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Old 05-20-2013, 09:30 PM   #31
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This is going to be one nice shed. I thought it was smaller until I saw the ladder in there, and the picture of you? standing up on the roof.

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Old 06-03-2013, 10:39 PM   #32
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It's been awhile since I had an update. The problem is that we had a lot of rain and there
have been family commitments to do.

I installed 15lb tar paper on the sides of the shed.



My wife assisted me with it by holding the paper but it was difficult for her to keep it
straight. In retrospect, I should have snapped a chalk line on the plywood so it would have
been easier to see if the paper was going off line. Then I would also be able to use the
lines on the paper to help me keep the siding straight. Instead, I'm going to have to snap
new chalk lines. Live and learn.

When the shed project is done, I will put a lot of gravel around the foundation to prevent
rain kicking up dirt/mud on the siding as you can see from this picture:



Another option would be to plant some sort of shade loving ground cover. Still thinking
about which option to choose.

I also constructed rake rafters:



And made the transom window which will go above the door:



I just need to get the glass for it. Cutting the rabbets on the
cross pieces using a single blade table saw was a pain since I did
not have a dado blade. I think it would have been easier if I had used
my router table.

For the gable ends, I have been thinking over and over on how I want to do the trim. I decided
that the corner boards and the rake trim would be over the siding. That is, I would not butt
the siding up to the trim but rather have it go under the trim.

So for the rake rafters, I used a 3 1/2" spacer piece of wood as you can see by this picture:



Then I would install the 5" piece of PVC trim. Problem was that I didn't have enough 1x6 PVC
and didn't want to make another trip to the lumber yard. So I installed a 1 1/2" piece of cedar
and then the 3 1/2" PVC as you can see by this picture:



The next step is to install the rake rafter on top of this trim and then 2 more piece of PVC on
top of the rake rafters to build it out.

That's all for now..
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:01 PM   #33
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Weekends continue to be very busy so it has been hard to find time
to work on my project. Plus this month being the wettest June in years
does not help. I don't see much progress getting made for awhile since
I will continue to be busy for a few more weeks. Still, I was able to make
a little progress during the week when it wasn't raining. It's hard to
work for an hour when it takes a while to get your tools/equipment out
and get set up.

Here's a shot of the back of rake rafter trim completed:



I was able to attach the rake rafters using liquid nails (glue)
and 3 1/2" nails:



I still need to attach a couple of bolts to securely attach
the rafter. The problem was that the spade bit wasn't long
enough to drill through the wood. I have to get a longer
bit.

I also created the transom window for above the shed door:



I bought 2 pieces of 1/4" glass from a local glass shop for
about $30. I used a silicon adhesive caulk to glue the
glass to the frame.

Then I temporarily installed the window above the door.



I might need to move it slightly once the door and
door trim is installed. Looks good.

I noticed the plywood for the gable ends were slightly separated by
1/4" or so. To pull the two pieces of plywood in alignment, I used
a small 1x3 piece of wood and screws.



I also made the window sills from 5/4" x 6" piece of PVC. It wasn't
easy to make the bevel edge with my contractor saw. I had to do a lot
of sanding to get the saw marks out.



Tomorrow, I'm having a local sand/gravel company deliver a yard of gravel.
I will spread this around the shed perimeter to prevent the rain fall from
kicking up dirt/mud on the siding.

Hopefully this weekend, I will be able to do some work on trimming out the
soffit and the rake rafters.
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Old 06-16-2013, 05:16 PM   #34
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Happy Father's Day to all of the Dads in the forum. My dear wife gave me a
thoughtful present...home alone with the kids for the weekend while she went
away for the weekend. Ha ha.

So I couldn't get much done but I was able to get some work in today. The
first thing I did was to put up a 2x3 along the side to start making the
soffit. Then I attached short 2x4 pieces to the rafter tails and the 2x3
rail as you can see by this picture.



I also installed a few corner boards. These are 1x4 attached to a 1x5 PVC trim.
They sit on top of an interior corner board made up of 1x3. The idea is that
when it comes time to install the cedard siding, it will tuck under the
corner boards instead of butting up against it.



Part of my problem up until now was figuring out exactly how to do the soffit
and what to do with the rake extension trim. In other words, how will it
all tie together. I decided that the soffit will be a separate detail
from the rake trim. It's kind of hard to explain but I will show pictures
later when I start putting it together.

First thing I needed to do was to pad out with some scrap pieces of plywood
& roof shingles so that the end of the soffit trim will have a flat piece
to butt against.



I started working on the soffit vent. It's a 1x4 piece of PVC trim that
is spaced away from the siding by 1/2". The idea is the the last row of
cedar siding will tuck behind it. If it's a small gap, I'll just caulk
it. Otherwise, I'll use a small piece of trim.

Next to the 1x4 is the trim vent. This will provide the ventilation
into the soffit. They come in 8' pieces that go for about $4 at
the local lumber yard. I think it will look nice having a continuous
soffit vent.



Here's the end of the soffit vent.



On the other side of the soffit vent, I'll have a 1x5 ripped down to 4".
I didn't have any and will need to go back to the lumber yard to get
more trim. So that's all for today.

I am eager to get the soffit complete and then do the rest of the rake
trim. Once those two things are done, I can start the roofing work.
It would be nice to not have the tarps on the shed anymore.
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Old 06-17-2013, 07:15 AM   #35
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Nice progress.
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It has been slow progress because my weekends have been busy with family activities and vacation. I was able to finish the soffit on the other side of the shed last weekend. With the soffits complete, I started shingling the roof as you can see here:



As you can see from the above picture, I got the window trim and windows installed.
I also did a little bit of siding in the front:



My goal this weekend is to finish shingling the roof. It was slow going the first couple of rows but I now have a good rhythm going where I do 4 courses at a time. That is, work in one area and do 4 rows before moving over and continuing the 4 rows. I have used the standard 3 tab shingles before so this is my first time with architectural shingles which have a slightly different installation method. So far, it's looking good.
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Nice job...like the window trim.
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Very nice project..!!
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great looking shed, almost too nice to call a shed.
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$&#^# I had a lot typed up in this window and lost it when the website wanted me to login. I need to remember to type it up in a separate document and then paste it into the window to prevent my work from getting lost.

Anyway, I finished up the one side over the weekend as you can see here:


For the other side, I installed the drip edges, and tar paper. I'll resume shingling the other side this weekend as it was too hot and humid for me to put much time into the project.
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Looks great man. Nice rook pitch
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Old 08-11-2013, 11:43 PM   #42
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It's been awhile since I posted. Have been too busy enjoying the summer.
Finished the roof a few weeks ago and have now started the siding.



So I installed the next course of siding noticed that I goofed
so that I'm not able to put the next course of siding so
that the bottom lines up with the bottom trim of the window.

At first, my thought was that it was just a shed and to live
with it. I started by cutting a piece of siding to fit as you
can see here:



Notice how skinny the piece is? I then had a change of mind and
decided to do it the right way. I removed the 3 courses of siding
and then rehung them but with a 1/4" added to the exposure so
that they line up directly with the window trim.

As you can see, I'm almost done with one side for the siding:



Here is a picture of the jigs I made to help me with
the siding installation. The one on the bottom helped me
put the siding up with the right exposure. The other
one is a simple guide block to help me be consistent with
the nailing pattern.



That's all for now.

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Slowly chipping away at the siding. I have about 1/3 remaining to do. The back side with the window and a
little less than half of the back gable end. Here's a picture of the front side:



A picture of the back gable end:



A picture of the completed front side:



I really like how I furred out the corner boards. It makes the siding installation a lot easier and it still
looks great.

Hope to get more of the back gable end done later today.
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Made some more progress this weekend. Finished the other side and also the bottom half of the back side. Just need to do the upper gable end and then I'm done with the siding.




After the siding is done, then I still have to do the following:

- build set of double doors
- build ramp to door
- finish installing a few pieces of missing trim in the soffit area
- dig around and remove stump near back right corner of shed
- get some more gravel and spread it around the shed
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I finished all of the siding last weekend and started making the double doors.
Today, I finished the doors and have installed them.



The latch is between the two handles. Not ideal but who cares, it's a shed. Tomorrow, I'll see if I can finish up the trim. I will probably wait until spring to build the ramp and to dig a trench for the electrical line. Ditto for painting the shed.

This will be the last update from me until Spring 2014. I will start another thread to document the basement remodeling project that I will start soon.

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