Chapter 1 - How to do hardwood flooring, properly.
No I cannot frame your new house.
It is partially because I am a mediocre framer - I take too long; I over think it; I am NOT experienced enough to frame commercially. Plus, there is already an experienced framer in the family, my brother Stan - different personality type**. I don't hold it against my father when he told me 'This took forever,' and I quietly ate my pride, he, my father, was the assistant on this particular one.
Efficient framing is a 2 man sport:
- one is 'the Beast' - leads; measures and is quick with the gun; extensive experience allows them to make quick-judgment calls without pausing - 'NO, no piece of lumber is perfect so get over it.'
- 'the Assistant' - equally important; cuts ON-DEMAND - accuracy is paramount as errors multiply in construction;
CHapter 2 - Ok, so that's framing BUT you wrote about flooring...
**I wrote this before ------> 'the accuracy sensitivity scale' as I call it is like this:
Framers work to what I call a 'strong quarter' - trim carpenters work to 1/8 or less....