Pick a Pattern: Double Border

Outlining the floor with two high-contrast stripes creates a decorative border that helps balance the rest of the room's architectural detail. If you can cut mitered corners on the floorboards, this project should be a cinch to do.

Similar to shown: 3¼-inch Nantucket maple in Summer House Tan and Brant Point Brown, about $8-$10 per sq. ft.; shawfloors.com for dealers

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