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Old 03-24-2010, 07:17 AM
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to many choices and options so just/only possible ideas:

not likely the carriage bolts are still tight due to years of flexing and the wood grain has warped from wet/dry cycles so new hardware and just caulking top and bottom is a option to be original (and a no brainer)....
over time wood takes a set so it should las a long time once re-caulked...

sheet aluminum from your local awning/screening company (won't absorb fumes and odors like plywood will) as a under-layment is a option...

never have tried it on wood but Duplicolor rattle can spray bed liner coating grabs like a SOB on rough steel (to have the whole frame and floor bottom a uniform appearance?)...

on the inside a layer of aluminized bubble wrap insulation (Lowes) under the carpet (suspends the carpet for a air insulation layer and helps it stay drier/less odors)....
or on top of the aluminum sheet on the under side....

but wood is a good sound deadener and decent insulator (with help from the sub-floor) so I would leave it finished exposed inside (with metal protector strips if there are none)...

two rules for wood:
it has to be able to move/flex or it will crack...
never totally seal "all" the surfaces,,,it has to breath

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