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Blog series by DaveFFMedic updated 02-11-2018 06:29 PM 4 parts 1286 reads 1 comment total

Part 1: It all starts with a plan

02-11-2018 05:24 PM by DaveFFMedic | 0 comments »

I began my project with the goal of creating a place to store my new riding lawnmower that would be built tough and have a finished style worthy of Instagram. I spent the cold, dark winter with a pencil and paper drawing the blueprints for the shed I wanted. It started with a survey of all the things I wanted to store in the shed. Then I figured out how big of a shed I needed to store those things, leaving room for future storage of items. I referenced building codes and created a 3...

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Part 2: Dig, dig, dig

02-11-2018 06:02 PM by DaveFFMedic | 0 comments »

I surveyed the site for the new shed. I wanted it to be far enough from the fence to allow room to work and clean up fall leaves. I staked out the footprint and measured the elevation of the four corners with a liquid level I built from a coffee can and some clear tubing. There was a two foot difference in elevation from one corner to the opposite corner. Time to get digging. With a shovel and Maddox, I filled my wheelbarrow many, many times. I figure I moved about 10 yards of dir...

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Part 3: Framing

02-11-2018 06:23 PM by DaveFFMedic | 0 comments »

I ordered the lumber needed for my shed and had it delivered to the house. The two 6×6 runners for under the shed were a special order item because they are 20 feet long. I didn’t do the math on it before ordering, but they were HEAVY! I know there’s a lot of wood there, but the pressure treatment adds a lot of weight to the lumber. I had to devise a way to move the runners to the back yard by myself. I decided to use a hand truck and ratchet strap to attach wh...

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Part 4: Framing part 2

02-11-2018 06:29 PM by DaveFFMedic | 1 comment »

Walls were framed on the deck and lifted into position. Joists for the two lofts were framed and then it was ready for a roof.

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