Tapered carpet shims

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    Lots easier than methods I have used before. I had 4 doorways to shim up to some fir flooring. I needed to fit the carpet to a 1 inch height. I used 3/8 shims with a 3/32 shim added under the strip to get the ideal height.
     

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    The new flooring being installed is end grain old growth fir. It's for the owner of a local mill that only sells old growth wood products. Very neat looking stuff. It's not T&G. T&G wouldn't work with end grain. It's like cutting up 2x4s and 2x3s, in 3/4" slices using a chop saw and laying them flat. It comes in 3 foot strips held together with glue and has a thin aluminum wire inset into the long edges.
     

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    I like the look.
     
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    Before they closed there was a couple of car factories that had that type of flooring-end grain. But the were pieces about 6" deep.
     
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    I didn't think Model A's were that heavy.
     
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    It was for the horses. Soft on their hooves, besides Model As were solid steel, not like the plastic cars of today.
     
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    How many horses did a Model A have?
     

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