j. Look at baseline L in Figure 1-30. When the finished floor has been laid up to line 2, the
starter board 3 in the largest room should be laid. The front edge of this board should be the same
distance from the chalk line L as the front edge of board 2. This ensures that the boards will come out
evenly at the door opening, where the flooring passes from room 1 to room 2.
Figure 1-30. Floor plan
k. Continue laying the floor until you are within two or three boards from the opposite wall.
l. Now, cut the last few boards, open up the groove in the boards, place them in position, draw
them tightly together, and surface nail them in place.