8x12 Shed Spring 2011 #3: Day 3, Wall framing finished up and siding begins

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Blog entry by JonH posted 03-25-2011 12:31 AM 4949 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Day 2 wall framing begins Part 3 of 8x12 Shed Spring 2011 series Part 4: Laying out the rafters »

Its day 3 here in the Wahoo Woodshop and we finished up the framing and began the siding. The siding we got was a primed plywood type of siding. Its 5/8” thick and is great to work with. It has an OSB backing, and is strong enough to go right on the studs without any need for plywood on the walls. The guys are doing great, we got the front, one side and the rear done today. We also cut out the opening for the door. This plywood will make up the door later. We need to gather up some muscle to scoot the shed over in our shop so we can put siding on our left side.

P.S. If you’ve ever tried to take a flash picture in a shop with sawdust floating in the air, be prepared for strange things to show up on your camera. No, my shop isn’t haunted, and I don’t have water on the lens. The particles of sawdust sparkled in the air when I took the picture. It was fun figuring that out.
I guess we learn something new every day!

Picture with sawdust floating in the air

Picture after the dust settled in the shop.

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#1 posted 03-25-2011 01:07 AM

Shed is coming right along. I did the same thing at my high school. Just don’t do what the class after I took it did and built the entire shed inside, only to realize it was 6” to wide to fit out the door when it was all finished. I will be following along to see how it turn.

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#2 posted 03-25-2011 07:37 AM

Hey Jon,
Looking good.

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#3 posted 03-25-2011 03:24 PM

Yes, Jkress, I agree. We have 12’ doors, so our 9’ width (including the soffet) should work. Thanks for the suggestion, though. I can see getting caught on something like that. Sometimes a 12’ door doesn’t really give you 12’ of space.

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