Leveling the floor with shingles

Renovating an old and saggy building has lots of challenges – one of the biggest being the floor is uneven.  Since it’s only our weekend cabin, we believe the unlevel floor adds character.  Translation:  There is no way we’re going to shore up this building so just live with it.  Our plan is to lay a new layer of 15/32″ of sanded plywood and slap a few coats of paint on it until the budget allows for something a little more desirable.  Round and round about the best method to level our floor, I found a terrific article from Fred Fauth, How to Level a Plywood or OSB Subfloor Using Asphalt Shingles & Construction Felt.

We tried the method first in the kitchen – which was definetly the worst spot in the cabin.  After almost an entire pack of shingles, Janeé declared it done.

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BTW:   plywood floors can be a fabulous flooring choice!


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