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Building My First Workshop/Shed #4: Shop Update: Walls and Roof Trusses

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Blog entry by KylesWoodworking posted 871 days ago 4768 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I just wanted to post an update on my progress so far. I decided to use vinyl siding instead of T1-11 for the siding and my uncle is giving me leftover metal roofing from his garage for free for the roof. I got 7/16” OSB to sheath the walls and roof. I got the sheathing on all the walls and then assembled all the trusses and started putting them up today, but then I got rained out before I could finish. The trusses are 16” O.C. with a foot overhang on each side.

Here are some progress pictures:

-- http://www.kyleswoodworking.com http://www.facebook.com/kyleswoodworking



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FirehouseWoodworking

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#1 posted 871 days ago

Nice job, Kyle!

I would caution you on one thing. Keep an eye on the bottom cords of your trusses come winter. Seeing as how you live in Pennsylvania, snow loads can be an issue. If you start seeing deflection (they bow downwards) in the bottom cords when there’s snow on the roof, get outside and sweep the snow off the roof.

Also important will be the truss plates. Since I see a drill in one of the pics, I will assume you used screws to assemble them. If you used drywall screws, you may have some problems with shear strength. The fix would be to add truss plates on the other side of the trusses. You can install them with the trusses in place. Just use some construction adhesive and either nail them on or use REAL wood screws.

Just a little food for thought from an old engineer. Can’t wait to see it completed and working! And I really like your website. Way to go, young man!!

Cheers!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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KylesWoodworking

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#2 posted 871 days ago

Thanks for the tips Dave!
I did screw the truss plates on with gray coated decking screws, I did not use drywall screws because I was afraid of them breaking.
-Kyle

-- http://www.kyleswoodworking.com http://www.facebook.com/kyleswoodworking

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FirehouseWoodworking

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#3 posted 870 days ago

You done good!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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Roger

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#4 posted 870 days ago

coming along nicely

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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lew

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#5 posted 870 days ago

Nice trusses, Kyle!

The pitch on my 10×12 shed is slightly less than yours, so far the snow has not been a problem. But as Dave said, keep an eye on them during a rough winter.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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KylesWoodworking

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#6 posted 870 days ago

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PDXMC

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#7 posted 793 days ago

Hey Kyle!

It’s been awhile since I checked up on you, but you’re doing wonderful stuff! I like your shop—in no time at all you’ll be “adding on” I bet! :-)

Anyway, you’re an amazing young man…keep up the nice work! I’m still making “precision sawdust” out of perfectly good lumber, so you never stop learning.

Anyhow, take care…hope you’re having a nice Summer out there!!

Michael

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DocSavage45

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#8 posted 231 days ago

Today is JAN 1 20014

Sent you an email. It’s 5 below here in MN.

Did you insulate?

LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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KylesWoodworking

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#9 posted 228 days ago

Yes, I did insulate. I got to finish this blog with the updates on the shop…on my to-do list…lol

-- http://www.kyleswoodworking.com http://www.facebook.com/kyleswoodworking

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