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#1 posted 09-19-2010 06:47 PM

Why 9 feet as a base dimension? Nothing wrong with it but it seems to be a waste of materials or the use of a lot of little pieces. A standard shed, especially as narrow as 9 or 10 feet is a simple rafter and joist system. Trusses are expensive and rafters are cheap common material and easy to cut once a pattern is made. Don’t forget the birds-mouth to lock the top plate and use joists to keep the walls from pushing out. You’ll be fine and the money saved can push the dimension out a little. Linear feet are cheap because you have to build the end walls anyway. Go as big as you can, you’ll be glad you did when it starts filling up.
Hope this helps, BTKS

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