Every time we
do an addition or remodel a room, that particular room becomes different
from the "old" part of the house. The old rooms in the house
may have a tile floor and the new room a hardwood floor. When they but
up together the transition from room to room is not a smooth or pleasing
to the eye.
In this project our customer had a tile floor in her den and an oak floor
in the dining room. We decided that a 1x12 piece of oak would make a nice
To start we removed the two columns and sealed the air leaks with insulation
and spray foam.
The 1x12 piece of oak was measured and cut to length. We dry fitted it
to be sure it fit properly and then took it out to the sawhorses to router
a curved edge to it.
the transition was going to cover both tile and wood we decided to use
construction adhesive and a few screws under the columns to attach the
transition to the floor.
The columns now were too long to fit and had to be trimmed. Outside on
the sawhorses I cut ¾" off the bottom of each column using
my circular saw and rip fence.
With the columns cut to the correct height they were reinstalled on top
of the new transition.
The last and final step to this project was to apply the finish.
We decided to use a semi gloss polyurethane and apply 3 coats.
you compare photo 1 to the finished product in photo7, the difference
is immeasurable. Transitions can be made many different ways. You just
have to let the creative juices flow. In this photo we had additional
granite left over from the countertop installation. I measured and cut
a saddle with a notch in the bottom that fit over the hardwood floor inhe
dining room to make a nice even look.
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