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Old 11-27-2011, 10:54 AM   #1
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As we approach winter, I really need to get some stuff picked up, sorted and under cover (besides frikkin' blue tarps!!!!)



But how do you decide what to build and where it's going to live without being an eyesore.


So the first task was to choose the spot.



I start with a cornerstone and run everything off that point



...and lay it out with some blocks and tape so I could visualize it.
I decided 12' x 16' would be a decent start



Cut down a few saplings that were in the way and made a seat to take a break on.....



Pulled the stumps



The inspector showed up just in time and gave her input and approval.



...so I set up my high-tech transit



and set my outside rims



When I was happy with those, I finished the perimeter



That's all for today.....I'll be back in the morning

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Old 11-27-2011, 11:09 AM   #2
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So today I'm going to run all the joists and sheath the deck

When I'm working alone and need to set the joists, I clamp a cleat on the other end to hold the joist temporarily in place.



I decided to run my framing at 19.314579 " on center



All the joists in and secured



Ran the 3/4" T&G sheathing...and screwed her down



It went good and we now have a platform to work from



So while I was uncovering scraps from under the tarps, I decided to make me some steps



That's enough for today

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great illustrations. So, you are allowed to just sit the concrete piers on dirt like that? I was under the impression they had to sit on a more solid surface, like sonotube filled with concrete and rock.
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He's got a 'thing' going with the inspector.
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Looking good! Looks like ma nature is tolerant of you waiting until this late in the year, and is giving you some great late-season weather to work in!
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great illustrations. So, you are allowed to just sit the concrete piers on dirt like that? I was under the impression they had to sit on a more solid surface, like sonotube filled with concrete and rock.
Undisturbed soil is your friend........
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He's got a 'thing' going with the inspector.
What??...I pay my fees.....
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No joist hangers? Floor joists nailed to the rims?

Rims nailed to posts? No additional support.
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So with the platform built, it's time to frame some walls.
I'll use 2x4x8' with shoe and double top plate to give 100-1/2" ceiling height.
....plus I don't have to cut any of them

So it's off to the lumber yard





I built my walls on the deck and raised them in manageable sections (8')..
and braced them plumb and square with clamps and a GRK screw.





Things went really fast at this point and before I knew it, I had all the walls up but no progress pics.



So I braced everything off so I could start my sheathing

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So off to the lumber yard to get some boards.



Boards???? no plywood??...osb??? ...waferboard???...particle board??????
Nope......Boards...... good old fashioned 1x12 D3S...7/8" x 12" nominal.
A new business came to town and was offering 1x12 at 30/lf !!!!


...and I got a new hat!!!!!

So I started out by running a 3" horizontal strip to set the diagonal sheathing on top of.
This gave me a straight and level course to work off and protected the end-grain of the cuts.







I decided to stop sheathing at this point because I want to have the roof rafters on and the gables framed so I can tie in the sheathing to the gable ends.

So I'm off to the Lumber Yard again to get my 2x6x10' rafters and ceiling joists.



I ran the ceiling joists so I can tie the two wall together before I set my rafters

[IMG]http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w17/006546713/Shed/*****entheroof002.jpg[/IMG]

I used a couple of clamps to pull the walls in straight before I fasten the ceiling joists

[IMG]http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w17/006546713/Shed/*****
entheroof001.jpg[/IMG]

I lay out my gable wall on the floor
and I make a template....



So while I'm cutting my rafters, I have to keep picking my saw up and putting down somewhere.....
Then I remembered an old trick...
Drive a nail or screw into the end of your sawhorse and leave about 3/4" sticking out.

[IMG]http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w17/006546713/Shed/*****entheroof004.jpg[/IMG]

Now you have a place to hang your saw within easy reach and your not setting it on the wet ground or on top of the lumber you're constantly moving around....

[IMG]http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w17/006546713/Shed/*****entheroof005.jpg[/IMG]

I get all the rafters cut and staged in place for installation.



I'm gonna get busy again without the ability to take pics
So I got 1/2 of the ridge pole up and a few rafters on.....



I'm done for today.........

Think I'll take a break on my benchseat



and enjoy the end of the day........

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So off to the lumber yard to get some boards.



Boards???? no plywood??...osb??? ...waferboard???...particle board??????
Nope......Boards...... good old fashioned 1x12 D3S...7/8" x 12" nominal.
A new business came to town and was offering 1x12 at 30/lf !!!!

...and I got a new hat!!!!!

So I started out by running a 3" horizontal strip to set the diagonal sheathing on top of.
This gave me a straight and level course to work off and protected the end-grain of the cuts.







I decided to stop sheathing at this point because I want to have the roof rafters on and the gables framed so I can tie in the sheathing to the gable ends.

So I'm off to the Lumber Yard again to get my 2x6x10' rafters and ceiling joists.

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I ran the ceiling joists so I can tie the two wall together before I set my rafters



I used a couple of clamps to pull the walls in straight before I fasten the ceiling joists



I lay out my gable wall on the floor
and I make a template....



So while I'm cutting my rafters, I have to keep picking my saw up and putting it down somewhere.....
Then I remembered an old trick...
Drive a nail or screw into the end of your sawhorse and leave about 3/4" sticking out.



Now you have a place to hang your saw within easy reach and your not setting it on the wet ground or on top of the lumber you're constantly moving around....



I get all the rafters cut and staged in place for installation.



I'm gonna get busy again without the ability to take pics
So I got 1/2 of the ridge pole up and a few rafters on.....





I'm done for today.........

Think I'll take a break on my benchseat



and enjoy the end of the day........

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No joist hangers? Floor joists nailed to the rims?

Rims nailed to posts? No additional support.
yep............old school....it's a shed........

...there are no nails connecting the floor joists to the rim.
They are all 6" structural GRK's



.....it's interesting nobody has picked up on the joist spacing at 19.314579" o.c.
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Are those just 2 X 6 floor joist?
No center supports, just outside piers, no hangers, rim joist attached to the outsides of the 4 X 4's not notched out and through bolted.
You lost at least 2 days by using those boards instead of reguler sheathing, way to many windows you lost all the wall storage space, 2 X 4 headers, using those pier blocks instead of setting 6 X 6's in concrete, floor joist not spaced at 16" on center. Why the odd ball joist spacing? Is this a metric lumber shed?
Sorry not impressed.

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