My Workshop Remodel #4: Preparing For The Floor

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Blog entry by OttoH posted 01-23-2012 01:17 AM 1862 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Bringing the Tao of Pooh to My Shop Part 4 of My Workshop Remodel series Part 5: I Am Floored! »

Work has kept me out of my shop for the past couple of weeks, but I was able to get in there on Saturday and Sunday to work on preparing the shop for the new floor. I will be putting in a raised floor consisting of Pressure Treated 2×4’s, Foam Insulation, followed by a 6 mil sheet of plastic, and topped off with ¾ inch plywood. The 2×4’s will be glued and nailed to the concrete.

The clean out of the shop was a big task but the nice thing about getting most of the items out of the shop is that I will not be influenced by them as I continue to tweak my layout design.

Since our youngest boy is away at college, I have hired one of his friends to come and help me with the remodel. We will be getting the rest of the flooring materials on Tuesday evening and work on installing it Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings. Then on Saturday we will tear down the existing wall and replace it with a much sturdier wall. If time permits I hope to get started on the tool island that will house most of my large tools (table saw, radial arm saw, band saw, drill press, etc…)

I am starting off with a before picture and then some of how the shop looks today.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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matt garcia

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#1 posted 01-23-2012 03:43 AM

Did you have a garage sale and forget to invite me? Where did all that stuff go?

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#2 posted 01-23-2012 04:11 AM

That is a huge difference! looking nice, excited to see where it goes from here.

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#3 posted 01-23-2012 04:56 AM

Well you know Matt, the great thing about being empty nesters is that there are all these spare rooms in the house to hold the overflow until it is time to put it back into the shop. Just as long as the kid’s don’t come home for a visit before I get the remodel done!

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#4 posted 01-23-2012 06:06 PM

Do you still try to get cars in on occassion or is it strictly workshop now? I have a garage workshop and the floor does not drain well. Wonder if I could do something like that and still get away with pulling vehicles in at times? Guessing not.

-- Kevin, Blue Springs, MO

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