8x12 Shed Spring 2011 #6: Lets skip ahead a bit....

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Blog entry by JonH posted 04-19-2011 10:57 PM 6115 reads 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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We have sheeted the roof, and put the shingles on. We used a rolled roof vent to allow the hot air to escape in the summer. We will put a metal grate with a screen in the soffits to allow the cooler air to come in to push out the hot air through the roof vent. The shingles were matched to the customer’s house, and we went to work fitting the doors into the opening. The doors are the siding that was cut out of the opening in front. We trimmed out the doors with 1×4’s and cut down the doors and trimmed them with 1×4’s as well. Doing this allows us to get a good fit on the doors and give the doors the right appearance with the lines matching up with the siding, etc. Now all we need to do is finish the door hardware and put a shelf in the back of the shed.

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#1 posted 04-24-2011 06:58 AM

I want to thank you for posting this blog. It just so happens that a few days ago, I began construction of my first shed. It happens to be 8 X 12 as well (mostly because I bought three sheets of T&G 3/4 OSB for the floor and I realized that when they are layed out, they are 8 X 12).

I am interested in building my shed to look nearly identical to yours. I would appreciate more photos of the fascia and soffits to see how they’re done. And a closer look at the doors (inside and out).

Thanks again for the info. Great looking shed.

-- If you want perfection, buy plastic, if you want character, buy wood!

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