|Project by Wingstress||posted 09-21-2009 04:44 AM||6037 views||10 times favorited||11 comments|
Well, it took all summer, mainly because it rained 20 days in June, but I finally finished my shed. I bought plans off ebay for about $20 and followed them pretty closely. All together it cost around $3500 give or take a few hundred. Its pretty alarming how quickly things like shingles, hinges, and windows add up, but all in all I’m very happy. As a box maker hobbyist, full blown construction was way out of my element. I was so nervous about putting on a roof and had no idea what a drip edge was or about venting or anything about construction. But, I bought a book a Lowes and figured it out. It was actually quite rewarding in the end. Now I have HUGE 12X16 shed for my tractor, lawnmower, etc. I can’t wait to get all the crap out of my garage. I’ll probably be running power to it this spring, but that will be another adventure.
The Paslode framing and finish nailer is one of the best tools ever invented!!!!
Painting T1-11 SUCKS!!! Tons of Primer is required
Wagner paint sprayers are a piece of junk. (I spent an entire day messing with one, then just used a roller)
Nailing shingles by hand takes a long time, hurts your back, and is rather scary on top of a roof
Not checking the plans for door height. Because I’m six feet tall, the door ways are about 1/2-inch too low. I’ve already hit my head walking through the door. (Need to learn to duck) I would have just made the door a little taller had I studied plans better…
-- Tom, Simsbury, CT