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A Small Woodworking Shop Expansion #18: Roofing and Siding Going Up On the Lean-To.

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Blog entry by RonInOhio posted 06-02-2013 11:39 PM 1691 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Despite all the rain I managed to make some progress on the lean-to. A neighbor was kind
enough to give me a whole bundle of unopened ridge shingles.

They aren’t the color I would have chosen but I decided to use them anyway. They really don’t
look to bad. And can’t beat free. Couldn’t see not using them and saving 30 dollars. The one bundle
covered the entire lean-to with 3 or 4 left over.

I got the tar paper up last evening and sealed the top where the roof of the lean-to meets the shed wall. Found out after the fact that you aren’t supposed to use Aluminum Coating (wet) Roof Sealer Cement on wood. Oh well, too late now.

It got a good test last night as it rained very hard for hours and hours. No sign of any leaks. I still am
going to put up some flashing up there that will hide the black sealant that is visible in the pics. Stuff
is very messy. I will install the flashing with construction adhesive. That stuff is awesome on wood.

Anyway, got the shingles up. Still need to do the last row. They needed cut in half and will go over the flashing
at the back edge.

I’m not sure of what the consequences will be from using ridge shings on the roof. Guess time will tell.

I started cutting and fitting the siding this evening. Got a few pieces cut and tacked up. Hopefully will start the doors tomorrow and start putting in the lumber storage racks and sheet lumber cabinet.

The piece of siding at the door opening is not cut to size yet. The doors will go up to about 6 – 8 inches from
the roof. And the trim that is up is just tacked in. With nails that are too large !

Put a few pieces of trim up and have more to prime. Some of the mistakes will have to wait to be fixed as I’m falling behind on things. Want to get this project wrapped up.

My carpentry skills are improving but I still have a long way to go. Learning as I go and
I’m certainly no speed demon. Going to probably have to redo some of the siding where
the gaps are. Or try to patch it up so its not so obvious. Maybe I can put some trim up to
hide them.



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#1 posted 06-03-2013 01:02 AM

Looks good! You put OSB under your siding? This is a wood shed? The siding is engineered OSB as well I used tounge and groove Styrofoam insulation where you use the OSB.

As long as everything is away from water it should work OK.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 06-03-2013 03:29 AM

There is no need to insulate this lean-to. Its strickly a storage unit . I cut corners on the underlayment using OSB for sure. Almost wished I had used ply on the roof at least.

Not something I would do on the shed itself. The shed has plywood sheathing with an overlayment of 1/8” Owens-Corning foam water barrier.Then the siding. Started to insulate the walls in the shed with R13 in the walls, R19 overhead,and 2 inch foam in the floors.

As for the lean-to , had a tremendous down-pour yesterday, and no sign of leaking around seam where it ties into the shed. And don’t even have the flashing up yet.

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#3 posted 06-03-2013 03:42 AM

I’m thinking of using your idea if I get a few dollars ahead to move my lumber out of a working area. I was just going to put 3/8ths engineered siding up as it’s almost the same price here as plywood and OSB. I was thinking about a door on the end and 2×3 lumber racks? with walking space on the side? I know you are thinking metal tracks on the wall. If you can live with drywall inside you can add 3/4 reflective sheathing? I am heating a 12×6 ft space with two infra red brooder heat lamps to 60 degrees in the winter for my cats outside. You could also add it to your ceiling joists? warm and toasty for a few more bucks if you have them LOL! I’m in Southern MN so I’m talking 10 below outside and 50 in the shack.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 06-03-2013 03:42 AM

Gotta go feed them critters. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 06-03-2013 03:50 AM

Lol. Yeah, I’m gonna have a door on one end, and two double doors on the front. Thinking of some kind of sliding or rolling cabinet for sheet-good storage on the front end inside. Lumber racks on the opposite side, and ladder racks
hanging from the ceiling in the center . Not going to have room for much else. But it will be nice to have a seperate
covered area for my lumber and a place to store the ladders. Get them out of the shop.

I probably should of just not sheathed the walls at all. Just put up the siding. It was rock solid
before any sheathing went on.

Gotta love fresh eggs !

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#6 posted 06-03-2013 04:04 AM

Whoops. Meant to post this in the “State of Shop” thread. Oh well….

Spent a few hours tonight putting away loose tools and then swept out and did some tidying
of the shop.

As time permits I’m starting to gather up all my hand tools and give them the once over. Cleaning, removing rust, oiling them, etc.

Got all of my spade bits and and sprayed em down with WD-40 . Let them
soak awhile. Then I sanded the rust off,wiped them down with oil. 16 bits done.

Then pulled out the box saw thats covered with surface rust. Sprayed it down on both sides and going to let it
soak in overnight. Tomorrow I’ll see how well I can clean it up.

Trying to fit these maintenance and organization type of chores in around my shop expansion. As time permits in the evening , relaxing with a beer or coffee.

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