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Garden Shed Project
a tudor style garden shed
woodworking projects from the do-it-yourself carpentery workshop

How to build an
8x7 Tudor-Style Garden Shed
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Page 11: Putting the floor in place
Section 11.1 positioning the sub-floor putting the shed floor in place

Determine the position of the shed and then prepare the ground for the sub-floor.

Make sure the ground where the floor bearers will sit is level and firm.

Use a level or a water level to ensure the sub-floor is level.

Also ensure the rest of the grade under the floor is lower than the underside of the floor joists.

Lift the sub-floor in place.

If the shed is in a sheltered or low wind zone, then no more action is required - continue laying the floor.

Section 11.2 Anchoring the sub-floor

If you are concerned about strong winds and want the shed anchored to the ground, now is the time to do it.

If need be, dig four fence post type holes, one near each end of both bearers. Place 4" x 4" (100mm x 100mm) posts into each of the holes and bolt them to the bearers.
Fill the holes up with concrete.

Of course, once you have done that, you will also have to secure the shed from the floor to the roof, otherwise the posts you just concreted in will be useless.

One way to do that is to use metal galvanized strap, hurricane ties, or other fasteners, to tie the bearer to the floor joists, and fasteners to tie the floor joists to the bottom plates, and also fasteners (metal strap, hurricane ties etc) to fix the top plates to the roof rafters.

Section 11.3 Fixing the floor to the sub-floor

You can now fix (nail or screw) the floor panels to the floor joists.
Nail the floor sheets to the sub-floor members with 2 1/2" (60mm) galvanized flathead nails (or 2" (50mm) wood screws) spaced every 6" (150mm) around the perimeter and along the join, and spaced every 8" (1200mm) along the intermediate joists.

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bullet Page 1: Introduction, Informative Stuff
bullet Page 2: Plan Drawings and Material List
bullet Page 3: Making the floor
bullet Page 4: Making the front and rear wall frames
bullet Page 5: Making the curved bracing members
bullet Page 6: Making the side wall frames
bullet Page 7: Making the plywood wall panels
bullet Page 8: Cutting and preparing the roof frame
bullet Page 9: Painting the wall frames and panels
bullet Page 10: Fixing the wall panels to the frames
bullet_arrow Page 11: Positioning the floor
bullet Page 12: Standing the walls
bullet Page 13: Assembling the roof frame
bullet Page 14: Fixing the roof cover
bullet Page 15: Making the door
bullet Page 16: Making the window
bullet Page 17: Hanging the door and window
bullet Page 18: Fitting the drip caps
bullet Page 19: Help
bullet Page 20: Glossary
bullet Page 21: User Comments/Photos
bullet Page 22: Main Index


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