Flooring Part 3:
I'm slowly, but surely getting somewhere. I finally finished cutting all the boards for the flooring. I chose to cut the 8 ft boards into 6 ft, 5 ft and 4 ft lengths. This leaves me also with 2 ft and 3 ft for extras I might need.
Cutting to length was a little more difficult than I thought it would be. We don't own a table saw and I thought I could buy the Dremel SawMax (which is super easy to use) to cut a perfectly straight line. Because the saw does not have a straight covering, I could not use a piece of wood to keep me straight. I had to follow my pencil mark....very slowly. My husband thought they looked fine, but when I laid the boards out on the floor, I could see the uneven and wavy lines here and there.
So.... because I was unhappy with the waves, we decided to sand first instead of lay and then sand. This way, I can sand the unevenness into perfectly (hopefully perfect) straight edges.
On another note.... while I was arranging the flooring and staring at my kitchen... a crazy thought came into my head... why not just do the cupboards at the same time.... it won't take too much longer. Uh, ok, brain. Since at the time my reasoning made sense, I had my boys take off all the doors. I guess that means I really do need to finish them now.