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Old 12-17-2009, 11:12 PM   #1
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In the spring I am planning on building a one story outbuilding at the size of 24 by 32 for the purpose of woodworking. Nothing to extravagant since I am just starting out in woodworking, but this will be a dedicated building for that purpose only. I have some questions for the experienced contractors out there. I live in east TN and know of the license I will need but would like your take on type of foundation. I would like this to be off the ground and really didn’t want to pour a slab of concrete but was considering pole foundation but wanted to see if with the size this would be a safe option? This would help with the cost of excavation, but it really doesn’t look safe. I have seen houses on them and thought surely a outbuilding under 1000 square foot would be okay on that type of foundation. Any other recomomendation you could give me would be much appreciated. If possible a ballpark figure of what the footers would cost for a building that size. Thanks in advance.


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Old 12-18-2009, 12:14 AM   #2
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no problem, I'm still amazed at the number of people who write like that...it's just hard to read, you've got a much better chance of responses if it's easy to read.

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good woodworking equipment is heavy. you need to try and map out your layout and weights for load bearing. posts can work if footing is adequate
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Good advice from tpolk, plan your projected layout and possible future equipment.

My table saw weighs 640 lbs.

I prefer a wooden floor, less leg and back strain and if you drop a tool, less chance for breakage.

Sorry, can't help with the design.

Good luck

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Good advice from tpolk, plan your projected layout and possible future equipment. My table saw weighs 640 lbs. I prefer a wooden floor, less leg and back strain and if you drop a tool, less chance for breakage.

Sorry, can't help with the design. Good luck
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Old 12-18-2009, 10:37 PM   #5
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Let's try to keep it on topic
I really hate reading thru 2 pages of junk to find info

And I do agree with Jay
Posts that are one long run-on I tend to bypass
Maybe I'm just getting old...........
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