I had the fellow at Home Depot cut my room box walls and floors for me from a sheet of MDF board. It makes it so easy to have them cut it with their precision saw to your measurements.
Using my table saw, I cut multiple lengths of mahogany strip wood and glued them to my floor piece. I have a lovely carpet that I intend to use in this box so instead of using the more expensive real mahogany on the entire floor, I used the less expensive basswood in the centre.
Once I was finished gluing the floor boards, I spent a great deal of time sanding it before using my spray varnish. After each coat of spray, I used fine steel wool once it had dried between coats until I was pleased with the finish. This floor has six coats of varnish.
Staining the walls next!
|Mix of basswood and mahogany|
|Steel wool and spray varnish|
|Carpet on my finished floor|