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The floor boards
Blocks, see Block. – Commencing the floor
A Blocking. A pieces of wood that runs between other members (studs, joists, rafters) to provide support, add strength and/or act as a solid support between panel joins. of Timber, lumber. The hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees was fixed between two joists at each end to prevent the joists from leaning or tipping. (See the plan for Any of the three linear measurements, length, breadth and depth.).
The first floor A piece of sawn, or dressed lumber of greater width than thickness. Usually 19mm (3/4") to 38mm (1 1/2") thick and 75mm (3") or more wide. was positioned: beginning halfway on the first One of a series of parallel members used to support the floor. Part of the framing that provides the structure for a floor. and ending halfway on the joist at the other end.
Finishing the floor boards
One by one, the rest of the floor boards were fixed in place.
The last floor board had to be ripped down to achieve the correct dimensions.
That was the floor finished – SO WE THOUGHT!
But just then…
Out came the dear lady of the house, bless her, armed with her mother, her two sisters and her karate teacher, to say she’d changed her mind: she wanted the shed on the other side of the fence.
Who was to argue? Not us – wouldn’t dare!
Was it going to be a major? Not at all – luckily!
Preparing for the shift
The floor was reasonably heavy and it had to be maneuvered through a narrow fence gate.
It would have to be tipped on edge, then pushed and pulled through the gate.
A board was nailed to the ends of the joists to act as a A solid piece of lumber that fits under a building in place of a footings or foundation making the building able to be moved., so the floor (on edge) could slide along the ground.