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Storage Shed Project

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How to build an 8'x10' Storage Shed

Author: Les Kenny
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Page Contents
1: Introduction - disclaimer
2: About the measurements
3: Materials list
4: Plans - floor, roof and stud layout
5: Plans - front elevation and roof section
6: The floor and wall frames
7: Standing the frames and the roof beam
8:   The roof frame and the sheathing
9:   The roof trim and roof cover
10: The vertical boards and battens
11: Making the door
12: Installing the door  you are on this page
13: Nailing and fastening information
14: Glossary of terms
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Door Installation shed door installed in opening

Add the hinges to the horizontal rails on the door and then 'hang' the door in place by fastening the loose ends of the hinges to the casing (trim) surrounding the door opening.
Fixing the hinges to the casing allows the door to open 180°

Adding the door stop

Fix 50mm x 25mm (1" x 2") wood (door stop) to the jamb around the inside perimeter (sides and top) of the door to cover the gap between the door edge and the jamb.
Do not fix the door stop tight against the door on the hinged side. A little bit of play is needed to ensure the edge of the door does not bind against the door stop when the door is being opened or closed. See fig.2 and fig.3.

Adding a drip cap

A drip cap is a horizontal piece of molding that is fixed above the door to deflect any water from running inside.
This can be shaped from 75mm x 25mm (1" x 3") stock and fixed to the casing directly above the door. See fig.3 and fig.4.

Done! Install a Window and you're done! finished storage shed

Final note. Wind: It is presumed that this shed will be tucked away in a sheltered part of the back yard without any real concern about the wind, and because it is a heavy and solid structure, it is highly unlikely that it is going to blow away under normal conditions. However..... If the shed is situated in a windy area and there are concerns, then additional securing measures should be taken. The shed will need to be fastened against uplift.
1.) Concrete a pile or post into the ground under each corner of the shed and fasten to the bottom plate with a metal strap or similar type of fastener.
2.) At each corner fasten the bottom plate to the stud with a metal strap or similar type of fastener.
3.) At each corner fasten the stud to the top plate with a metal strap or similar type of fastener.