I NEED a shop!!!!!
So I decided to take over half of the pole barn! In order to move machinery in I needed something other than the dirt floor that I had in there. I thought about a lot of solutions, concrete, patio stones and a wooden deck style floor. In the end I decided on the wooden deck.
It went pretty smoothly, I dug out the existing gravel floor in the back of the barn with the help of neighbor Jeff and his tractor. Then I sunk some pressure treated posts to support the floor.
Once the cement cured I was able to mount a joist system of pressure treated wood.
As you can see the Shop Dog was also the QC inspector.
Once the joists were installed I covered them with a vapor barrier and installed the decking.
I think it works pretty well so far and the cost did not break the bank. Lots of more work to do but so far - so good!
Once I hung some lights and moved in some machinery I had this:
Not excessively large at 16' X 24' but big enough for my use.