inlaid floor restoration during the toh tv los angeles house project remodel
Photo: Mark Lohman
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Fancy Wood Floors

The floors in the house's living and dining rooms feature a perimeter apron made of strips of oak in a log-cabin pattern, inlaid with narrower strips of walnut with a square-knot pattern in each corner. "Inlays and intricate patterns became popular after the Industrial Revolution, when wood flooring became cheaper to manufacture," says TOH TV master carpenter Norm Abram. Here's how the crew recreated this look in the new addition.
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