Level floor for garage workshop #7: Completing the "shallow end"

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Blog entry by jciccare posted 11-20-2015 05:36 PM 1412 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Completing 2/3 of the floor Part 7 of Level floor for garage workshop series Part 8: Completed workshop/studio floor in use »

With the ceramic studio’s cabinets and work table in place on the completed 2/3 of the shop floor, it was time to finish the complicated “shallow” end, where the plywood-to-concrete clearance tapers to nothing at the northwest corner. Earlier measurements had shown that only a relatively small right triangle based at that corner would need custom tapered PT stringers. The rest of the unfinished 1/3 could be framed with joists hung from a diagonal “rim” joist on the hypotenuse of the triangle, with short intermediate vertical supports at no more than 4’ spacing.

“Shallow end” corner framing, showing diagonal joist:

Remainder of framing, showing short vertical supports:

The whole “shallow end”, ready for flooring. The chop saw sits on the “peninsula” of the completed section:

Plywood in place:


-- Accomplish the great task by a series of small acts. (Tao Te Ching / Lao Tzu)

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