|Project by Lildrgnoflb01||posted 03-09-2013 08:35 AM||1459 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
So I decided that this whole wood woodworking business has started to turn into more than just a passing hobby for me. In fact, obsession is a more appropriate description. To that end, I decided to build a shed, so I can move junk from the garage and create a more suitable shop.
This is my second large scale project (a pergola being the first) and my first hand at framing. I used sketch-up to design the shed and used timbersil (a glass infused wood) for the foundation. I found sketch-up to be invaluable in that I kept referring to my laptop during construction to make changes on the fly and just as a general check of all parts. The walls were built with standard wall construction; I used prefinished composite siding, tried my hand at asphalt shingles and saved some money by building the doors myself using some of the left over siding as the door panel. Overall dimensions are 16’ long x 4.5’ wide x < 7’5 tall.
The respect I had for roofers and framers has tripled since this project. Those stupid bundles of asphalt shingles were almost 70lbs and the speed in which framers put together a wall astounds me. I learned a lot on this project and when I consider that estimates I had for a shed to be built to these specs (or even for the prefab sheds that wouldn’t fit the space as well) were around $1000 more than I spent, I couldn’t have been more pleased. Plus I got practice with almost every tool I own. =)
Now all I gotta do is move junk from the garage to the shed. There is no wood working involved there, so maybe I’ll just pay the neighbor kids to handle that daunting task.