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Old 04-09-2012, 11:55 PM   #1
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Renovating my basement the a friends. No storage rental available. Will probably be at one place for 6months to a year, then moved, then maybe dismantled or sold.

I need a temporary mouse proof, weather-tight storage facility.
So thinking of building a knock down shed. 14' by 24'

2x4 walls 7' high, 2' OC studs, 12' long sections, 2 sections long, 2 14' sections for ends. Bolt through on double studs.

Floor 2x4 16" OC 14' by 8' sections.

Roof ???

Thanks for any ideas?

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Old 04-10-2012, 01:10 AM   #2
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For the roof maybe 8x12 panels with no sheeting, 1x4 strapping and covered in metal? 2 sections you join together.

Had thought of one of those tarp garages and building a floor under it. But it doesn't seem solid enough or mouse proof enough

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your first message is a bit cryptic but from what I am to gather you need to build a storage facility to house stuff from your basement. First off do you realy need something that big? 14 x 24 is a realy big 1 car garage. That would house a lot of stuff. Looking at what you want to build why 7' tall walls. go with standard dimensions and go with 8' tall. Get a quote for all of the material from a local building supply and see what the cost is. It may be better to just rent a storage locker at a U-Store-It place. also to build something that large you may need a permit (not a big deal) and follow certain codes which can raise the cost even if it is a temporary storage unit. Another option may be Pods. They are a storage solution company that will drop off a storage container right on you property for you to use
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Just another idea, buy or rent a shipping container, around here there $800 to buy and $100 a month to rent
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Or, as I think maybe it was Joe who recently mentioned to someone else, an enclosed trailer. I put side rails in mine, which also accept pockets for 2x4's, so I can double stack a lot of stuff in the front, and still have ample space in the back to set up a pair of horses, flop some lumber or plywood on them, and go to work. It seems to be more mouse proof than my shop, and, if I understand your situation, it's easily relocated. There is also a market for well maintained used ones, so it goes bye bye when you're done with it.
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I think I remember you saying once you lived in the GTA. These are available here

http://community.pods.com/?dp=877-770-PODS (7637)
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No rental facilities.
Shipping container is 5-6 grand in my yard
14 by 24 would allow access to stuff, maybe could go a little smaller
Live in Northern BC Canada.
A 8X20-24 trailer may be big enough, but cost more.

This will be used at 2 different locations, Mine first, then a friends.
So I thought flat packing on a trailer and moving it would be cheaper then getting in a mover, can't move it on my own as rules here are very tight.
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Perhaps the tarp type bulding/garage things with a wood floor under it is the most cost effective.
Could put in mouse trap/poison.

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Had another thought.
Build one piece wall/roof trusses, kinda like a gambrel roof on the ground.
Space them 2' apart, cover with horizontal metal, screwed in to the studs/rafters.
X brace inside.
To take apart unscrew metal and X braces.
Think 12 by 20 would be big enough
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That's a BIG shed. Have you priced out storage units in your area? I got a surprisingly good deal on one for the year I needed it.
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VERY difficult to achieve.

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Renting a unit would be nice but there are none in my area.
Yes I would like Mouse proof but I guess I could use mouse traps.
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I think I remember you saying once you lived in the GTA. These are available here

http://community.pods.com/?dp=877-770-PODS (7637)
Wow I just priced one of those and they are cheap,a 16 footer was only a $100 and change,I would think long and hard about building -VS- renting one of these.
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Gonna bold this because I have said it a few times. Using caps for highlight not yelling.

THE NEAREST RENTAL PLACE IS OVER AN HOUR AWAY, AND THIS IS GOING TO BE USED FOR ABOUT 2 YEARS ON 2 DIFFERENT PLACES THEN SOLD.

Pods are not available here
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If you could get away with smaller, I'd say get a pre-made plastic one. ....or maybe 2 of them? Then sell them on CL or similar ad when done.

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