|Forum topic by Charlie||posted 04-21-2013 10:36 AM||6479 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
04-21-2013 10:36 AM
In about 2 weeks I’d like to get started on this, but I’m waffling on the foundation/floor. Obviously not a big shed. I can either build up a level base with crusher run (there’s about a 6 inch slope across corners) and just build a shed on skids…
set some sonotubes and build it more like a pole barn. Compacted crusher run floor would get those 2ftx2ft concrete pavers laid over it for easier sweeping. I’m thinking of running a “skirt” board (pressure treated) around the inside to keep the stone in place. It will have vertical hemlock board and batton that SWMBO wants to paint so there will be a purlin down low on the outside and large field rocks surrounding the base.
The shed-on-skids option is just brain-dead simple. The only disadvantage SWMBO has voiced is that it can get critters under it. I told her if it has a wood floor, I can’t close it off. It has to get air under it so….. she’s ok with mice. Just not skunks and racoons.
The pole barn (kinda) design wouldn’t have the critters-underneath problem, but I’d have to find a way to kinda seal off the base so critters couldn’t come in under the bottom of the siding.
One criteria I have to meet (code) is that it has to be anchored to the ground. So… shed-on-skids would need to be cabled to a dead man or even one of those curly dog stake-outs.
So…. once I get this foundation part finalized I can go get the field rocks and order the crusher run and get started…. or dig some holes and get the sonotubes in. On way or another I have to get out of this “analysis paralysis” mode I’m in. :)