My Workshop Remodel #5: I Am Floored!

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Blog entry by OttoH posted 01-30-2012 01:11 AM 1993 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Preparing For The Floor Part 5 of My Workshop Remodel series Part 6: No Tool Is An Island Unto Itself »

Okay, the title is a bad pun I admit it, but I am really happy with the way the workshop remodel is progressing. We have the floor installed, the floor is made up of pressure treated 2×4’s filled in between with foam insulation, covered with 6 mil plastic and topped off with ¾ inch tongue and groove floor panels. The machines are being moved about to determine which setup I want for the tool island that I am going to build around the big equipment. The island will be 11 feet in length and 6 feet in width. Once I decide on where everything is going to go, it will be time to build the island and bring all of the work surfaces to the same level, that will be the tricky part getting the radial arms saw, table saw, band saw, and drill press all at the same height.

Once again, here is the before photo and some photos of how it looks now.

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#1 posted 01-30-2012 01:31 AM

Now this is looking good…

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#2 posted 01-30-2012 01:31 AM

You have saws in your living room .LOL wow that’s nice.

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#3 posted 01-30-2012 01:50 AM

Wow thats really nice! Congrats to you!!!!!

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#4 posted 01-30-2012 02:56 AM

Whats this concept of floor you talk of… lol be the man and just have a dirt floor like me… bwahahaha…. sigh (floor wood be nice tho)

looks great…

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#5 posted 01-30-2012 04:26 AM

Yeah boy!!!!

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#6 posted 01-30-2012 05:59 AM

What a difference that makes! looking good.

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#7 posted 01-30-2012 06:25 AM

Awesome job! You are sure git-n-r-done!!

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#8 posted 01-30-2012 07:08 PM

Wonderful Otto! Nothing looks better than a shop without sawdust on the floor. This is going to be one fine shop to work in. So you are floored and I’m depressed thinking about the messy state of my own shop right now. I’m sure you will be spending a lot of pleasant time in your improved out there.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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