8x12 Shed Spring 2011 #1: It all starts with a good floor...

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Blog entry by JonH posted 03-23-2011 11:04 PM 5657 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My construction class here at school started building a shed, and today was the day for the floor. Since this shed will be transported and moved around, we put three 2×6’s 12’-6” long on the bottom to use for skid plates. The floor is made from treated 2×4’s with 3/4” treated plywood flooring. This costs a little more, but it should last a long time since it will be exposed to the elements. We used 2-3/4” torx screws to attach the floor joists to the rim joist and the skids to the floor. We use 1-3/4” torx screws to attach the plywood to the floor frame. I wanted the floor to be real solid during moving around, so the torx screws were great. They also beat phillips head screws due to their ease of installation. Enough talk, here’s the floor!

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#1 posted 03-24-2011 12:29 PM

Are you using it for a shed or shop?

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#2 posted 03-24-2011 01:09 PM

Thats cool, are you using it for a shop?

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#3 posted 03-24-2011 02:17 PM

Actually, there are more “shed” size shops than one would think. An ongoing poll (Shopsmith forum) revealed that 13% worked in 100 sq. ft. or less. With about 300 respondents the poll is beginning to have statistical revelance.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#4 posted 03-25-2011 12:10 AM

Actually, we are building this shed for a member of the community. Yes, its big at 8×12, but go big or go home, right? Our customer has a riding lawnmower and other garden tools to put in there.

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