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They Wanted To Turn Their Floor Into Something Epic, So They Collected Tree Trunks And Built This

For most people, renovating their home means thousands of dollars down the drain. With all the fancy granites, cedars, and laminates to choose from, it can get very expensive, not to mention time-consuming.

But today, there's a new trend that's growing in popularity. Instead of paying renovators and contractors for expensive flooring options, people are turning to a more natural option that you may not have seen before.

Although not as modern as the latest flooring options you find in your hardware store, this renovation technique has a unique style that makes any home more vibrant.


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The process is called "cordwood construction." It consists of debarking all the logs, cutting them down, and then using them for your renovation projects.


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Take a look at the concrete flooring below. Once the cordwood is placed, you can already get a feel for what a different look this is going to have when it's done.


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For this home, they didn't even need to purchase any of their flooring material. They gathered it from their local state forest (with permission). They only used trees that had fallen naturally.


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The wood is from "Shaggy Bark Juniper" and "Alligator Bark Juniper" trees. After cutting each piece to 1" in height, they sanded each piece and glued them onto the concrete floor.


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The view is already mesmerizing and unlike any floor we've ever seen.


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When the entire floor is completely covered, it gives the home a whole new look. But there's still more work to do.


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Next comes applying a layer of polyurethane onto the surface. It's beginning to look really amazing.


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After a few more coats, it's complete. It looks stunning, and it was all done by hand, for very little money.


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Credit: Little Things

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