Storage Shed #4 Getting closer

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Blog entry by Cato posted 08-10-2009 10:10 PM 6891 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have made some progress on my storage shed and really not far from finishing.

The roof is on, however, I found out that putting the plywood on the roof by yourself in the wind can be a bit challenging as it wants to act like a sail, but all in all I got it done. Even putting the tar paper down and getting the drip edge on literally a minute or two before a severe late p.m thunderstom, wasn’t too bad but shingling was baad.

Shingling the roof, advancing 5” a course even on this 10×12 shed was not my favorite part of this project. Ranks right there with putting in footers. Got to be done, but sitting on hot tar paper in late July, and putting on shingles stinks.

But finally got that done and this past Saturday, my stepson Dan is visiting and he and I put on the facia and corner boards, gable siding and Z strip.

Then Sunday morning, we went and got some primer, brushes, rollers, etc. and got the primer on by late afternoon, which is why the dark picture.

Next I will build, mount and paint the door, and then I will have to install a ramp. After that I have a few cornice boards to mount and install the vents, put some lattice trim on the bottom, and I think I should be done!!!

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#1 posted 08-10-2009 10:40 PM

nice looking shed, reminds me of the one I built last fall.

-- Dave- New Brunswick

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#2 posted 08-10-2009 11:13 PM

looks great! I wish I had the space (and own property) to really build some structures like that around.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 08-11-2009 05:15 AM

How far down do those concrete blocks go? Do you have to worry about the frost level there in virginia? Looks good from the pictures.

Well I opened a new window and went back and actually READ the blog. Smart choice, I was about to ask about a couple other things but you’ve got it under control. Did you put in footers and then put blocks on top of the footers? If so is that the normal way that this should be done? That seems like a great idea as getting the tops of footer columns in exactly the same plane as each other is a very difficult proposal. I have built a few similar ones and always end up shimming the concrete footer posts when I’m done. Seems this way I wouldn’t have to sit around checking and rechecking the height of each one before pouring… nice

-- LAS,

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#4 posted 08-11-2009 05:23 AM

Nice looking shed! Your doing a get job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 08-11-2009 05:35 AM

i know how hard this one is…my father in law helped me—-or I helped him earlier in the summer…looks great…we had siding that came pre-primed…and we have been lazy about going back and painting…

I could not do the shingles…got the shakey legs on the ladder…luckilly my partner builds homes and did this without making me feel guilty…(glad I am a teacher in real life)...


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#6 posted 08-11-2009 06:56 AM

great job

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#7 posted 08-11-2009 01:10 PM

Thanks all for the positive comments. It’s been an interesting learning experience, framing and roofing, but we did need the shed, well I did so I could expand my basement shop!!

Skywalker- the ground here in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mts. is hard red clay and a lot of fist sized rocks.
I didn’t have to install concrete piers. Instead I dug out 4-5 inches, put in paver base, then pea gravel and put the blocks on them for a couple of weeks, then leveled them and I was off and running. I was used to piers where I used to live, but that is the way all the sheds are done here, with little to no settlement.

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#8 posted 08-11-2009 06:12 PM

Looks great. It only took me two years to get mine painted, so you have some time. :)

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