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 1: Making the sledge
The sledge is the base that the shed sits on.
It is basically a couple of 4"x8" (200mm x 100mm) runners or skids that are separated by spacers to make a type of sledge.
The runners are 120" (3m) long. Each runner (skid) is made up of two 4"x4"s (100mm x100mm) bolted together.
Why two 4"x4"s (100mm x100mm) bolted together?
Because 4"x4"s (100mm x100mm) are cheaper and more readily obtainable than 4"x8"s (200mm x 100mm). However, if you can source the latter, all the better.
The overall width of the sledge should be 80" (2000mm).
Part 1 video clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHnaXvhi7pY Time: 2:08
Part 2: Siting the sledge
Before you site (position) the sledge, make sure the ground where the sledge will rest is level and firm.
Use a level or a water level to check the grade, and dig accordingly to level the ground directly beneath where the runners (skids) will sit.
For an article on 'how to make and use an inexpensive water level' go to www.buildeazy.com/fp_waterlevel.html.
Part 2 video clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abmZRWtw1yE Time: 1:14
Part 3: Cutting the joists
Altogether you will need eleven 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" (140mm x 45mm) joists that are 104" (2600mm) long.
The two end joists will need to have 1" (25mm) ripped off them, so in effect they become 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" (115mm x 45mm). The other nine need a rebate cut at each end.
Make the rebates 1" (25mm) deep and 4" (100mm) in from each end.
For a more detailed description on how to rebate the floor joists, go to www.buildeazy.com/workshop/tudor-shed-3.html, and although the description is for a smaller shed, the method is the same - only the measurements differ.
Part 3 video clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dn8ua53ag0w Time: 0:41