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      Tools List

      • 30-foot tape measure
        Measuring tape
      • chalk line
        Chalk line
      • trammel
        Trammel. Make one from a piece of scrap board
      • straightedge guide
      • framing square
        Framing square
      • miter saw
        Miter saw
      • mallet
        Rubber mallet
      • router
        Router and 1¼-inch flooring bit
      • speed square
        Rafter square
      • drill
      • flooring nailer
        Flooring nailer
      • circular saw
        Circular saw

      Shopping List

      Engineered tongue-and-groove strip flooring.
      Have your supplier determine how much you need, but figure on 15 percent waste.

      Feature and apron strips to frame the herringbone field.

      Flooring splines

      Molding to create a guide for the circular saw.

      ¾-inch plywood
      Get one 4x8 sheet to make the nailing blank and a straightedge.

      1½-inch drywall screwsto attach the blank to the subfloor.

      16-gauge 2-inch L-head flooring nails or 'cleats'

      Wood glue

      Painter's tape