Compass Rose floor

This floor features a custom painted Compass Rose as a room center insert, and the floor was laid “log cabin” style, starting in the middle, and working out from the center. The effect is very nice, but the process is slow. The basement had an unfinished ceiling, so the insert was created off site, and held in place by wood screws that are driven up from the bottom.

The Compass Rose, painted on Baltic Birch hardwood plywood. Protected with 4 coats of polyurtehane.

The Compass Rose, painted on Baltic Birch hardwood plywood by Halifax artist Tony Owen. Protected with 4 coats of polyurethane.

 

The birch plywood used for the insert has a tounge routed along the 4 sides so the oak flooring will match, and hold fast perfectly.

The birch plywood used for the insert has a tounge routed along the 4 sides so the oak flooring will match, and hold fast perfectly.

Corner detail of oak flooring. The herring bone patern frames the insert very nicely.

Corner detail of oak flooring. The herring bone patern frames the insert very nicely.

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