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by tmccar
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 21
Views: 205

Re: Lean-to shed

Ok, thanks for the advice!
by tmccar
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 21
Views: 205

Re: Lean-to shed

Ok, and for flooring - would 3 skids supporting a frame of 4x2's be ok?
And -any advice for sealing between the back and side walls?
by tmccar
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 21
Views: 205

Re: Lean-to shed

I mean, how to close the ends. I now have just a roof and 2 existing walls.
by tmccar
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 21
Views: 205

Re: Lean-to shed

Ok, I see, thanks.
There's a bit of work in that.

-What roofing material would you use?
And what about the ends - a regular timber frame wall?
by tmccar
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 21
Views: 205

Re: Lean-to shed

So ledger will go approximately here?
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by tmccar
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 21
Views: 205

Re: Lean-to shed

There's about 13' between the sheds, and there's no snow load to worry about.
I'm not building a foundation - I have a bed of gravel over an old concrete floor (I was thinking of laying 3 skids on this)
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by tmccar
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 21
Views: 205

Re: Lean-to shed

Ok, so the header - I'm guessing that this will need to be substantial (say 6x3) and will be bolted to the existing left and right walls, and runs the length of the new shed?? I think I will have a go at extending the roof as above. I will try to get more photos which may help to throw some light on...
by tmccar
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 21
Views: 205

Re: Lean-to shed

Sorry, I've been away for a while. That's interesting - I had not considered spanning the distance between the sheds. I'm not sure if it would be practical - the one on the right is a couple of feet lower than the other one. But I suppose I could build up the lower one as you suggested. Both roofs h...
by tmccar
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 21
Views: 205

Lean-to shed

I am looking for soem advice on building a lean-to shed between 2 existing buildings, using 4x2 joists. I would like to build it against the tall shed on the left of the picture. I was wondering how to tie it to the wall, and how to proceed with the wall framing? Also, how best to seal the roof at t...
by tmccar
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Shed Base
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Shed Base

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This is the area in our garden where I am planning to build the 16' x 12' wood frame shed. What you see is a layer of gravel which has a layer of plastic underneath for weed control.
Could I place 3 skids directly on this, and lay the floor on these?
by tmccar
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Wall stud spacing
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Wall stud spacing

When framing a shed wall, I know that the usual way is to lay out the studs at 16" centres, starting from one end. But if there's a window in the wall, is it not better to find out the window opening size, have a stud either side, and space the other studs at 16", working away from each side of the ...
by tmccar
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Shed without slab
Replies: 15
Views: 249

Re: Shed without slab

Shannon wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:54 pm
Here are my shed videos , the one on framing the floor may help you out.
https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLh ... cacPD_Mbw4
Could I ask what model of Dewalt circular saw are you using in the "Part 3 - Building and Installing Rafters" video?
by tmccar
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Shed without slab
Replies: 15
Views: 249

Re: Shed without slab

Shannon wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:38 am
Generally power would come up out of ground through a conduit at an outside wall and then through the wall.
I see, yes - that makes sense.
Thanks Shannon
by tmccar
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Shed without slab
Replies: 15
Views: 249

Re: Shed without slab

Ok, I didn't realise you would need so much space for a table saw. I may have to consider a bigger shed (or no saw!).
by tmccar
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Shed without slab
Replies: 15
Views: 249

Re: Shed without slab

I will pribably go for 3 skids becsuse I have a fairly heavy workbench and I might be getting a table saw also.
Also, should I think about running power up through a duct at the same time as I do the floor?
by tmccar
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Shed without slab
Replies: 15
Views: 249

Re: Shed without slab

Ok, thanks for all that information.
Shannon - for a 12' x 8' shed, how many 4x4 skids would you use?
by tmccar
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Shed without slab
Replies: 15
Views: 249

Re: Shed without slab

Ok, so you had 8x8 inch pavers at each "pier"?
And did you frame the floor with 4x2 PTs, spaced at 18"?
by tmccar
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Shed without slab
Replies: 15
Views: 249

Shed without slab

I am thinking of building a shed and I would rather avoid having to put down a concrete slab if possible. What are the alternative ways to make the shed base (such as concrete blocks at each corner?
by tmccar
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Shed floor sheeting question
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: Shed floor sheeting question

I see, thanks for the explanation!
by tmccar
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Shed floor sheeting question
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Shed floor sheeting question

When sheeting a shed floor with plywood, the normal spacing for the joists is 16". So what happens at the edge when starting off - is the edge of the plywood lined up with the centre of the joist (as it will be at the other side)? Or is the outside edge of the plywood made flush with the outside of ...
by tmccar
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Shed walls on concrete
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Shed walls on concrete

That's great, thanks. Also, should I use 6x2 rather than 4x2? (I'm thinking of winter weather and insulation).
by tmccar
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Shed walls on concrete
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Shed walls on concrete

I'm planning to build a wooden shed/office. It will be on an existing large slab of concrete that has other sheds on it. I was wondering about the walls - should I connect them directly to the concrete? - Should I use pressure treated timber for the bottom plate, or have an extra plate which is pres...