Tired of slipping on hard wood floors, but too cold to go barefoot? Make some of your favorite socks slip-proof. This how-to video project is an easy way to revamp your socks into a safer non-skid style. Your injury-free joints will thank you.

How To : Gather tools for building miniatures

Here are some of necessary the tools for hobby crafting and diorama making. This model maker uses wood rasps, sanding pencils, wire cutters, small pliers, a box cutter, a wood carving knife, and a Japanese pull saw. When building miniatures you may find yourself making your ow ...more

How To : Create Halloween gore makeup with household items

Halloween is by far the most fun holiday we have all year. When else can you dress up in crazy costumes, run around the neighborhood and be given candy for it? The key to a great Halloween costume is to make it as scary as possible, and nothing is scarier than bloody flesh wou ...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 : Restore & protect outdoor wood furniture

Many spend a good amount on outdoor furniture... only to see it get ruined by the effects of weather or residue. In this video hosted by Ron Hazleton, learn how to restore and preserve outdoor furniture by cleaning, sanding and applying a stain and wood sealer to protect the w ...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 : Apply a sand, or first-coat, sealer to woodwork

Sanding sealers, also called first-coat sealers by some manufacturers, are recommended when refinishing furniture. Although using a sanding sealer is a good step to take regardless of the type of stain you are using, it is especially necessary when using water-based stains. Ap ...more

How To : Fix a door that sticks

Instead of pushing, pulling, and cursing, why not fix that door that sticks? You Will Need * A screwdriver * Some cardboard * Screws that are larger than those in the hinges * A pencil * A belt sander or sanding block * A book or piece of wood * A solid wooden block Step 1. ...more

How To : Use hand planes

Hand planes are the epitome of fine woodworking. Extreme woodworkers use them, and serious collectors collect them. Planes come in a wide variety of sizes, styles and designs for specific woodworking purposes. Planes are available made entirely of metal, or made of wood with m ...more

How To : Turn Wooden Ear Plugs on a Lathe

I turned my first ear plug purely as a challenge when the question was asked on a turning forum and nobody could provide an answer. I didn't know much about them, only a general concept of the shape I was going after. This method does use a chuck, but I'll go over how to do i ...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

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 : Chemically strip furniture or woodwork

Stripping furniture or woodwork can be like a treasure hunt, revealing a beautiful wood surface beneath old paint and varnish. An old finish can be removed mechanically using a sander, but you run the risk of sanding off fine detail and contours in the woodwork. Chemical strip ...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 : 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 : Make an art easel for kids

In this series of online videos you'll learn step-by-step instruction for building an artist easel for kids. Expert Jon Olson shows you what materials and supplies you'll need for this project, how to design the different parts of the easel, and how to fit them together, as we ...more

How To : Age wood

For furniture or wood projects, adding an aged wood look can give real character and interest to an otherwise ordinary object. With a little sanding, stain and lacquer to finish you can transform any wood object. It’s easy to age wood with common household items. You Will Ne ...more

How To : Use a finishing sander

In this online video series, learn how to use a finishing sander and how to maintain it, from woodworking instructor Jon Olson. He will teach you the parts of a finishing sander, and general safety and electrical safety for using a finishing sander. Jon will demonstrate how to ...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 : Mix and use sanded floor grout

Before you grout a floor, take the time to be sure that you really know what you're doing. Mistakes you make now can come back to haunt you later. A lot of people try to use wall grout, for instance, which doesn't work well and eventually cracks. What you really want top use i ...more

How To : Sand wood for woodworking beginners

Sandpaper is one of the essential tools of woodworking and carpentry, and there are many types with different applications. This video is for woodworking beginners and will teach you a lot of the basics about sanding so that you can give your pieces the finish they deserve.

How To : Use a floor sander to sand a deck

If you don't know what you're doing, sanding a deck can be many hours of back-breaking work. But in this video, Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus.com demonstrates how to use a floor sander. By using a floor sander correctly, sanding a floor can be a much simpler process.

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 a tongue and groove floor

There are fewer things finer in a home than a hardwood flooring. For the do-it-yourselfer, however, it can be a fun, yet daunting task. Installing a hardwood floor can best be described as a combination of rough and fine carpentry. Pounding the nails home and bending warped fl ...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

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