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Old 07-26-2011, 10:06 AM   #1
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Hi guys. I am working on plans to build a 10x8 storage shed. I would like to build in 3 10" x 18" transom windows up high on both of the side walls (see attached "shed.jpg" for an idea of what I am talking about). I want to get them as high as possible so I have a lot of usuable wall space beneath them. My question is how to frame this. My first attempt was to have king and jack studs for each window (frame_transom_1.jpg), but I end up with a wall that is almost solid studs. My second attempt was to have a common sill and header across all three windows (frame_transom_2.jpg). The results look a little more reasonable, but I am not sure this if this is an acceptable design or not since I haven't run across any examples like this. Would something like this work? Any other suggestions for acheiving this design without using so many studs?

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In theory I dont see anything wrong with it. Might double up the sill though.

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OK. Thanks. So the sill should be two 2x4s stacked on top of each other?
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I think the upper framing picture is the way to go and since it is a shed I would go with 24" centers on the studs.
That would get rid of the studs under the sills.

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Andy Gump has a point that you can get rid of the intermediate studs in the first (king stud) example. The sheathing may have to be trimmed a bit to match the spacing.
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revised framing based on my comment:
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That's a good idea. Thanks.

EDIT: Actually, I do have one more question :-). Based on my existing design, that would space the king studs 25 3/8" around the window and 8 3/8" between the windows. Does this really matter except for fitting the siding? I suppose it isn't realy a big deal to cut the plywood to fit since it is only a few sheets.

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