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How to build a 2100mm x 2400mm (7ft x 8 ft)
Board-and-batten Shed

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Below is a shopping list for the 2100mm x 2400mm (7ft x 8 ft) board-and-batten shed followed by a glossary (explanation of some of the words and terms used within this project).

Shopping List
Note: Most of the lumber quantities in the shopping list below are given in total lineal (running) amounts. Individual part lengths are given in the Parts List.

Nails / Screws / Fasteners / Miscellaneous
Amount Length/ Type For
500gms (1 lb) 38mm (1 1/2") Flathead galvanized nails Ridge flashing and hurricane ties.
500gms (1 lb) 50mm (2") Galvanized nails Roof sheathing
1.5kg (3 1/2 lbs) 60mm (2 1/2") Galvanized nails Vertical boards
1.5kg (3 1/2 lbs) 75mm (3") Galvanized nails Battens and trims
6kg (13lbs) 90mm (3 1/2") Galvanized nails Roof boards, and all framing
175 38mm (1 1/2") wood screws (exterior) Door, hinges, door stop.
7 30mm (1 1/4') wide x 300mm (12") long galvanized metal strap ties Tie raking top plates and rafters together.
10 150mm (6") Hurricane ties Securing rafters to top plate.
1 piece 2400 (8ft) 100x100 (4x4) galvanized L shaped metal flashing Ridge flashing.
6 150mm (6") T-Hinges Doors
2 100mm (4") Slide bolts Door hardware
1 Latch set Door hardware
Building wrap
22 sq meters (230 sq ft) Building wrap / Builders felt
Total wood
Amount Size / Stock For
2 pieces 2400mm (96") 100x100 (4x4) Treated lumber Skids
23 meters (75ft) 100x50 (2x4) Treated lumber Floor frame
100 meters (330ft) 100x50 (2x4) Framing lumber Wall and roof framing
90 meters (295ft) 250x25 (1x10) boards suitable for exterior use siding and roof boards
50 meters (164 ft) 75x25 (1x3) battens suitable for exterior use Siding vertical battens
7 meters (23ft) 50x25 (1x2) battens suitable for exterior use Door stop and astragal
28 meters (92ft) 100x25 (1x4) stock suitable for exterior use Exterior corners, around door opening, Rake cap and door braces
4 pieces 1800mm (72") 150x25 (1x6) stock suitable for exterior use Rake boards (gable fascia)
10 pieces 2250mm (90") 150x25 (1x6) tongue and groove suitable for exterior use Door slats
3 Sheets 12mm x 1200 x 2400 ( 1/2" x 4 ft x 8 ft) plywood suitable for exterior use Roof sheathing
2 Sheets 18mm x 1200 x 2400 ( 3/4" x 4 ft x 8 ft) plywood suitable for exterior use Floor

Glossary
Meaning of words/terms used within this project.

Actual Size: The finished (dressed) size as opposed to the nominal size of a piece of wood.

Astragal: A vertical molding attached to one door of a pair (at their meeting edges) thus sealing them when shut. The astragal closes the clearance gap.

Batten: Narrow board used to cover cladding joins.

Board: A piece of sawn, or dressed lumber of greater width than thickness. Usually 19mm (3/4") to 38mm (1 1/2") thick and 75mm (3") or more wide.

Bottom Plate: The bottom horizontal framing member of the wall.

Blocking: A short piece of lumber (block of wood) set between two studs, joists, rafters or purlins to keep them rigid.

Brace Blocking: A short piece of lumber (block of wood) set between two studs on an angle forming part of a wall frame brace.

Building wrap: A building paper that envelops the exterior walls or roof frame prior to the cladding being fixed. Reduces air movement and helps avoid the risk of water ingress.

Cladding: The exterior surface of a building.

Collar tie: A horizontal member fixed to two opposing rafters to reduce sagging or spreading.

Dimensions: Any of the three linear measurements, length, breadth and depth.

Door stop: A strip of wood or a small batten that is attached to the door jambs on both sides and on top of the door thus stopping or limiting draught and/or rain.

Dressed: surfaced; planed; smooth; even surface; gauged.

End joist: A member fastened to the end of the floor joists. The end joist is the board that the rest of the joists are nailed to. Also called rim joist and boundary joist.

Fascia: Exterior horizontal visible flat front trim board that caps the rafter tail ends.

Flashing: Any piece of material, usually metal or plastic, installed to prevent water from penetrating the structure.

Flush: Being even with.

Gable: The roof ends and walls that form an inverted "V".

Header: A beam placed perpendicular to wall studs above doors, windows or other openings, to carry the weight of structural loads. Also called lintel.

Joist: One of a series of parallel members used to support the floor. Part of the framing that provides the structure for a floor.

Lumber: Any of the framing wood.

Member: Piece of lumber that is part of a frame or structure.

mm: Abbreviation for millimeter which is a metric unit of length equal to one thousandth of a meter. 25.4 mm equals one inch.

Nominal Size: The rough-sawn size of a piece of lumber. Before the lumber is surfaced, planed or dressed. The nominal size is usually greater than the actual dimension. e.g. 100x50 (2 x 4) actually equals 90x45 (1 1/2" x 3 1/2").

Parallel: Being of equal distance from each other at all points.

Plumb: Vertical; Upright.

Plywood: A piece of wood made of three or more layers of wood veneer laminated together with glue.

Rafter: Structural member of a roof that supports the roof load and runs from the ridge to the top of the side walls.

Rake Board: Exterior visible flat trim board that follows the rake of the roof. Also called barge board or gable fascia.

Rake cap: A piece of board that caps the top of the rake board and the ends of the roof boards.

Raking: Running parallel with the slope of the roof at the gable.

Raking header: A header running parallel with the slope of the roof at the gable.

Raking top plate: A top plate running parallel with the slope of the roof at the gable.

Rectangle: Four-sided figure with four right angles.

Ridge: The horizontal line at the top of opposing sloping sides of a roof running parallel with the building length.

Ridge flashing: Flashing that covers or caps the ridge of a roof.

Sheathing: A protective covering of boards or plywood applied to the studs or rafters of a building to strengthen it and serve as a foundation for a weatherproof exterior.

Siding: The outer covering of a building meant to shed water and protect from the effects of weather.

Skid: A solid piece of lumber that fits under a building in place of a footings or foundation making the building able to be moved.

Stop: Door stop. A strip of wood or a small batten that is attached to the door jambs on both sides and on top of the door thus stopping or limiting draught and/or rain.

Toenail: Join two pieces of wood by driving nails at an angle to the surface of one piece and into the second piece.
A nail driven at an angle to fasten one member to another.

Top plate: The top horizontal framing member of the wall.

Trim: The finish materials in a building, such as narrow boards applied around openings (window trim, door trim) and vertical corner battens.

Trimmer: Vertical framing member that is cut to fit between the bottom plate and the header.

Vertical: Plumb, upright.

Wrap: A cover or protection such as a building paper that envelops the exterior walls or roof frame prior to the cladding being fixed. Reduces air movement and helps avoid the risk of water ingress.

CONTENTS
bulletPage 1:   Introduction - Parts List
bulletPage 2:   Plans, Layout
bulletPage 3:   Plans, Front and Roof
bulletPage 4:   Plans, Rear and sides
bulletPage 5:   Plans, Identifying the Members
bulletPage 6:   Instructions
bulletPage 7:   Instructions continued
bulletPage 8:   The Door
bulletPage 9:   Nailing and Fastening Information
bulletPage 10:   Shopping List and Glossary




   
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