6'x12' lean-too shed #6: Moved shed 12" more. 7 4'x8' barnwood siding installed. Good experience due to errors

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Blog entry by Holbs posted 08-22-2018 03:39 AM 1720 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: talked to city building & permit folks. no permit needed, but setbacks to abide to Part 6 of 6'x12' lean-too shed series Part 7: roof rafter and panels in, door side siding up, all facia installed, front door built »

With the use of my mini-pallet jack and car hydraulic jack…to be in city code of being 3’ away from the wall, I moved the shed. Glad I did now before putting siding and roofing up.

Per the iCreatables 6’x12’ lean-to shed, I purchased 7 4’x8’ barnwood siding sheets at Lowe’s for a price of $9 since they were on sale from $22. The more fancier siding (probably thicker and better quality as if building a house) was $32 a sheet. Lots of great reviews when used just for shed purposes with no OSB or backing.
However….if you do the math, you need 3 sheets for the back, 3 sheets for the front, 1 1/2 for left side, 1 1/2 for right side & door for a total of 9 sheets. Going to have to email the guy and ask him if typo or something.

Putting the 3 sheets on the back was super easy to square things up using the sheets themselves as squares. However, I made a stupid error mistake. I “assumed” since the back was square, the front would follow suit so I just started slapping up the front 3 sheets (only using 4 nails per sheet for temp purposes). Well, I was over 1” off at the end of the 3rd sheet, enough to where the bottom was level with the OSB flooring. Bad bad bad. I used a cargo ratchet strap and measuring tape to truly square the front side this time and whalla…the 3 sheets fit as they should.

I’ll have to go snag 2 more sheets and start the roof structure very soon. Luckily, no rain in the forecast for next 7 days. I have a 20’x20’ tarp I can slap up if needed.

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

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#1 posted 08-22-2018 04:09 AM

Wow! I am glad it all worked out! Let’s hope for good weather then!


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#2 posted 08-22-2018 01:30 PM

LOL! 1st rule to remember, never assume anything if you are responsible for the final outcome!
Gotta watch discounted products because sometimes they are off square.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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