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Old 06-25-2012, 11:30 AM   #1
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I'm trying to build a shed with a porch... found out this morning the porch is part of the overall floor and I am limited to 160 sq feet... anyway... Is a 4 foot wide porch wide enough??? If i want it wider, I may have to shorten the shed part, already that is 8 feet wide... any thoughts

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Old 06-25-2012, 11:47 AM   #2
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I'm trying to build a shed with a porch
any thoughts
Time for a fresh piece of paper and a sharp pencil.
Draw what YOU want... then build that.

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Why the porch?
Never once have I ever seen a shed or garage that had to much room.
Use the footage to make the shed bigger, you will not regret it.
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Depends on what you want to use the shed and its porch for.
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What if you made the porch dis-connected? And/Or add the porch a bit later?
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My guess is the 160sf is the min. before a permit is required. anything bigger and a trip to city hall is in order
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My guess is the 160sf is the min. before a permit is required. anything bigger and a trip to city hall is in order
Good catch.
OP: build your 8x20' shed.
At some point in the future build a freestanding deck nearby to sip your beer on.

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