Saturday, April 23, 2011

design idea - hardwood flooring

These pix are from the Waldilla website - they're a flooring manufacturer.  

 Basically, what they do is scan the boards into a computer then use software to match grain patterns - curves, knots and so forth - and then CNC cut the boards (standard T&G edging) and then create a map for installation.
My question is this: Could a couple guys with a planer, a jigsaw, a big roll of butcher paper and a lot of time on their hands achieve a similar effect starting with 1 inch maple boards?  Fine, we couldn't tongue and groove the edges, but we could certainly bevel the edges so that each piece fit slightly under the next one, thereby hiding the screws and ensuring that where there are little gaps they don't appear to be deep cravasses.

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