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Old 02-11-2010, 08:02 AM   #1
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Hi again.

I've been trying to price material to build this shed here and with school and baby things just get lost in the shuffle.

I was dead set on doing it with steel to get a feel for how it works but I want to elevate the shed and be able to put a rider mower in it. So I don't know how the floor joisting would work with the joist and channel taking that kind of force when the mower is driven in.

So my question is which is the more cost effective way to go, wood or steel?
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Ayuh,... I prefer a concrete slab,+ a Steel building...
1 I've built is a Steel building on a stone pad... Only because it's over/ atop the sewer line...
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Steel buildings used as sheds would probably be sat on a concrete pad or a wood platform. These structures don't generally have steel joists for support.
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Thanks that's what I was thinking.

I will go with the standard wood shed then and then steel garage on slab.
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when you figure out the cost of materials, can you let me know? I'm planning the same shed in the spring.

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will do, I got plans for a 16x20 from http://www.theshedplans.com/ $15 and they give you a great mat list and detailed plans how to build.
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