Ok... this is kind of a long post as we are trying to play catch up...
With all of our plants out of the way and the dirt somewhat leveled out, we mapped out the area in which the garden shed would sit. Anything under 200 sq. ft. does not require a building permit so we designed the shed to be 18' x 11' which comes in just under 200 sq. ft.
The shed is pretty much being made from the old shed we tore down so we could build the office. With the exception of six 16 foot long 2x6's that we had to buy for additional roof joists. So all but those, nails and some door hardware and this is pretty much a free structure for us. Oh did I mention John and I are the only two building it? With the help of our amazing team from Mauka Builders last summer on the office construction (we still owe you images of that finished project... soon we promise), we learned a lot more than we already had already stored in our construction data base... that and the aide of some internet videos.
We have already erected 2 walls as of yesterday and hope to have all 4 up tomorrow as well as the roof joists by Sunday, but we have other yard chores that need to take priority.
Here are a few illustrations we did on the computer to design the shed followed by some step by step images. It will be painted to match the office and house... orange doors and all.
|Next we gathered all of the used 2x6 scraps we were going to use for the floor joists and roughly placed them into position - 16" on center (top image). John then began marking and cutting while I nailed them into place.|
|By the end of the day we had all the floor joists in place and blocked. The blocks are the short boards placed between the joists to add stability.|
|The next day we started cutting and placing the floor. At first we were going to square each board off as they were all mitered from being used in a previous decking setup, but decided we could just use them as is.|
|TAH-DAH!!! A little stage!|