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Sup Travellers?! There are many amazing things we can get out of the internet. We can get cat videos and ice bucket challenges etc etc. But one amazing thing in particular is DIY!!! Nowadays, you don't have to go on a fancy TV show to get a home makeover. All you need is an internet connection and the will to create.

I’ve seen a lot of interesting objects used in do-it-yourself home makeovers — like old pennies used to transform a boring kitchen backsplash but I’ve never seen a floor made out of this before

A very unique — and very beautiful — renovation technique is taking homes by storm. Though this special technique dates back thousands of years, more and more houses around the world have begun to bring it back into fashion.


Called "cordwood construction," this technique uses debarked logs — either found naturally or cut from logged trees — that are stacked and mortared.



In this particular home, cordwood was used to give their yucky concrete floor a beautiful, all-natural makeover. They started by sweeping and mopping, then planning out the arrangement of their wooden discs.



The wood they used was legally gathered from their state forest. The trees — "Shaggy Bark Juniper" and "Alligator Bark Juniper" — had died and fallen naturally.


After running each piece through the chop saw (set at 1"), they sanded the discs down and glued them directly to the floor.


After setting each piece, they firmly tamped them to ensure they were on good and tight.
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Soon, they entire floor was covered in the beautiful cordwood.


When it was time, they applied a light coat of polyurethane to the surface of the disks. They did this to prevent the grout from adhering to the tops.


Finally, after grouting the spaces and applying more coats of polyurethane, their stunning floor was complete. I love how warm and natural it looks, don't you? Would you like to have this in your home? Let us know in the comments below!