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Shed 277


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shed plan #277

Make sure the floor is level and square, this will save you many extras cuts later on, both on the walls and the roof. So take the time to double check the outside measurements. The cost of a wood floor and a concrete floor are about the same.


shed plan #277

Here the floor rim are pressure treated 4"x4" and the floor joists are put in place using joist hangers. The T&G plywood can be replace with standard plywood.


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shed plan #277

laughs, pick your location carefully. This was the only place we could put the building. Here Bob is sawing off about six feet of pine tree.


shed plan #277

I normally put up the ends walls, then the back wall and the front last. Make sure the walls are plumb and the building is still square at the top of the walls. Cut one wall stud and use that as a master for the rest. Then if that one is off a little, all the walls will still be the same height.


shed plan #277

The siding goes on next. No special order, I just do the full sheets first. I would suggest when you do the ends of any building with gables ends, that you cut 3/4" off the top of the siding that goes on the ends. Then when you fill in the gable ends with the siding, you will have an overlap on the top wall plate to nail it to.


shed plan #277
To get the siding straight and level, I normally tack a 1"x2" along the floor rim joist. Here the pillar was in the way so I just used a short piece of plywood.

shed plan #277
Make sure the wood you are going to set the siding on is level and will make the siding flush with the top of the top wall plate or 3/4" below the very top if it is on a gable end.
shed plan #277

Place your sheet of siding on your board and nail in place. Using this board will make it a lot easier if you are working by yourself.


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Here all the siding is in place.






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