Building a Shed #3: Building Day 1

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Blog entry by ChadR posted 08-15-2011 09:02 PM 1300 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Purchasing the Material Part 3 of Building a Shed series Part 4: Build Day 2 »

I started the first building day by assembling the two floor pieces and one of the window walls. Got the window all framed in and I am ready for the next building day.

-- Some people have a way with words... some people... not... have way.

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#1 posted 08-15-2011 09:24 PM

Looks fun. I’m desperate to carve out enough time to build a workshop shed of my own.

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#2 posted 08-15-2011 09:24 PM

I need to ask. Why not pressure treated for the foundation?

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#3 posted 08-16-2011 12:41 AM

I love the picture with the shop dog waiting for a proper shop to sleep in! Great progress, looks like a good time.

-- If it ain't broke, take it apart and find out why

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#4 posted 08-16-2011 12:52 AM

db I think I know why. If you flash back to the first to segments of the blog, you will notice that he bought piers. so in theroy that means the shed is off the ground and not pt wood is needed


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#5 posted 08-17-2011 09:04 AM

I was wondering about your floor. I usually see the 2×4’s oriented 90 degrees from the way you have them. Just like you did for the walls. Is there a reason why you chose to orient them differently?

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#6 posted 08-17-2011 08:20 PM

Actually Yes Sarit. I had to turn them to lay flat so that when i assembled the shed together with bolts the bolts would be able to go through the 2×4 with out splitting them. So far it has worked out great.
And Rookie is correct the shed is sitting on pressure treated 4×4 that are about 6 inches off the ground.

-- Some people have a way with words... some people... not... have way.

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#7 posted 08-17-2011 08:34 PM

The dogs lounging around is my favorite part. A man can never have too many sheds.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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