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Old 05-15-2015, 08:29 PM   #1
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Goal, 10x12 shed with 8/12 roof pitch to match home. Want it done in 5 days.

I decided not to go with one of those shed kits because the seem junk, 2' centres on 1x3 studs and 2x6 joists... Last thing I want is it blowing over in one of our classic winter storms or collapsing after a heavy snow fall, I'm putting my stuff in it, don't want it wrecked! Plus my house looks great from the street and didn't want it junked up.

Day 1. I knew where it was going. Squared up the site, dug 4 footings, back filled with 2" of 3/4" gravel and 2" of crushed stone, then tamped and tamped some more. Set my 6x6 deck blocks (12"x12" foot print) and back filled. I did not want the deck blocks visible. I then set two triple 12' 2x8 beams length wise on my posts and hung my 2x8 floor joists. Used 3/4 TG plywood flooring glued and nailed down. The put up my walls.
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I then test fit 2 rafters I cut out before I built the walls. Time for dinner.

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Old 05-15-2015, 08:39 PM   #2
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Day two was tricky, I had to tweak my rafters, cut them, and install them. All solo. I decided to do a vaulted ceiling, that way I could build a great loft space that would really be useable. I used 2x4 for my rafters and have a 2x6 ridge beam. I used hurricane ties to help with strength. Also the siding/sheathing I was using was back ordered so I was working on a little wobbly structure (it was braced like mad but still wobbled more then I was comfortable with at some points).

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Old 05-15-2015, 08:44 PM   #3
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Day 3 I did the shingles and facia. That was my rest day. My shed build-image.jpg8_zpsdvqoxuwg.jpg
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Day 4 was spent back framing the gables, building the loft, and installing some siding. The siding I used us LP smartside, it's 3/8 osb and comes primed. Because it's 3/8 only I chose to nail and glue it on.

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I also adjusted my wall height so that it was 8' from the bottom of my floor structure to half way up my top planet of my walls. My walls are double top plated. This way my siding/sheathing covered all my floor structure. Can't see the beams supporting the joists, also keeps them out of the weather.
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Old 05-15-2015, 09:00 PM   #6
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Day 5 was spent installing my siding, trim, and paint. I should have painted before my trim work but didn't want to wait for drying time. I had a 5 day deadline to meet. I also built a door and installed a 24"x36" window. Project finished.
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The color, roof pitch, and shingles match my home perfectly. Pretty nice shed if I say so.

To be honest I built the ramp and put the rock under the shed on day 6.... Pretty close to a 5 day project!
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Handsom looking shed---------The restrictions on height and lot setbacks make building a good looking shed a real challenge around here.
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Ya, the bylaws in my town are no more than 12' high and 1'11" off the property line. I'm sitting just under 12 feet and am 2 feet off the line...
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Here the set back is 6 feet--and height restrictd to 10 feet if within 15 feet of the property line. (I think?) Been a while since I put up a shed in this town.
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One thing that I like to do is build all of the walls in the center of the floor, one on top of each other then lift them in place with the siding already on. Takes some planning and thinking but the job goes a lot faster and in the end it is a lot easier.
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I couldn't work with you. You don't take any breaks and stay on schedule.

Speaking of fitting rafters. In my later years I found up and down a ladder on buildings that size wasn't necessary with plumb walls.

With temporary blocking between studs across the span at about waist height, the ridge pole/board marked out on the floor with a pencil and a plumb bob they can be fit with your feet on the floor.
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That's a great tip. I did fall once and caught myself with my right arm on a rafter, almost in my armpit. It's just starting to go away, but since then when I grip and pull anything my thumb to armpit would feel like lightning... It even hurt pulling the blankets up at night.
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Very nice shed, love these type of projects

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