setting up the new shop #9: more time on the shed

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Blog entry by thedude50 posted 11-25-2011 03:08 AM 1142 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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this entry is for yesterday the day before Thanks Giving

I spent a few hours nailing up the truss and then cut out the gussets for them since this is a barn style roof it was hard to get the strength i wanted out of the truss . They are made from 2×4 and are cut at 22.5 degrees using 4 boards for each truss that’s three joints each with 16 nails driven in using the palm nailer then the gusets are attached using 12 penny ring shanked nails i had some trouble with the pasload gun and am awaiting a call back to see if it can be fixed without a trip to the shop It is my favorite framing nailer. I do have others but they all use air. I cant believe how many nails are in this project. I did go with the 2foot on center 2×4 construction instead of 16inch on center but it is only a storage shed and cost does mater on this project the tools in the shop are dying to be decluttered and put back into service. I was looking for a way to get this done before xmas i sure hope i do get it done.

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#1 posted 11-25-2011 03:48 PM

It’s fun to see these things come together.

I’m currently building a cottage-like shed for my parents-in-law.

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#2 posted 11-25-2011 11:52 PM

Hey, that looks familiar. Nuilt one just like this just recently. Good luck and you wil love the room. Thanks for posting

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#3 posted 11-26-2011 12:26 AM

thanks to you both and to the silent readers who are following my re opening of the shop I hope i get this done this weekend and then can start skinning it

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#4 posted 11-26-2011 01:48 AM

Dude, this is looking good!

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#5 posted 11-28-2011 04:30 AM

Hey Dude…the shed is coming along very well. I hope you get er done quickly, too. Be great to get inside before Christmas, I’m sure.

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#6 posted 11-29-2011 05:13 AM

thanks you guys i do hope to be back at it tomorrow I got the pasload nailer working it was my own fault it stopped it appears there is an expiration date on the fuel and it does go bad so do not stock up on fuel unless your doing a big job

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#7 posted 12-01-2011 08:33 AM

Looks like a pretty Fancy shed to me…
... looks more like a small Shop to me… LOL… A darn NICE little shop!

Looks cool!

You’re making very good progress! Do you have concrete blocks for the foundation?
( don’t think you had enough time to pour it… I haven’t read Part 1 yet…)

Lots of good storage too! LOL

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#8 posted 12-04-2011 03:15 AM

no joe they are 4×6 inch pressure treated beams. they should last a lifetime according to the shed people that wanted 2900 dollars to build this shed. theirs had 7 foot ceilings too small mine had 8 foot ceilings ans then the rafters are open so a couple more feet to the roof line. plus their foundation was 4×4 and mine is 4×6 a lot better i think and only 30 dollars more. mine will cost around a thousand to 1200 to build and i used Simpsons strong ties to tie the roof down .after the collapse i am going to add more strong ties to the walls .I wont make the mistake of no hurricane ties again. they don’t cost that much and will save me labor from another collapse.

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