By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

Wait Until You See The Floor Design This Guy Makes With A Bunch Of Logs.

There are always new DIY and renovation trends cropping up at homes across the country, but this floor design is actually centuries old -- even if it's new to you. It's called cordwood construction, and it's a technique that uses debarked logs, stacking and mortaring them to create a floor.

Though time consuming, the results of cordwood construction are incredibly beautiful, and give floors a unique finish that you probably wouldn't find at your neighbor's house. In the DIY below, homeowners covered their ugly concrete floor this way, and you can see the entire process below.

The entire process starts with many disks of debarked wood.

They started by sweeping and mopping, then begin laying out the wooden disks, ensuring that they all fit together.

The wood they used was legally gathered, including "Shaggy Bark Juniper" and "Alligator Bark Juniper."

After sawing each disk to a uniform 1 inch, they sanded them and glued them to the floor.

Each piece was tamped to make sure it was firmly stuck to the floor.

Finally, the entire floor was covered in gorgeous pieces of cordwood.

They applied a light coat of polyurethane to the surface of the disks to prevent the grout from sticking to the tops.

After grouting the open spaces and adding another coat of polyurethane, the floor was finished. Isn't it gorgeous?

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Source: Little Things

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