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6'x12' lean-too shed #1: foundation lumber purchased and 1/2 yard gravel picked up

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Blog entry by Holbs posted 07-24-2018 12:02 AM 2176 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I finally decided to add a 6’x12’ lean-too shed on the backside of my garage wood shop for the primary purpose to store lumber and other goodies (yard tools, 16’ kayak, etc). I have been doing much this summer to increase real estate availability in my 2 car garage and this will help.
Saturday, I downloaded shed plans from iCreatables. Initially, I was going to pick a 4’x12’ but decided that extra 2’ gives a nice buffer for future needs. I went to HD and picked up 6 cement pylons, pressure treated 2×6’s, 3 tongue & groove 4×8 3/4” sheets, some sealing liquid for when I cut boards, nails, etc. Sunday, did a general layout as you see in the picture below.
Today (Monday) picked up 1/2 yard of 3/4” driveway gravel in my Dodge 1500. Some said no problem to put a full yard, some say maybe. I went the safe route and just did 1/2 for now. Can do rest through the week.
Will be starting to dig down 3”-4” for gravel bed. I was unsure if to do just gravel for pylons only…or total gravel bed of 6’x12’....I went for the latter as I want to do this right the first time.
I have exactly 12’ of space between corner of backside house and to mandoor.
Shed side wall will be 2 feet from garage wall. Gives me room to store bikes or other items in the breezeway.
Local code says need permit for 200 sq ft shed. This comes in no where close so that is good.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"



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#1 posted 07-24-2018 04:30 AM

6’ by 12’ for a 16’ Kayak?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 07-24-2018 04:35 AM

yes…I’ll have to think of something. I only have 12’ to work with so that’s a start. The 16’ kayak will be wall hung on the outside somehow. Or might make a kayak holder rack somewhere else.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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#3 posted 07-24-2018 02:58 PM



yes…I ll have to think of something. I only have 12 to work with so that s a start. The 16 kayak will be wall hung on the outside somehow. Or might make a kayak holder rack somewhere else.

- Holbs

Could you store it on top of the roof upside down?

Or could you hang it off the fence in the background there?

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#4 posted 07-24-2018 11:12 PM

Steve…I’ll have a better idea what to do with the kayak when shed is fully built :) Maybe, sit on some pulleys and rope to hoist it up high above man-door height if possible.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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#5 posted 07-24-2018 11:28 PM

I hung 2 Kayaks and a Canoe off my fence for years. Nice little add on there Steve… I am building a 12 X 16 shed myself. But I am going at it pretty slow. I keep watching the 50% off piles outside of Lowe’s and have built most of it so far for 50 % off. Looking to buy some steel roofing cheap as well…

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#6 posted 07-24-2018 11:45 PM

Dan..do you protect the kayaks from sunlight/uv rays?

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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#7 posted 07-25-2018 12:32 PM

In some areas an attached shed is considered to be an expansion of the existing building and the permit rules are different than those for a free-standing shed…

Good Luck!

Be Careful!

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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#8 posted 07-25-2018 06:41 PM



I hung 2 Kayaks and a Canoe off my fence for years. Nice little add on there Steve… I am building a 12 X 16 shed myself. But I am going at it pretty slow. I keep watching the 50% off piles outside of Lowe s and have built most of it so far for 50 % off. Looking to buy some steel roofing cheap as well…

- dannmarks

I’m all too familiar with the trials and tribulations of kayak and canoe storage. I have a Discovery 169 that I am able to store underneath my back deck. I built two sets of cradles that the seats sit in and then I roll it underneath updside down.

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#9 posted 07-25-2018 06:44 PM

What’s on the other side of the house? You could also maybe hang it off the short side of the shed along the house?

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#10 posted 07-25-2018 11:03 PM

Steve…the side of the garage is not secured. There is 20’ of space there since I have a 20’x20’ garage. Could be something I may consider as I could easily extend the backyard fend to the front of the garage area.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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#11 posted 07-26-2018 01:17 AM

No I do not protect it enough. It gets shade from the trees, but I am sure the sun is doing some damage. Thanks for the reminder.

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