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)