|Forum topic by Mark Geserick||posted 03-01-2009 05:40 AM||8995 views||1 time favorited||23 replies|
03-01-2009 05:40 AM
It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything on Lumberjocks. However I’m always reading and learning from everyone that have taken the time to post info…
It’s like someone that listens to talk radio all of the time, but never calls in to comment.
Anyway my post is basically a request for advice. My woodshop is a two car garage that is in progress and almost complete. The concrete slab the makes up the floor of my shop is very uneven. It was poured in different sections and not even close to being level. Expansion joints break midway across it and any machines on wheels cannot be rolled over this seam without some difficulty. My idea is to lay pressure treated 2×4’s on the flat. (sleepers) Shim them level and fasten them to the concrete floor. After first laying down a plastic vapor barrier. Space them 16” on center except in the areas of the table saw and jointer, where I would use 12” on center spacing. Then screw and glue a plywood subfloor over that to create a level surface to work and set up all of my machines and work spaces. It seems to me that plywood wouldn’t be the best surface for a shop floor. And I don’t want to go to the expense of putting down a plank or hardward floor. I am thinking of applying a heavy duty vinyl tile floor over the ply subfloor. Not vinyl one piece flooring. The question is would that be durable enough for occasionally rolling some of my machines that are on mobile bases like the jointer or the band saw etc. over it? Another suggestion that was offered to me was to use 1/4” masonite sheet goods over top of the plywood to give a smooth durable work surface that would be easy to sweep and keep clean.
Thanks to all
-- Mark, South Jersey