When His Wife Left Town For The Week, This Guy Tore Up Their Bedroom Floors


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Redditor pcjames saw an opening when his wife went out of town for a week…

He'd been wanting to rip up the ugly carpeting in their bedroom and replace it with hardwood floors. Now was the perfect time. So with just a few days to get the job done, he got to work!

While it might sound like quite the undertaking for just one guy and a week, it's actually a lot easier than you think!

First, he tore up the carpet — it just had to go.

First, he tore up the carpet -- it just had to go.

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He bought half-inch-thick plywood pieces and cut them up into eight-inch-wide strips.

He bought half-inch-thick plywood pieces and cut them up into eight-inch-wide strips.

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Then came the sanding…lots and lots of sanding.

Before he started nailing anything down, he tried an initial layout. He staggered the planks for a unique look.

Before he started nailing anything down, he tried an initial layout. He staggered the planks for a unique look.

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It's gluing time! He used a construction-grade adhesive to glue each board to the subfloor.

It's gluing time! He used a construction-grade adhesive to glue each board to the subfloor.

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A nail gun came in handy for the next step — this went a lot faster than pcjames thought it would.

A nail gun came in handy for the next step -- this went a lot faster than pcjames thought it would.

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This diagonal portion by the door was a bit trickier, though.

This diagonal portion by the door was a bit trickier, though.

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All that was left was to stain the planks and apply a sealer.

All that was left was to stain the planks and apply a sealer.

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The stain turned out darker than anticipated, but ultimately, pcjames decided to leave it as is.

The stain turned out darker than anticipated, but ultimately, pcjames decided to leave it as is.

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He applied three coats of polyurethane with a satin finish…then…

He applied three coats of polyurethane with a satin finish...then...

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The furniture went in! This looks great.

The furniture went in! This looks great.

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The amazing part about this project is that it cost less than $250 total. How crazy is that? I think I might just go start ripping up my ugly carpet, too!

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