Here’s a quick look at the latest progress in building our house- hand scraped flooring. John ordered the scraper online and tried it out- the scraper is from Hardwood Industry Products if you’re looking for one (no sponsorship, just a link). The floor is made of salvaged pine boards that used to be a wall in an old house. John scraped and sealed it over the past week.
Although he’d removed some paint from the boards with the planer and some with a hand paint scraper, the blades wear down a lot quicker with boards that have paint on them. If you’re curious about details, ask below and I’ll answer. He scraped the entire board, leaving some high spots/patina.
Next time (on boards without the paint) he thinks he will try just at the edges to smooth the transitions between boards but leave more of that old patina on the boards. (Also would be a quicker floor.) He spent 2 days scraping this one- approximately 12′x14′ room.