Building My First Workshop/Shed

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Blog series by KylesWoodworking updated 04-02-2012 02:13 AM 4 parts 37405 reads 30 comments total

Part 1: Plans and Material

03-12-2012 01:11 AM by KylesWoodworking | 10 comments »

Since I do woodworking about every day and have to work on my porch and my bedroom, I decide I would build a nice little 10’x12’ shed to use as my very own workshop. I know what everyone is going to say, “you should make it bigger” or ” you are going to wish it was bigger.” Of course I would want it bigger, but due to the cost and me being only 18 and living at my parents house, I decided to make it 10’x12’. I designed the rough plans on Google ...

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Part 2: Foundation and Floor

03-19-2012 02:24 AM by KylesWoodworking | 6 comments »

A good workshop starts on a good foundation, or in my case a temporary cinder block footers foundation. I did not want a permanent foundation so I used cinder blocks footers to support the pressure treated 2×6 floor joists that I used. I laid them 16” O.C. and then insulated them with R19 fiberglass insulation. Then I used 3/4” tongue and groove OSB for the sub-floor, I screwed down the OSB so the floor doesn’t squeak. In the end, it came out level, square, and very stu...

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Part 3: Rough Framed Walls

03-19-2012 02:47 AM by KylesWoodworking | 3 comments »

I framed my walls with 2×4s laid 24” O.C. There will be a window on the left and right wall that I got for free from work, and then there will be a 36” steel door in the front. All walls came out square and plumb. I am glad that I designed it on Google SketchUp first because I ended up having just enough lumber as planed. Thanks for looking. Now I have to get material for siding and the roof.

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Part 4: Shop Update: Walls and Roof Trusses

04-02-2012 02:13 AM by KylesWoodworking | 11 comments »

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 p...

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