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Project by mIps posted 10-11-2012 05:57 PM 1349 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My family needed a garden shed and pre-built ones were around $900 to $1000. so we decided to build one. We dug out the hole and used 5 50lb concrete deck footings to anchor it with and used pressure-treated 2×6’s for the joists.
I framed the walls on the back patio using a $100 Ryobi tablesaw that was barely adequate for the job and some cheap 18v cordless drills. Both the drills and saw have since been replaced.
The sides are grooved OSB that was nailed on with galvanized nails and the roof decking was also OSB. Putting up the rafters was a pain in the backside as I chose to have a ridge beam with the ridge beams connected to that with deck joist hangers. The ridge beam was, and to this day still is, held up by 2 2×4’s, front and back, with a rough groove cut into in and then screwed to the wall caps.
The shelves are pieces of 2×4 screwed to the wall studs and then OSB nailed to those.
This was a lot of work to build, especially digging the hole, but well worth the effort. Even with the tools, we spent about $700 to put this together.
I really want to get something to use as a mast so we can fly the jolly roger from our shed.

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#1 posted 10-11-2012 06:09 PM

A good job and some good savings too. yo ho yo ho a shed builders life for you. :))

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#2 posted 10-11-2012 06:11 PM

Nice work; it looks really functional.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 10-12-2012 05:18 PM

If it does not leak and meets your needs well done

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#4 posted 04-10-2016 05:33 AM

Hey I went checking on your projects after reading about your “jointer”

The shed looks good I see its about 2012 vintage and made from OSB
I would like to see a today picture, as I built an OSB box for my ute (first time using the product) so I am interested is seeing other projects made of the same mateial and how the stand up to the elements.

-- Regards Robert

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