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Posted by tomh on March 26th, 2003 05:29 PM
In reply to Wood Floor Boards have wide spaces between them. by Shaul on March 26th, 2003 10:32 AM [Go to top of thread]

In historic preservation, plank floors are often chinked with Oakum. Its a material originally used to caulk seams between boards on ships and wood boats. (another variety is melted with lead to pot plumbing stacks). Its basically hemp or jute rope soaked in pine tar, varnish or linseed. Because it is flexible, it moves with the wood when it shrinks and swells. It is appropriate for your application, because anything else would either be squeezed out, or could crush the wood. I have no experience in using it. A couple possibilities I found on web search are:

Of course wall to wall carpet could be laid over the floor without any need to lift the floor or apply new.

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