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The Wood Shed

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by PapaDave, Mar 30, 2010.

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  1. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    I was going to use the same basic plan you have but only span 6-1/2 or 7' with 2x6s on 24" centers. 7-1/2" high in the front & 6' in the back
    but was concerned about snow load. Roof will be 8' sheet of plywood & covered with ??.
    Now that I see one, I think 2x6s should handle snow just fine.

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  2. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Dave,
    you may have been able to tell, but those 2x6's are 24" o/c.
    We got done a little early today, so I put up some more supports for the roof rafters on the inside. Rough sawn 1x6, that I planed to 15/16th's to get 'em sorta' straight and flat.
    Started raining when I went in to get something to drink, so I stopped for the evening.
    We'll be putting down the durarock and tiling tomorrow at the job, so maybe another early day. Supposed to rain again though, so I might just go grocery shopping with Bev.
    Thanks for keeping an eye on this thread. I'll get some more pics soon.
    Oh, and the wife's going to visit the grandkids and daughter in California next week, so might be a good time to get the new tile and hearth done while she's gone.
  3. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    I think it's gonna look every bit as nice as mine, and fer sure git 'er done. I find it interesting that you're building the shed right over the top of some stacked wood. Very efficient...finish the shed and it's already partially loaded! :lol: I couldn't do that, as my shed's not on level ground, so it's built like a covered deck, fully floored, with lots of ventilation up through the floor as well as all around. Lookin' real good, PapaDave! Good bye tarps forever! Rick
  4. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Rick, Not sure about efficient. I just got a bug up my you know what to get going on this thing.
    The ground is not level in this spot either, so that will be fixed before putting down pallets.
    I'll be moving in splits from the field later this year, then what remains of the stuff you see in these pics will get moved to the front of that wood.
    Oh yeah, the tarps will be going to my brother, or the dump. :) They were almost useless this past winter, after being in use for over 3 winters. Surprised they lasted that long.
  5. savageactor7

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    Looking good so far PD...can't wait to see it finished.
  6. Backwoods Savage

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    Keep pounding Dave. You'll get it done soon if the weather lets you.
  7. Cowboy Billy

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    Looks great Dave

    I hope to get to building a wood shed in the next year myself. But I won't ever do another shingle roof. I have a three sided 12x16 foot horse shelter and I am constantly having to spray yellow jacket nests under the roof. I built a adjoining 12x16 hay shed with a metal roof adjoining it and I do not have any yellow jackets in it. I think the tin gets too hot for them to build nests on.

    Billy
  8. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Great.
    Seriously though, thanks for the warning.
  9. PapaDave

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    Work is slowing me down right now. We laid some durarock and tile today, and then the wife and I went to Gaylord to shop. Tomorrow should be another early day, so I can get to work planing and jointing some boards for the roof.
    I'll post again when I'm done..........., in June. Thanks for watching.
  10. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Change of plans. Decided to just do osb sheets on the roof, so I'll be picking those up on Thursday, weather permitting. In the meantime, I worked on edging and planing some boards for the walls. Got a little done on that today, but need another 18 or so 1x6's just for the back wall.

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    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Finally got the osb on Tuesday, but only got a couple sheets up that day. Finished that, the tar paper, and some bracing on Wed., and today I got the shingles done.
    I'm too old for this crap, but the roof is done. Time to continue with the siding.
    News at eleven.
    We'll be finishing up the bathroom we've been working on tomorrow, then Sat., it's another trip downstate to pick up Bev and our oldest granddaughter from Det. Metro.
    Sunday may just be chill day.
  12. PapaDave

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    Finally got the osb on Tuesday, but only got a couple sheets up that day. Finished that, the tar paper, and some bracing on Wed., and today I got the shingles done.
    I'm too old for this crap, but the roof is done. Time to continue with the siding.
    News at eleven.
    We'll be finishing up the bathroom we've been working on tomorrow, then Sat., it's another trip downstate to pick up Bev and our oldest granddaughter from Det. Metro.
    Sunday may just be chill day.
    Question for those who have their sheds done. What do you at the front of the roof to finish the shingles off?

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  13. schortie

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    I put a drip edge around all but the front of the shed before I shingled. I put the drip edge across the front and on top of the shingles after I put the first row of shingles on. I also had the facia on before I shingled. As this is the first structure I ever built, I'm not sure if it's "correct", but it's still standing.
  14. SolarAndWood

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    The shed looks great. Depending on how windy it is there, I would consider a few rafter ties as that looks like an airplane wing on take-off.
  15. PapaDave

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    S&W, thought had crossed my mind. I probably should.
    I think I will.
    I'll have to stop at Menard's on the way downstate on Saturday.
    Now that you've mentioned it, it does look like it's ready for take-off.
  16. PapaDave

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    schortie, I at first thought about leaving the fascia off, but looking at it now, but good idea on putting one on, in the front only. The drip edge was going to be put on too, but maybe I'll just do that on the front after the fascia. Simple enough.
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    Papa Dave . . . the front of my woodshed had a fascia board so I wrapped the shingles over the edge, tacked them down and put roofing cement on it . . . maybe not the best looking job . . . but it worked for me . . . and it is only a woodshed.
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    Oh man Jake, now you sound like my brother. :ahhh:
    I like the drip edge idea, so that's the plan. I may revisit the rest of the roof edges next year to see if there's any water problems. For now though, it's on to the siding. Oh yeah, wait a minute, gotta' go pick up the wife and granddaughter tomorrow.
    I'll end up putting roofing tar on the nail heads that hold the drip edge down. Not very elegant, but functional for a couple years.......I hope.
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    I'm inspired by your project so I'm going to build one for myself and esp since my brother in law was volunteered to me next month to help out. What's the best way to set the 4X4 posts?? When I built my deck I poured concrete piers below the frost line and the posts are secured on top of the piers...but my barn has it's posts directly into the ground which must be simpler and quicker? I just don't want any rot problems 10+ years from now. Will posts extending upwards of 8' above ground need to be installed directly into the ground for better support?
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    What is a frost line?????? Sorry I couldn't resist.. :)
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    Nice work! looks great.
  22. PapaDave

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    Does Texas ever even get below 70 degs.? No wonder you don't know what a frost line is. :lol:
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    Not sure about your area, but we've got mostly sand on top of more sand. Code calls for going below the frost line, which is 42". That's what I did when I built the pole barn, but for this, I only went down 33", put the posts in the holes, then backfilled.
    If these treated posts rot in the next 10 years, I'll eat my hat. I'd have to buy one first, but you get the idea. By the time these get to that point, I may not even give a good rats ***.
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    Update on the shed. Got the rafter ties and fascia on yesterday.
    Today, I nailed down the last row of shingles, then put down the drip edge on top of those.
    Anybody see anything else I may have missed?

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    well, not to sound pessimistic, but your shed is half-empty.
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