She Shed

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Project by NoSpace posted 09-27-2020 12:51 AM 1171 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Took a break from tea boxes and little cabinets and went on kind of an adventure, especially when factoring in heat and environment. I had to build something that justified use of my Milwaukee M18 driver, which is ridiculously over-powered and had been unusable for anything up until this. Five pounds of deck screws later, it was definitely the right tool for sticking 2×4s together. The other awesome tool was my ryobi 7” one+ miter saw. Doesn’t take much for cutting 2×4s and it’s so easy to flip around from spot to spot.

I’d never built a structure, and if there is one thing I learned, it’s to get straight 2×4s. I ordered a “big box” store to deliver, and I worried about this, and my worries were confirmed in spades when they delivered a load of warped wood. About half were okay enough, but I had to take many back and exchange, and “okay” still meant lots of time added dealing with stuff not quite right. Fortunately I learned the lesson early on, and so hand-picked extra-straight ones for the roof.

It really dragged out custom making every window and shutter (and there are 2 sky windows) and the door, and it all has to fit right. All that stuff is pretty rough by woodworking standards but for a shed I’m happy with it. Now I know why there are building codes.

Overall I have to say it was a lot of fun working with tools outside instead of in the shop.

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#1 posted 09-27-2020 01:42 AM

Looks pretty good, what are the dimensions?

-- Eric, building the dream

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#2 posted 09-27-2020 02:13 AM

She-zam! Cool little place you made…

-- Bstrom

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#3 posted 09-27-2020 06:20 PM

It’s 5’-ish by 12’. 6’ standing height somewhere around the middle on the inside.

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#4 posted 09-28-2020 02:30 AM

That is adorbs! Nice work. I like the details and colors.

Construction lumber is always a crapshoot. Doing your own picking is the only way to get decent boards. Though you should still expect some movement and gaps over time, because that is what happens with softwoods outside in the elements. Paul Sellers has a good blog on this:
” I Stood Back, looked up, and I said to myself, in my head, ‘Perfect!‘

This was a month ago.”

-- "wood" and "good" rhyme, but not "food"

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#5 posted 09-28-2020 09:34 PM

Looks great.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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