Building the Mill Floor|
June 7th, 2010
A heavy duty flooring solution
The floor of the mill is constructed using doubled 2x6 joists spaced
at 16" on center. Topped with 3/8" sheathing for lateral stability
and 4/4" pressure treated southern yellow pine planks, the mill floor is
remarkably strong and has virtually no spring.
Much like the rest of the mill, the floor system incorporates ASTM
rated steel straps to provide increased strength at joints and
has battens installed between the planks to inhibit the passage of water.
Special thanks to the volunteers who spent two very hot weekends
assembling this component:
For additional information, please contact Walt Akers