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#5930834 - 06/18/17 05:19 PM Flooring in fur shed.
ShaneT Offline
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Registered: 10/13/12
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Loc: Louisiana
I am making plans to remodel my little barn into a fur handling area. My only hang up is flooring. I can't spring for concrete as much as I want it. I can make due with thin plywood and paper feed sacks for the skinning and scraping areas. The sacks
Can be burned and the plywood drug out and sprayed down. I would like a fairly solid surface to work on.

How does mixing quickcrete and dirt work out? I don't need to be able to spray it down.
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#5930835 - 06/18/17 05:22 PM Re: Flooring in fur shed. [Re: ShaneT]
imiller Offline
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Registered: 07/11/07
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how big of an area

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#5930848 - 06/18/17 05:37 PM Re: Flooring in fur shed. [Re: ShaneT]
trapper les Offline
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Take some green treat 2x4s and lay them on edge for sleepers, and screw a plywood floor down on top....3/4" plywood.
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#5930850 - 06/18/17 05:45 PM Re: Flooring in fur shed. [Re: trapper les]
RiversNorth13 Offline
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Originally Posted By: trapper les
Take some green treat 2x4s and lay them on edge for sleepers, and screw a plywood floor down on top....3/4" plywood.


X2 .

Just do an 8x8 area first for a work station.

Quick Crete is junk and if you mix it with dirt it will be even more junky .
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#5930852 - 06/18/17 05:46 PM Re: Flooring in fur shed. [Re: imiller]
ShaneT Offline
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Originally Posted By: imiller
how big of an area


The barn is 30 x 16. I really only want to do hard floor in the high traffic areas and at the work stations until I can get the whole space concreted. It will probably be a year or two before I am caught up on other projects and can spend money on concrete for the fur shed.
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#5930853 - 06/18/17 05:49 PM Re: Flooring in fur shed. [Re: RiversNorth13]
ShaneT Offline
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Originally Posted By: RiversNorth13
Originally Posted By: trapper les
Take some green treat 2x4s and lay them on edge for sleepers, and screw a plywood floor down on top....3/4" plywood.

X2 .
Quick Crete is junk and if you mix it with dirt it will be even more junky .


I'd rather just put in fill dirt and make due than have a mess with something else lol.
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#5930862 - 06/18/17 06:04 PM Re: Flooring in fur shed. [Re: ShaneT]
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Registered: 01/14/16
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Loc: Knox Co IN
It's going to take 6 yards to pour that be alot of 80 pound bags of sack crete. With your mild winter you could get by with a 2500 pound mix. quick crete and dirt wouldn't be very good or last very long.

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#5930873 - 06/18/17 06:13 PM Re: Flooring in fur shed. [Re: trapper les]
ShaneT Offline
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Originally Posted By: trapper les
Take some green treat 2x4s and lay them on edge for sleepers, and screw a plywood floor down on top....3/4" plywood.


That may be the best solution.
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#5930877 - 06/18/17 06:15 PM Re: Flooring in fur shed. [Re: ShaneT]
trapper les Offline
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It would be a cheap , quick way, and you can add on any direction.
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#5930882 - 06/18/17 06:26 PM Re: Flooring in fur shed. [Re: ShaneT]
addictedangler Offline
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Loc: cumberland co, Pa
Perhaps look at portland cement,sand and gravel. I think you will fine this much cheaper then quick crete.

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#5930883 - 06/18/17 06:28 PM Re: Flooring in fur shed. [Re: ShaneT]
K52 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/11
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Loc: SE Kansas
Also on top of your plywood you can cover with heavy cardboard and that will protect your plywood. I take big cardboard shipping boxes and lay them out to cover the floor where we put up fur in our shop. I tape the seams with Gorilla tape and put wood shavings under the skinning rig on top of the cardboard. Shavings will end up in the wood stove and the cardboard will last a year easy, when I'm done with fur for the year pull up cardboard and burn. The concrete floor stays clean.

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#5930884 - 06/18/17 06:30 PM Re: Flooring in fur shed. [Re: trapper les]
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Registered: 06/15/10
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Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: trapper les
Take some green treat 2x4s and lay them on edge for sleepers, and screw a plywood floor down on top....3/4" plywood.


I agree. You could get by with OSB cheaper though. Then lay down a sheet of plastic covered with old carpet. You can roll up the carpet and throw it out when its time to clean up after season. Much nicer to work on than on bags and paper and stuff. I used to use cardboard but carpet is much nicer and free on someones curb or a carpet install place's dumpster.
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#5930934 - 06/18/17 07:47 PM Re: Flooring in fur shed. [Re: ShaneT]
imiller Offline
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Loc: claysville, pa
x2 what adc said

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#5930997 - 06/18/17 08:43 PM Re: Flooring in fur shed. [Re: trapper les]
Zim Offline
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Registered: 12/27/06
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Loc: Rock Springs, WI
Originally Posted By: trapper les
Take some green treat 2x4s and lay them on edge for sleepers, and screw a plywood floor down on top....3/4" plywood.
Les, orange shag carpet from the 60's along with sawdust and peanut hulls from the local bar also works very well on top of the plywood floor.

Zim

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#5931008 - 06/18/17 08:54 PM Re: Flooring in fur shed. [Re: ShaneT]
RiversNorth13 Offline
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Red Shag don't show fur shed stains as much . laugh
Plus the dog needs a warm spot too .





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#5931028 - 06/18/17 09:24 PM Re: Flooring in fur shed. [Re: ShaneT]
Boco Offline
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Don't laugh,old carpet is useful in the fur shed.Great for laying wet beaver to dry.Throw it out after the season is done.

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#5931047 - 06/18/17 09:42 PM Re: Flooring in fur shed. [Re: ShaneT]
tjm Offline
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Loc: SWMo.
I used to have work area where I laid jute backed commercial carpet right over the dirt, worked fine for several years. Rake the dirt smooth first.

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#5931049 - 06/18/17 09:47 PM Re: Flooring in fur shed. [Re: ShaneT]
RiversNorth13 Offline
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Find a carpet layer redoing a motel and you'll have enough for the whole shed and maybe the walls too .
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#5931097 - 06/18/17 11:41 PM Re: Flooring in fur shed. [Re: ShaneT]
trapper les Offline
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I feel like I would step right through osb a little sooner than plywood. But it is cheaper.
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#5931147 - 06/19/17 05:50 AM Re: Flooring in fur shed. [Re: ShaneT]
Miley Offline
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Registered: 04/03/13
Posts: 907
Loc: Suffolk new york
I found this ,last season and it worked great! http://www.homedepot.com/p/1-16-in-x-4-ft-x-8-ft-Plastic-Panel-63003/202090190 My garage is my fur shed so I laid this covering on the concrete floor. It is stiff yet flexible and has a slight texture. No slipping under your feet or between it and the concrete. Took it outside after season scrubbed it down ,rolled it up and stored in shed.

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#5931157 - 06/19/17 06:07 AM Re: Flooring in fur shed. [Re: ShaneT]
g3trappernc Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1493
Loc: Guilford County, NC
Like was said before, build a platform with 2x4's and plywood, any size you want (bigger is better especially if you put up a lot of fur). Get a good porch and deck paint (oil based if you can use it in your state) and add the grip additive to put in it. Solid coating, and it doesn't get slick when it is covered with grease. Sherwin Williams or Valspar. Also, head to the local saw mill and pick up a couple pails of sawdust. Really helps soak up the grease.....
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#5931282 - 06/19/17 09:37 AM Re: Flooring in fur shed. [Re: g3trappernc]
boncoon Offline
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Registered: 01/01/13
Posts: 566
Loc: Ashley county Ar.
Good idea with the screws and plywood. That gives you a lot more options if you need to remove for some reason or add to.

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#5931475 - 06/19/17 03:29 PM Re: Flooring in fur shed. [Re: ShaneT]
BigBob Offline
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Loc: St. Louis Co, Mo
Patio blocks, Paver's.
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#5931707 - 06/19/17 08:54 PM Re: Flooring in fur shed. [Re: ShaneT]
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Good input so far. Thanks!
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