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Project by djm555 posted 1156 days ago 4097 views 14 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Over the past two years, I’ve managed to run out of room in my garage and decided to build a shed. I found the plans for this particular shed in a book titled “Building a Shed” by Joseph Truini. It’s part of Taunton’s Build Like a Pro series. The plans are available from Better Barns Hardware (http://www.betterbarns.com/thisPlan.asp?ProductID=2015). They also sell the sash windows and door hardware that I used. A neighbor and my brother helped with much of the framing. It took a team of four to place the gable ends. I did much of the finish work myself.





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Chris Moellering

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#1 posted 1156 days ago

Very sharp looking. Well done!

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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scarpenter002

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#2 posted 1156 days ago

That’s one nice looking shed!!

-- Scott in Texas

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Brian Strothcamp

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#3 posted 1156 days ago

what did you finish this with?

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djm555

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#4 posted 1156 days ago

Chris & scarpenter002,

Thanks for the compliments.

Brian,

It’s finished with Sikkens Cetol products.

I sanded everything with 80 grit using a r.o. sander and then applied one coat of Cetol 1, followed by two coats of Cetol 23. At least o/n drying between coats.

http://www.sikkens.us/en/Products/Exteriors/Pages/Cetol1.aspx
http://www.sikkens.us/en/Products/Exteriors/Pages/Cetol23Plus.aspx

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gillyd

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#5 posted 1156 days ago

Very cool, something like this would probably help to convince my wife that sheds are cool.

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Pathpounder

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#6 posted 1156 days ago

Now that’s a tool shed you can be proud of. Great job.

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Nate Finch

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#7 posted 1156 days ago

Gorgeous… and it looks pretty big, too. I love that the wood shines through so well.

-- Nate, Harvard, MA

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Brad_Nailor

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#8 posted 1156 days ago

Beautiful job! It looks just like the one in the book! I do CAD/Sketchup work for Better Barns, they are a great company. I built the 12×16 Plywood sided version of this shed with the gable extensions…I had a 5 man crew working when we put up my roof trusses!

-- http://www.facebook.com/pages/DSO-Designs/297237806954248

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#9 posted 1155 days ago

Very, Very professional looking. What type of wood is that?

-- A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. -- Mark Twain

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Bertha

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#10 posted 1155 days ago

Wow, it’s very handsome. Really nice work. I’m glad you paid for the cedar and not me;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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djm555

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#11 posted 1155 days ago

Willie,

It’s western red cedar. This gives me a chance to put in a plug for the local lumberyard that provided all of the cedar. The guys at Braundera are great.

http://www.braunderalumber.com/Home.php
http://www.braunderalumber.com/Western_Red_Cedar.php

Brad,

I was really impressed with everything that I received from Better Barns. That’s cool that you get to work with them.

Gillyd,

My fiancee has been very patient with me for the past several months. I couldn’t have done it without her support.

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dustysawyer

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#12 posted 1155 days ago

Very well done. I built my shed from the same book but went with the more basic plan because I’ll be leaving it in a few years. When I move, I’ll build to this plan. The book is very good for folks like me without a lot of building experience. The steeper pitch roofs really add some style although they are a little tricky to shingle. Are you storing wood in the collar ties like I am?

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Brad_Nailor

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#13 posted 1155 days ago

I cut out the center truss bottom chord and framed the opening, then I decked the truss chords with 9 dollar a sheet HD 1/2” plywood…now my barn has a loft that almost doubled the storage…

-- http://www.facebook.com/pages/DSO-Designs/297237806954248

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djm555

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#14 posted 1155 days ago

Great suggestion, David. I’m still working on the interior. I encourage you to do a post on your shed, so I can borrow more of your ideas!

Dusty,

I haven’t finished the interior. Post some photos of your shed if you get a chance.

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groovy_man_6

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#15 posted 1155 days ago

that is GORGEOUS… I’m so jealous.

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