Had to take a step back from my shed expansion project to go over how I’m going to layout the wall framing. I plan on having the front wall practically open, to tie-into the little shed.
That part of it is pretty much dictated by how much of the back walls I will trim off the little shed, and not much debate over whats got to be done there.
Since I am not working from a set of “formal” plans I needed to go over in my mind the side door placement and how I can best frame for this now and not have to do a lot of tearing out and re-framing when the time comes for me to actually put the door in. Might not get to that till the spring.
I made a really unforgivable mistake today
One thing about working without plans is you have to be sure of your measurements ,before you go out and purchase wood and then have it cut-down to manageable sizes. As they say measure twice,three times. And cut once.
I had (7) 2×4x12s PT lumber cut in-half thinking the stud length I needed was measured correctly and these halves would be the correct length. I was going from memory. Whoops !
Got home and found each stud was about 3 inches too short. I can still use those later for shop builds and possibly when I frame in the little shed and insulate it . Since the side of the exterior walls in there will be under 6 feet. But in reality , I wasted several hours of time in this screw-up. Grrr ! And had to make another trip and pick up another (14) 2×4x8s. I’m fuming but probably got what I deserved. Lesson learned hopefully.
So I’m taking the time tonight to have more concrete plans so i can get the walls framed in over the next day or so.
Need to step it up. Cold and snow is not far off. Need to get that roof built and covered.