Many, many thanks to the replies!
Well, being I am a teacher, I thought this would be a nice summer project..
I plan on dis-assembling the pallets first. Get all of my wood out of them and that part of the process done for thats going to be a pain and the bulk of the work! Square the ends, then run it through my planer. I want to use old fashion squarehead nails. So hopefully that will elivate the tounge and grove process and fill in the majority of the excisting nail holes (kill two birds with one stone, plus i think the nails will look awsome when done.)
I would imagine I will be using 3/4 advantech subflooring. The planks themselves would mostlikely be 3/8's thick
Heres a pic of the nails i like....
Me and my buddy disassembled maybe 100 pallets a couple winters ago for kindlin for my wood stove. It's not fun nor easy by any means, but the money ill be saving is all the motivation I need. Plus I just really enjoy making something out of nothing
Once everything is planed, I will pallet and wrap the wood for storage in my shop till we decide to build.
my installation plan is to nail the planks onto the sublooring coming of the corner of one side of the house on a 45 and have it go through out the whole house on that 45. final sand, then probably a tung oil finish.
-planer. this is one tool I dont own. I really would like to find a nice stationary/industrial one. I see them on CL sometimes. Im also considering a dewalt or portercable from lowes.
-Planer knives (god knows what ill have in them).
-two or three trips 40 miles north to get pallets.
- sand paper, putty and finish when its time.
-220$ for a fifty pound box of nails
Please, please please give me any and all advice/criticism/ideas you can before I decide to do this. If theres something Im missing speak up or forever hold your peace....