Tudor-Style Shed Project
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1: Introduction & Quantities
2: Quantities - continued
3: Making the sledge
4: The floor & Angle info
5: Making the wall frames
6: Cutting the wall panels
7: Cutting the roof rafters
8: Standing the walls/roof
9: Fixing the roof boards
10: Making the door/window
11: Fitting the door/window
12: Making the drip caps
13: Sub-floor plan
14: Floor plan
15: Stud lay-out plan
16: Front wall plan
17: Rear wall plan
18: Side wall plan
19: Front-wall cladding plan
20: Rear-wall cladding plan
21: Side elevation plan
22: Roof plan
23: Door & window plan
24: Help files
Part 22: Making and fitting the drip caps
A drip cap is a horizontal piece of wood that is fixed above the door and window to deflect water from running inside.
This shed requires two drip caps. One to go above the door, and one to go above the window.
Both drip caps can be shaped from a piece of 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" (90mm x 45mm) wood that is 40" (1000mm) long.
Make a pencil line down the length of a piece of 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" (90mm x 45mm) wood that is at least 40" (1000mm) long.
See the drawing below for the dimensions.
Set the angle of the blade on a circular saw (or bench saw) to 26.87 degrees off square.
Need help with angles? Go to www.buildeazy.com/workshop/tudor-shed-helpfile-1.html
Then rip (cut down lengthwise) along the pencil-line.
That will make two drip caps. One for above the window and one for above the door.
Now a bit of paint.
When the paint is dry, fix one above the door and one above the window, as low as possible so as not to get in the way of the door or window opening or closing.
Part 22 video clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqSdvdOHuhs Time: 0:41
Part 23: The finished shed
Heaps of room!
Part 23 video clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VvLbD096i4 Time: 0:36