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DIY: A Rustic Way to Cover Wood Floor Holes

DIY: A Rustic Way to Cover Wood Floor Holes

Spotted on the floor of Mindy Marin’s renovated barn: metal patches on her old wood floor—the handyman’s version of patchwork. Marin covered up the holes in her wooden floor with zinc patches cut to cover the size of the hole. The patches are easily hammered in with brad nails that typically have a smaller head than regular nails (before nailing them in, Mindy beat the edge so they had a worn-in, distressed look.)

Photographs by Heidi Swanson.

Above: Since wood is prone to expanding and contracting, metal patches work best on old wooden floors that have had time to settle.

Above: Mindy’s renovated barn with zinc patches on the floor.

For another genius wood floor idea, check out Remodelista‘s post on Indigo Dyed Floors.

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8:36PM PDT on May 28, 2013

Doesn't look good,sorry

9:10AM PDT on May 22, 2013


1:53AM PDT on May 19, 2013

I think it looks cheap.

4:22PM PDT on May 18, 2013

Thanks for the info..will stick to using corks for my wooden floors - suits the style better

4:40AM PDT on May 18, 2013


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3:58AM PDT on May 11, 2013

Thanks for posting.

12:43AM PDT on May 11, 2013

Love the idea...

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