Cut Out the Sections of Flooring
Following the taped markings and cutting along the inside of the taped line, carefully begin cutting out the section of flooring for the storage compartments. Use a circular saw to start the cut for each side of the compartment, beginning with a plunge cut at the middle of the taped marking. Then use a jigsaw to finish off the corners, completing the square cutout. Take extra care not to damage the finished wood flooring while making the cuts, and remember to save the cutout sections to create the lids for the storage compartments.