This is my journey recreating the R. Sanderson Cottage.  The cottage was originally completed in the summer of 1871. 

Woven & Staggered Seam Floors



Weaving wood floors may seem like a job for the professionals and you would be right.

Woven floor patterns require a significant amount of patience to come out well.  

Why Pine? Because it is the material of choice for floors from this period.  Most cottages had wide pine plank floors.  My original floors were destroyed on the first floor - buried under the plywood.  The upstairs had very narrow boards that were in okay condition.  The main reason I decided to cover the existing floors in the bedroom was to add a little more rigidity to the span.  (see the article on Joist Sistering here)