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What David said plus....

Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
The logs may be crap and not yield useful lumber. There is no guarantee the company doing the drying and milling will wind up with a quality product. I had some custom flooring milled and the resharpening of the T&G cutter left the tongue so tight it was miserable to lay. There may be even other reasons we haven't thought of.

In industrial flooring it is run as narrow strips which will lesson some of the problems David enumerates, but one is still left with a plane industrial looking floor.

But it may be that the desire to "save" this wood and have something at the cabin from the home place overcomes these disadvantages. Or the motivation could be saving money. Then I would answer differently. Hence my question goes first.

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