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Project by TheBlueBever posted 07-10-2013 09:52 PM 1544 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

To help fill my craving for my missing wood shop, I built a utility shed to “hold” my tools. I have since put doors on it and in the process of “trimming” it out. My lovely wife is painting it and wanted to do the groves first. I thought it reminded me of a candy cane.

I will finish it on Friday. Thank God.

Inside pictures to follow.





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neverstoplearnin

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#1 posted 07-10-2013 10:16 PM

Man that is one sweet utility shed. I wish my wife would let me build one.

-- *God is Good*

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whitebeast88

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#2 posted 07-10-2013 10:24 PM

very nice,i like the loft storage.i’d leave it candy cane stripped if it was me:)

welcome to lumberjocks!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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CharlesA

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#3 posted 07-10-2013 11:57 PM

What do you think you spent in materials?

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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TheBlueBever

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#4 posted 07-11-2013 12:44 AM

About 1400. I price them and for the size I wanted was about 2500. Mine is 12 X 10 with 8 ft walls. All treated lumber and I used 3 inch exterior wood screws. All on top of two 6×6 treated runners. I built it so a shed company can move it for me when I I to move.

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DocSavage45

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#5 posted 07-11-2013 03:54 PM

Lookin good! 16” or 24” on center? Is that T-111 siding? What happened to your shop?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Moose82

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#6 posted 07-11-2013 05:19 PM

Looks good. Did you put a header over where the door is located? If not you may have problems down the road with your door opening and closing.

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AngieO

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#7 posted 07-11-2013 06:59 PM

I’d love to build a little shed out back behind my shop so I can put the lawnmower, weedeater and all the other things… like the kids bikes and stuff. May need some help on a project like that. Yours looks great. Can’t wait to see the final pics.

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 07-11-2013 07:20 PM

That’s a nice project for your home and will give you many years of service. You’re dong a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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TheBlueBever

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#9 posted 07-11-2013 07:45 PM

The trusses are on 22” centers and the walls are on 16” centers. I made the walls out of the 4X8 treated siding.. . . I do not know what it is called but it is expensive. (about 1/4 of the cost of the shed) I did put a header over the door.

The reason I do not have a shop is my wife and I just bought a new house about 100 miles away from my old house. My old shop was 28 X 26 with 8 ft ceilings. I was spoiled. Now I am turning a carport into a garage (my shop) and making the best out of a not so best situation. It will be okay size though. My carport is 22 X 24 but the ceiling is 7’6”. Not so good. . . O well. Right now I am only able to use basic tools due to the lack of a secure place to store them.

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steliart

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#10 posted 07-11-2013 08:27 PM

nicely done

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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DocSavage45

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#11 posted 07-12-2013 03:04 AM

I built a garden shed 4 ft from my shop/little barn to house my snow blowers, lawn mowers garden tools etc. Also going to put my dust collection system in it. I used engineered wood siding 3/4 foam insulation, and filled the 16” on center walls with more insulation. Neighbors!!!!

good luck on your new shop project!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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TheBlueBever

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#12 posted 07-12-2013 03:58 AM

I am actually going to do that with my compressor. I’m just 20 steps away from that current steep right now. Lol

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bluekingfisher

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#13 posted 07-12-2013 08:34 AM

Great shop, I’m sure you will have lots of fun out there. Can I ask, what method did you use for the roof construction?

Thanks, David

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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TheBlueBever

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#14 posted 07-12-2013 11:56 AM

I just made 7 trusses, lined them up with a string, secured them with 2×4s and put the sheeting on it. Then roofed it. The roof has a 15 degree pitch. It was really easy and it was my first roof. Lol

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