Garden Shed

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  1. Rick C

    Rick C Active Member

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    C7716670-AB06-42B9-B348-7F8B3F2416DC.jpeg D9D2AA76-A155-4DB6-806C-F434860FB6A9.jpeg Finally got around to building a garden shed to fit our small yard. I am happy to get the garden stuff out of the garage.
     
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    Chris Slade Well-Known Member Top Poster

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    Nice job


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  4. DustinDavis

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    Very nice, tell us more about the materials and construction.
     
  5. Chris Slade

    Chris Slade Well-Known Member Top Poster

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    I'll take cedar and screws for the win. Forget the name of that roofing material. I have a 24x24 shed with that roofing, and some clear panels for light.
     
  6. Rick C

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    Chris got it. Incense Cedar with a pressure treated base and plywood floor. Polycarbonate SunTuf roof. I could not move it into position by myself so it was built in the garage and was made to be taken apart into 6 pieces (floor, roof, back, front and 2 sides) and screwed together in location.
     
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    Chris Slade Well-Known Member Top Poster

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    That part I was wondering about, trying to figure out how you would have built that in place.
     
  8. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    That looks nice. I have to get one shed replaced and another one added.
     
  9. DustinDavis

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    Did you draw up a bona fide plan / schematic for it, or just kind of start at the bottom and work your way up, or what? I'm asking because I'm not super expert, and because I've been looking at buying a plastic shed outside but I like the idea of DIY more.
     
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    Dustin,

    I made I made a few sketches based upon my plot size and a 10 degree roof slope. I am a retired engineer but I did only some conceptual layouts. No snow here in So Cal so framing could be 2 by 3 with a base of 2 by 4 pressure treated.

    This site might help you. Shed Plans: Simple to Follow Building Guides

    My plan followed the type of structure above. To keep cost down I used cedar fencing 6’ in length which is cheap and readily available for siding in place of T1-11 above. The two side walls used the remaining plywood left over from the floor for the first 3 foot off the base since it added rigidity and would be hidden given the location. I wanted a clear roof to add daylight. I also tied the shed into our 12 volt landscape lighting so an interior light turns on, at night, when the doors open.

    I reversed the layout so the doors open on the taller side.


    I hope this helps you.
     
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    That is really cool and helpful. I will peruse that DIY web site.
     
  12. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    Yeah cedar fence boards are like 2 fifty each at the depot
     
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    Denton Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Great project. The cordless multi-speed electric drill is the greatest tool ever.
     

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