my first shed

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Blog entry by dub560 posted 07-28-2011 06:06 PM 1781 reads 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

ok then, i decided to build my own shed thniking that it would be cheaper than the ones at lowes or depot. well i tell you this thing is turning into a monster and i’m just thinking maybe i should of just went to depot to pick one up (299 vs 1600). live and learn i guess, the lesson here for me is just pay a little and keep a lot(in my pockets).—with that i just i wanted to show my progress

still no idea how to fix this gap at the top

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#1 posted 07-28-2011 11:38 PM

I’m no carpenter but I think your shed is much better than a store bought shed.

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#2 posted 07-29-2011 03:04 AM

What gap at the top? Looks like you did a great job to me. Vastly superior to store bought!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 07-29-2011 03:15 AM

Hi dub,

The first rule is to start. You have that one down.
On small sheds the proportions are wrong IMHO if you use full length studs. If you cut them down so the height of the wall matches the 8 foot length of your OSB panels either on 2x edge as you have them or vertical 8 foot

, them you don’t had to add a small piece at the top. The panel covers the floor rim joist and the top plate then put your roof trusses or rafters on. Then you can use a little steeper pitch for the roof so it looks better.( could match the pitch of your house roof) I always use rafters rather than trusses for the roof then you have more room in side with lower walls and the proportions look better. The collar ties can go near the top of the rafters so they don’t interfere with the interior space.
Just a few thoughts.

Thanks jb

-- Playing with wood and metal for the last 50 years, driving and building Land Cruisers for the last 40. Experience is what you get when you don't know what you are doing.

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#4 posted 07-29-2011 05:02 AM

Great job and you developed some skills

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#5 posted 08-02-2011 02:49 AM

Thanks fellas..rimfire thanks for the info and your picturea help too

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#6 posted 09-22-2012 01:23 PM

Nice! I’ve been thinking about building my own also. Hope mine comes out that nice. Great job!


-- DaytonHM Dayton Va.

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