Best filler for #3 or "cabin Grade" oak?

lazy_gardensMay 4, 2013

We're considering #3 common oak for a floor but I have concerns about the durability of the filler for the knots

What is recommended?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Sophie Wheeler

Upgrade to a better grade of oak if you plan on filling #3. It will be money well spent. Filler shouldn't be used at all, except in the smaller than a dime sized knots that end up knocking through when installed. Even then, I'd cull rather than fill. You will cull a higher percentage of #3 than it's worth fooling with. Which translates into a much higher price per board foot than just buying the better grade to begin with.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2013 at 1:29PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gregmills_gw

If you like the cabin grade thats fine. For the larger knot holes i simply use epoxy to fill knots. Dries clear sands nicely and you dont have to worry about matching color with filler

    Bookmark   May 4, 2013 at 7:56PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lazy_gardens

Thanks.

I like the idea of epoxy filler! I may try that in a different house.

We looked at our desired timeline and don't have the time to deal with the filling, sanding, staining, etc. So we're going with pre-finished #2 common to match one of the older floors.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2013 at 11:05AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
peg and groove hardwood floors
I have a 1931 home with a hardwood floor in the main...
zagyzebra
Carpet removal cost seems high, is it?
I got a quote for new carpet in a new-to-me house....
prettybluehouse
Best flooring for dog who doesn't 'hold it'
Hello Everyone- I am moving into a new house. The house...
krylander
Ceramic wood tile into sunken living room?
Getting ready to remodel a house I am purchasing. Would...
m323
Any experience with BellaCera hardwood flooring and/or hickory wood?
We fell in love with a hickory hardwood in their line,...
happyallison
Sponsored Products
2-Circuit Prebent 90 Degree Monorail
Lightology
Ink and Ivy Blake 3-piece Comforter Set
Overstock.com
Eurostyle Simon 2 Drawer Media Stand in Wenge & Aluminum
Beyond Stores
Robert Abbey | Bling Pendant Light
$627.00 | YLighting
Pillar Outdoor Wall Up/Down Light
Lightology
Candice Olson Silver Finish One Light Table Lamp
$518.00 | Bellacor
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™