Teahouse floor construction

June 13th 2003: Now's the time to fix the floor. The first job being to lay the 4" x 2" softwood floor joists.

Seven joists were used fixed by galvanised brackets made for the job

Close-up of the joist mounting brackets

The space between the joists were filled with 2" x 2" noggins

Each 8" oak floor board is nailed down separately with cork strip
around the edge for expansion.

Ready to start nailing down the boards

June 14th 2003: The continuing the story of the floorboards...

 The first floor nailed into place using hidden nails

 Done - phew!

 The oak floor as seen from the entrance

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