|Forum topic by Dan||posted 09-14-2010 09:30 PM||1173 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
09-14-2010 09:30 PM
Need some advice, suggestions and or ideas…
So I started setting up my first woodshop in Jan of this year. I have a detached two stall garage and I have been working hard all year getting everything done. Well after feeling the cool Michigan weather this morning it hit me that summer is over and I am running out of time to get my shop winter ready. I have two maybe two and a half months left before I will need to have my heating ready. I have everything taken care of but the floor. The garage is very settled which has created large cracks and dips in the garage. I got a few quotes earlier this summer to raise the floor and also to pour a new slab and with the amount that would cost me I would be better off just putting that into a pole building and starting from scratch. I don’t want to sink thousands into a the floor on a garage as old as this one is. My plan is to clean and fill the cracks as best as I can and then lay down a sub floor. I have seen photos of other garage shops where they put in a plywood sub floor but other then just seeing the pictures I would like some feedback on the idea, advice on it and or pointers. My shop floor is well settled and is no where near level so its a pain to get my stands and benches level. I am thinking a sub floor with stretchers and plywood will fix this problem. I am also hoping this will help with the heat.
It almost sounds a little too easy to just lay the stretchers down, throw down some plastic and then cover with plywood. Am I missing anything? Is there a better option for heat? Should I be worried about moister under the sub floor?
Ceiling height is not an issue if I am only raising a few inches or less.
Any advice,help,pointers would be great.
-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"