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emaizar 03-30-2007 09:00 PM

Foundation for a 12X14 Shed
 
I'm planing to build a 12X14 Shed in my backyard, when it rains water takes a couple of days to drain out so I would like to stay away from treated wood as a foundation, then I checked out some sheds at home depot and they use 2X6 Galvanized steed joists for there sheds but they do not sell these joists. any ideas?? Thanks

Mike Swearingen 04-01-2007 04:04 AM

You could build it on a foundation or layer of 8" cinder blocks with 4X6" pressure-treated beams over that. I would make all of the exterior either pressure-treated wood and plywood.
If you use a quality brand name of pressure treated wood, it should have a 50-year limited warranty. Make sure that you use p-t wood with the proper treatments level. (At least 1.0, I would think. That means one pound of chemical per cubic foot of wood.) Check with the a knowledgeable dealer.
Good Luck!
Mike


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