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Old 10-23-2014, 07:30 PM   #1
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10 x 8.3 ft base :(((((


I'm obviously an amateur , I have an arrow metal shed in a box I'm about to built. It's a 10 x 8

I made a base out of pressure treated 2 x 4. I wasn't thinking when putting it together and basically I now have a 10 x 8.3 for base.

I use two 2 x 4 x 10 for the front and back. Then I used eight 2 x 4 x 8 at 16 inch centres all along the middle. I then bought 4 x 8 ft sheets of OSB for the top floor of the base. I now have a few inches gap when I put the sheets across as it's not 8 foot width its 8.3ft

I really don't want to take it all apart

Any idea as to the best way to nail the sheets down? Cut it up?

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I think you"ll be a lot happier if you do it right. Just lift the end that's too long,set it up on blocks or something,and cut the over length. Then you"ll have a 8' board on the ground with stubs attached to it.Knock those off and renail your 8' back onto the end of your shortened frame. Shouldn't take more than 20 minutes.[being a dyi'er I have experience with the same type of mistakes!]
Worst thing I see with your plan is the osb for floor.How thick? It goona be spongy,and I don't think it will last very long.

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I really don't want to take it all apart
You don't need to take it all apart. Just remove the rim on one side and cut the joist back 3".

You'll be glad you did. You definitely do not want the floor to exceed the footprint of the shed.

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Oh,Assemble your metal bottom frame right now-and measure it..if I remember correctly,that's the first step anyway-. The base of the shed might be just a bit different than 8x10.
I had the 10x12 Arrow,and I liked it,but it got crunched by a tree.

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Thanks for the replies. Taking the off and cutting them down 4 inches sounds like a good plan.

Only thing is I used joist hangers for each joist and they are nailed in will take a while to get them off

The Osb does seem a bit spongy alright. It's 5/8's thick.

I think you are all right

Tomorrow I will bring back the Osb and get plywood

Take off the back and cut each joist down 4 inches I'll use the skill saw to make sure it's straight

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