vbu wood shed build

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vbu

Burning Hunk
Mar 3, 2019
227
MS
Hey guys, wanted to share some pictures of my wood shed build now that it's almost complete.
It's 10x20 by 10 feet tall at the tallest section. As you can see there's a slight slope to the ground so it's about 8.5ft tall in the left front corner.
Note that I am not a carpenter/framer/ wood worker and I've never built anything even remotely close to anything like this, all I'd built prior to this was a small little fence, so take it easy lol

Started out by drilling 9 10"dia holes. I'd rented a post hole digger, but due to the close proximity of a tree it proved to be impossible to dig the 6 holes closest to the tree. Luckily I had a neighbor with some more firepower up his sleeve. He got a little carried away and ended up digging all the holes 4ft deep.
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32 80lb bags of concrete later, all holes were filled. I mixed them all by hand, and by the time I was done with it I decided I'd mixed enough concrete for a while lol
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My wife helped me set and plumb the posts
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When I got all the posts up I used a laser level so I would have a common measuring point and put boards up as reference. Then I cut all but one of the posts to length.

It took some thinking to get the horizontal beams up by myself and level them out, and it was definitely sketchy at times but I got it done. The horizontal beams are 2 2x6x10's sistered together.
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Rafters are up and first furring strip is up as well

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Roof is almost all the way on. I found a really good deal on facebook marketplace for brand new metal roofing panels that they had leftover from a roofing job. Less than half the original price, so I was glad I found them

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Roof is up and sides are on. I was initially going to do sides and the back, but then changed my mind as I can still access the rear of the shed, so I decided to make a divider in the middle so I have 4 compartments to store my wood in.
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I also put landscape fabric down and gravel on top. I think this is a more durable solution than pallets. The temps are supposed to get up to almost 50 this weekend, so I'm hoping to get it stained this weekend so I can start filling it up!

Critique/ advice is always more than welcome
 

KDubU

Feeling the Heat
Dec 16, 2022
268
Maine
Nice job!
 
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vbu

Burning Hunk
Mar 3, 2019
227
MS
Thanks!

Spent the day Saturday getting the shed ready to be stained. Used a wood cleaner and wood brightener to get the mill glaze and some moldy spots off. By Sunday the wood was very dry again, so I finally got to stain it. Now all that's left is filling it up!

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Garbanzo62

Feeling the Heat
Aug 25, 2022
398
Connecticut
Very nice. What did that end up costing you. Also did you need a building permit?. Anything in my town greater than 100SqFt requires one.
 

vbu

Burning Hunk
Mar 3, 2019
227
MS
Very nice. What did that end up costing you. Also did you need a building permit?. Anything in my town greater than 100SqFt requires one.
Thanks! I just did the math and it came up to about 2300$. I'm sure I forgot a thing or two so I'd say about 2500 total

Edit: No I did not need a building permit. Live out in the county
 

vbu

Burning Hunk
Mar 3, 2019
227
MS
I'd still stack on pallets
Yeah I've been thinking about that. I put down landscape fabric and about 2" of gravel. I may try to find some pallets just to be sure
 

Eman85

Minister of Fire
Oct 10, 2022
740
E TN
Yeah I've been thinking about that. I put down landscape fabric and about 2" of gravel. I may try to find some pallets just to be sure
Just for the moisture, landscape cloth will prevent weeds not moisture. Also after time the bottom layer will be imbedded in the dirt and gravel. Pallets undercover will last for many years.
 

KDubU

Feeling the Heat
Dec 16, 2022
268
Maine
Got the front half of my shed full this morning. All stuff I cut down last summer

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Nice! I had one like this at my previous place and have to build another in the spring. Really helps dry the wood and is neat and tidy.
 

vbu

Burning Hunk
Mar 3, 2019
227
MS
Nice! I had one like this at my previous place and have to build another in the spring. Really helps dry the wood and is neat and tidy.
Thanks! Yes it is. The WAF (wife approval factor) is very high on this woodshed, much better than piles in the yard llol

Nice job @vbu and fast work too! (another vote for stacking on pallets, here)
Thanks! I was in a hurry to get it done so didn't get any pallets. I put landscape fabric down and 2" of gravel on top of that. I'll see how it works out and I may stack the next batch on pallets