Building a Shed #5: Build Day 3

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Blog entry by ChadR posted 08-15-2011 11:15 PM 6752 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Build Day 3 is going to be a short day. I have limited lumber due to under estimating. I started by framing the entrance wall. The door is going to be a little bit smaller then I thought. I am going to have to duck to enter but that’s okay. I ran out of lumber just in time to complete the entrance wall. I threw on the plywood and then cut out the doors. I then started to lay out the pieces in the spot for assembly. I will have wait till the wife gets home to move the other pieces into location. Cant wait to finish this project.
I still have to build the doors and build the roof, which are the two parts I am most worried about.


I used what left over scrap studs I had and threw together as much of the roof as I could. Looks like all I left out in my estimation was 7 studs. Not too bad. I also learned today that a 2×4 is not actually 2” by 4” but 1 1/2” by 3 1/2”. That will come in handy in my next projects. I just couldn’t figure out why I had to keep doing on the fly changes to the dimensions of some of the cuts.

Once the wife got home we moved all the competed pieces to the spot in the yard where I will construct the shed. Cant wait, it’s getting so close to completion. Tomorrow might end up not being a build day as I have other errands to get done but hopefully I will get them completed early.

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#1 posted 08-16-2011 12:57 AM

Looking good

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