Rob’s Building a Shed Project
Here is Rob’s journey of building a shed for the first time.
First, before Rob started he asked himself these questions!
- How much space do I need?
- How much room do I have?
- How much money can I afford to spend?
Next, he found some plans close to what he wanted and modified them to match his needs. Here is a picture of the plans that Rob used.
Rob cleared the land area of bushes, etc. and marked the four corners and set some strings in place.
With the strings in place, he configured the location of the footers, walls, etc.
He poured the footers and got them level and plumb. Rob also covered the ground with gravel.
If adding electricity at a later date, run the conduit before you start building. That is what has been done in these two pictures below.
Materials as delivered. This is the large items. The smaller ones will be picked up as needed.
Here the cross floor joists have been added.
The basic floor joist has been covered with plastic and then with plywood.
The walls are starting to get built.
He built the end walls and set aside.
Standing the walls in place.
In the two pictures below, the front wall was added and he made sure everything was square.
Rob’s Building a Shed
The roof trusses have been installed in the three pictures below.
Rob started covering the walls with plywood sheathing in the two pictures below.
The roof is being covered with sheathing.
Install metal drip edge around perimeter.
The roof on this building a shed project is finished. Sunday night stopping point.
Rob’s Building A Shed
Rob is installed the siding by starting with the outside corners. Use aluminum nails which are designed for siding.
This is a picture of a small piece of siding against the wall (for demonstration purposes). It shows that the nails are NOT driven tight.
Be sure to keep the siding loose so that it can expand and contract with the change in weather. You should be able to slide a credit card between the siding and the wall.
Next, Rob installed the starter strips at the bottom to begin putting on the siding. Always start at the bottom and work your way up.
He Intalled the bottom row of siding. it hooks into the starter strip. Nail spacing as specified by the manufacturer. The ends slip into grooves of the outside corners.
Here he is adding another row of siding. Make sure to stagger the overlapping from one row to the next so the ends of the siding are not at the same point.
Another row of siding. It goes up quickly.
The siding is still going up.
Taking the siding all the way to the roof.
The doors and windows are next. Here Rob sealed the house wrap around the door with metallic tape. This keeps leak and drafts to a minimum.
Here he has installed the outside corner edges around the door.
Rob installed the window and sealed around the edges with sealing tape. This window is especially for vinyl siding and has the channel molded in.
Now to finish the siding on this side.
Here is the wood for one of the doors. He is going to have a double door and he using tongue and groove.
Next, glue the back bracing and secure with screws.
Here is the finished doors from the inside.
Here is the finished doors from the outside.
Building The Ramp For The Shed
Preparation of the ground in front of the ramp.
Basic framework around the ramp.
The basic framework with the filler rocks in place.
Here the support framework is in place.
The ramp deck boards are in place.
Here is a picture of the ramp from a distance.
Final Building a Shed Pictures
The final trim in front of the shed.
The final trim in the rear of the shed.
Fitting the final plastic lattice around the foundation of the shed.
Final front view of shed.
Final rear view of shed.
We hope we have helped you with your building a shed project.
Rob’s Shed Building Project
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