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 7: Cutting the wall frames
Cut all the wall-frame members to the lengths given in the plans.
The bottom and top plates all require rebates and notches to house the stud members. This can be achieved by making multiple saw cuts across the notch/rebate area with a circular saw with its blade set to the required depth. The notch/rebate area can then be cleaned out with a hammer and chisel.
Helpful references: https://www.buildeazy.com/workshop/tudor-shed-4.html and https://www.buildeazy.com/workshop/tudor-shed-6.html give a more in-depth explanation on cutting and notching wall-frames. However, those articles are specifically for a smaller shed, so use the idea but not the measurements. Refer to the plans in this documentation for the dimensions.
Part 7 video clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UILsFqS4JY Time: 1:36
Part 8: Assembling the wall frames
Once all the wall-frame members have been cut and notched/rebated, the frames can be made up on an even surface, such as a large floor, large deck area or concrete drive. Refer to the plans for placement.
Part 8 video clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xINwkfJT5ZM Time: 1:57
Part 9: Making the curved bracing
The curved bracing can be cut from pieces of 1 1/2" x 9 1/2" (240mm x 45mm) wood that are 48" (1200mm) long.
You will need eight altogether for each corner of the walls.
You will also need four more smaller curved pieces for the top of the front and rear frames, but they can be cut from the off-cuts.
Refer to the plans for the dimensions.
Ideally, use a band saw to cut the curves, however, there is another alternative as explained at https://www.buildeazy.com/workshop/tudor-shed-5.html
Note: The curved braces are only decorative. They are not a necessary part of the structure so they can be omitted.
Part 9 video clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoC5oAqUIMM Time: 1:38