Figure 1-26. Floor plan
b. Face nail the board at A with a finish nail, but do not drive the nail home.
c. Measure the distance X from the face of the fist board to the chalk line L.
d. Transfer this distance to Y and set a nail at B. Now board 1 is parallel to the chalk line L
and to the longest wall in the largest room.
e. Use a straightedge to ensure that board 1 is straight. Then face nail the board every 12
inches. Nail as close to the wall as possible.
f. Continue to cut, fit, and nail the flooring until the board marked 2 has been reached.
g. Make sure the board joints are staggered (see Figure 1-27, page 1-20).
h. Blind nail the rest of the tongue-and-groove flooring through the tongue at about 50 degrees
to the floor. To draw up the tongue-and-groove flooring for nailing, use a short piece of tongue-and-
groove lumber as a straightedge and a hammer to drive the flooring up tight (see Figure 1-28, page 1-20).