6'x12' lean-too shed

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Blog series by Holbs updated 09-24-2018 01:02 AM 9 parts 18552 reads 35 comments total

Part 1: foundation lumber purchased and 1/2 yard gravel picked up

07-24-2018 12:02 AM by Holbs | 11 comments »

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 ...

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Part 2: 4"-5" depth dug out. Lessons learned

07-27-2018 04:00 AM by Holbs | 4 comments »

After working an hour here or there through the week after the sun goes down due to the 100 degree Northern Nevada days… I have dug out 4”-5” depth (except for the concrete pier bases…kept them as is for reference but will be taken out). Lessons I learned: if you come up against hard soil, clay, or rocks…. buy a pick axe/mattock to break up the hard packed soil. I considered renting a tiller…but I guess I’m fond of hard labor.Leave the piers in pla...

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Part 3: gravel laid, blocks leveled, structure squared, rafters installed, flooring installed

07-30-2018 02:20 AM by Holbs | 1 comment »

Good progress this weekend. blocks were all leveled, followed by the structure being leveled and squared. Slapped in the flooring. Very stout and stable. And I’m just using 6 blocks at 6’ each. Was considering adding 3 more down the middle but maybe not. First things first….fix my wheelbarrow! Had air wheel which always went flat. Swapped to all rubber one…soooooo much better! The gravel retail place told me 6’x12’x4” comes to about 1 ton of ...

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Part 4: wall framing completed. I need new arms...

08-12-2018 02:41 AM by Holbs | 4 comments »

It has been nearly 20 years since I’ve used a hammer & nail at this kind numbers. Felt good :) Fire smoke in Northern Nevada was finally pleasant after 2 weeks of heavy smoke & 100 degree consecutive days. I took advantage of it!

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Part 5: talked to city building & permit folks. no permit needed, but setbacks to abide to

08-14-2018 02:00 AM by Holbs | 1 comment »

I initially started this shed build with the understanding from the county that I would need no permit if the structure was under 200 sq ft. Great! The project went smoothly up to the completion of wall framing. A friend said I had best check with the city as well. I halted the next step of siding and talked to the city building & permit office this Monday. Same as county. Under 200 sq ft requires no permit. However, setbacks much be adhered to. Such as: must be 5 feet from prope...

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Part 6: Moved shed 12" more. 7 4'x8' barnwood siding installed. Good experience due to errors

08-22-2018 03:39 AM by Holbs | 2 comments »

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 review...

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Part 7: roof rafter and panels in, door side siding up, all facia installed, front door built

09-03-2018 04:26 AM by Holbs | 3 comments »

good progress on the shed this weekend.Finally, installed roof rafters, birdsmouth cutouts, and roof paneling.Next, all the facia (I would personally call it trim, but eh) installed.Creation and fitting of front door.And thank goodness someone here on LJ suggested air nailing gun after I constructed the platform base. Couldn’t imagine hammering all the siding and trim!

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Part 8: Door assembled, caulking done around trim, 1st coat of paint via hand sprayer

09-17-2018 03:13 AM by Holbs | 2 comments »

More progress! Before I start installing roof tiles & drip edges…I need to get the painting out of the way. I assembled the door via instructions (2×4’s sandwiched between siding and OSB) with an almost exact fit (off by 1/4” but eh….). Wanting to try HVLP sprayer but skittish about using my woodworking finish 4 stage sprayer, I opted to try out one of these handheld plastic units. Didn’t want the “flexio” HD brand as I see a whole bunch ...

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Part 9: All painting is complete. Roof drip edge, asphalt shingles installed. 99% done with exterior.

09-24-2018 01:02 AM by Holbs | 7 comments »

Just about to call this shed project completed, almost.All painting is complete with 2 coats on the trim/facia boards, siding, and doors. Used a little 4” paint roller for the trim. The final color is a tad more peachy than the house. Looks like if I care much, I’ll have to repaint someday to get a closer matching color.Drip edges, roof underlayment, and 3 packs of shingles installed. My first time installing asphalt shingles. All done by hammer & nails, no air tools. Th...

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