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Old 10-18-2007, 08:50 PM   #1
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Greetings--

Any comments on wood shed kits ?

Handy Home Products, sold by BettyMills.com. for example.

I'm looking for a 12x20 "nice" looking shed.

I plan to store lawn stuff there and house my wood working shop.

I hadn't planned to set it on a concrete foundation so it wont be called a "permanant" structure by the building code guys here. But-- setting it on a 2x6 frame/floor wont keep it high enuf off the ground to prevent it from rotting and the floor staying wet.
Comments on setting the foundation on blocks-- a pier and beam model ?

Thanks--

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Old 10-18-2007, 11:16 PM   #2
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Do they come with a wood foundation floor?

Or are they a kit, that you must have a concrete foundation for?

Either way, I don't see a problem with doing a pier and beam foundation. If you do a pier and beam foundation, more then likely the city will say it is permanent structure.

I hope I am fully understanding.

Or are you just talking about getting some concrete blocks and setting the building on them so it is above the grade so it will not rot? If so, I think the city will be ok with this style.

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Pier and beam is fine. I do a lot that way. On a 12x20 with the load I expect you'll have with storage and shop tools, I'd use four beams, at least 4x6, supported every 4' of length with a pier. 2x6 PT joists and bands on 16" centers with 3/4" t&g ply for the floor.
You can do this for 1/2 or less the cost of those kits, though, if you buy plans and materials. Google "shed plans" and you'll find lots of choices. Most are easy to modify to your own design.
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Old 10-22-2007, 10:27 AM   #4
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I built my 10x14 shed using a skid foundation. I used 2 6x6's set on a rock bed and built the 2x6 flooring frame on top of that.
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i looked at sheds like that at Lowes and they are extremely over priced. You can just about buy all of the lumber for what they charge you for the floor.
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Can anyone direct me to shed "plans" referred to in this thread. I would like to purchase the materials and build myself but it would simplify the process if I had pre-done plans for the city to approve from and to guide me in the process.

Looking for something in the 100-150 sq foot range with a simple pitched roof.
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Can anyone direct me to shed "plans" referred to in this thread. I would like to purchase the materials and build myself but it would simplify the process if I had pre-done plans for the city to approve from and to guide me in the process.

Looking for something in the 100-150 sq foot range with a simple pitched roof.
I found a nice one for you.

http://www.blackanddecker.com/projec...589_23779.html

If you don't like that one, if you go to www.google.com and search for free shed plans, you will get a list of links.
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WOW!

A complete do-it-yourself plans with materials list and templates. Thank You ....Rohey
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Can anyone direct me to shed "plans" referred to in this thread. I would like to purchase the materials and build myself but it would simplify the process if I had pre-done plans for the city to approve from and to guide me in the process.

Looking for something in the 100-150 sq foot range with a simple pitched roof.
There is a wealth of shed plans available, both free and paid. When choosing, look for an offer to download a free plan so you can evaluate the quality. Drawings are useless if they don't also include blueprints, comprehensive materials list and guides on how to build. If you have a chance, have a look at some tips on choosing a shed plan at my blog - http://www.storageshedplansblog.com.

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