Storage Shed Build #3: Framing

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Blog entry by DaveFFMedic posted 02-11-2018 06:23 PM 1003 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I ordered the lumber needed for my shed and had it delivered to the house. The two 6×6 runners for under the shed were a special order item because they are 20 feet long. I didn’t do the math on it before ordering, but they were HEAVY! I know there’s a lot of wood there, but the pressure treatment adds a lot of weight to the lumber.

I had to devise a way to move the runners to the back yard by myself. I decided to use a hand truck and ratchet strap to attach wheels to one end of the 6×6. I made a handle out of some webbing and attached it to the other end of the timber. It made it possible to move by myself, but it was a struggle.

I moved all of the lumber to the back yard and staged it near the construction site so I could focus on construction without having to walk back and forth from front yard to back yard. It took about a week, but I was careful to stack the lumber in such a way that the stuff I needed first was on top and the stuff I needed last was on bottom.

I filled the trenches with limestone and placed the 6×6 runners on cement blocks. The goal was to add as much drainage as possible and to limit the amount of ground contact with the wood.

I framed the floor joists and squared it up before nailing down the subfloor. All materials to this point have been pressure treated lumber and galvanized nails.

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