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Old 10-31-2009, 12:40 PM   #1
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I want to build a shed in my backyard. Kind of connecting to my deck that I am building at the same time. What kind of wood would you suggest that would make my shed durable and last. I am making my base from concrete.

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Old 10-31-2009, 01:07 PM   #2
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I recommend using cedar for both deck and shed if you want wood.

Another option would be to use some of the synthetic resin materials for the deck and a Hardie Plank type product (cement board) for the shed.

Most of the T-111 grooved plywood shed materials are very short lived. My T-111 shed is 25 years old but that is rare (impossible?) with today's materials.

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Old 10-31-2009, 03:00 PM   #3
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My shed is from reg wood, PT sill plate
It has T-111 siding that has lasted ages
I expended the shed & put cement board on the bottom 3' - due to the pool
I'm doing a stucco finish on the bottom
Wood will last as long as it is kept protected from the elements - just like any house

If the shed will be connected to the deck then they should match
And if it is near the house you might want it to match the house
I used just reg PT for my deck
The deck at my last house was over 20 years old when I moved
During the ~7 years I lived there I stained it the 1st year & the year the house went up for sale
Never did a thing to it in between
My deck here is over 2 years old & I will be sealing the wood next year
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Old 10-31-2009, 05:18 PM   #4
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What do you mean kinda connecting to your deack? What you will find is that the longjevety of the wood is dependant on the situation that it is put into. What I meean is that wood will last a long time if it is sealed well and built in a way that will let it dry out when it gets we. However if you have something right next to the wood that won't let the air and sunlight to get to the wood to dry it out, you are lucky to get a few years out of it. Going back to my first question, how is the shed incorparated into your deck? Is the deck going to touch the shed? Is the shed on the deck? Is the deck butting up to the deck? The situation that you decide on will have an influence on how well the material will work.
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Old 10-31-2009, 06:33 PM   #5
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Well connected as in right next to it. I will try to post a picture of what i want when I get a chance.
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If the deck is going to be touching the deck you will want to make sure that you spend the time to get your flashing correct. That will make the biggest difference as to the longevety of the shed.

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