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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  you are on this page
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
13: Nailing and fastening information
14: Glossary of terms
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Materials List

NOTE: This plan-set gives no allowance for a window, but does include a window opening in the wall frame that will accommodate a window 1200mm (4ft) wide x 600mm (2ft) high. The window opening in the framework can be changed without too much ado to suit a window of a different size.

WOOD FOR SHED AND DOOR
AMOUNT SIZE/STOCK/DESCRIPTION FOR
2 at 3000mm (10ft) 100mm x 100mm (4" x 4") Treated lumber Skids
26 meters (86ft) 150mm x 50mm (2" x 6") Treated lumber Floor frame
195 meters (640ft) 100mm x 50mm (2" x 4") Framing lumber Wall/roof frame and purlins
1 at 3000mm (10ft) 200mm x 50mm (2" x 8") lumber Ridge beam
145 meters (475ft) 200mm x 25mm (1" x 8") board, exterior type Vertical boards (siding) and door
14 meters (46ft) 150mm x 25mm (1" x 6") board, exterior type Fascia and rake board
15 meters (50ft) 100mm x 25mm (1" x 4") stock, exterior type Exterior corners and door casing
145 meters (475 ft) 75mm x 25mm (1" x 3") batten, exterior type Vertical battens for walls and door
5 meters (16ft) 50m x 25mm (1" x 2") batten, exterior type Door stop
4 Sheets plywood 12mm x 1200mm x 2400mm ( 1/2" x 4 ft x 8 ft) Roof sheathing
3 Sheets exterior plywood 18mm x 1200mm x 2400mm ( 3/4" x 4 ft x 8 ft) Floor
ROOFING IRON
10 sq meters (108sq ft) Corrugated roofing iron Roof
3.1 meters (10'- 4") Ridge capping To cap the apex of the roof
6.8 meters (22.5ft) Rake flashing To cap the end gables of the roof
BUILDING WRAP
38 sq meters (410 sq ft) Building wrap / felt Envelop exterior frame
NAILS / SCREWS / FASTENERS / MISCELLANEOUS
AMOUNT LENGTH/TYPE FOR
6 kg (13 lb) 90mm (3 1/2") Galvanized nails Framing
3 kg (7 lb) 75mm (3") Galvanized nails Battens and trim
4.5 kg (3 1/2 lbs) 60mm (2 1/2") Galvanized nails Floor, sheathing, vertical boards
96 38mm (1 1/2") Galvanized flathead nails Hurricane ties
100 60mm (2 1/2") Roofing nails Corrugated roofing iron
150 45mm (1 3/4") wood screws (exterior) Door and hinges
12 RT1 Hurricane ties Securing rafters to top plate
3 150mm (6") T-Hinges Door
1 100mm (4") Slide bolt Door hardware
1 Latch set Door hardware