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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 6: Making the side wall frames
Section 6.1 Cutting the side wall frame members

Cut the side wall frame members as described below.

Both the side walls are the same so you can cut the members for both at the same time.

Cut six studs at 56 1/2" (1410mm).

Rip two of the studs in half to make up the four end studs, which are half the width of the common studs.

Cut the four sidewall plates (a top and bottom plate for each side wall) at 79 5/8" (1990mm) long. But, before you cut them, double-check the required length of the plates, just in case the plywood you are using is a different thickness or you made the floor platform at a slightly different length to the plan.
Note: the exact lengths of the side wall plates should be the length of the floor platform PLUS two thickness of plywood, and all being according to plan, that should be 79 5/8" (1990mm) long.

Clamp the plates together, and mark out the notch and rebate positions as shown below.

positions for the notch cuts

The notches are to house the intermediate common studs, and the rebates are to house the end narrow studs.

Make multiple saw cuts across the notch and rebate areas, and then clean the notches/rebates with a chisel.

making up the side wall frames Section 6.2 Assembling the side wall frames

Lay the side wall frame members in position on a flat surface.

Nail the plates to the studs.

Add a row of blocking 40" (1000mm) up from the underside of the bottom plate to the underside of the blocking.

A Tip or Two!
There are 12 plan drawings you can refer to at anytime.
To see them go to page 2.
The page contents are listed at the bottom of every page but the Main Index page also lists every sub-section.
There is a help page on page 19, and a glossary of terms on page 20.
Check to see if the wall is completely square.

This can be done by measuring diagonally across the wall frame in one direction, and then by measuring the opposing diagonal.

If both measurements are the same, then the wall-frame is square.

If both measurements are not the same, then you will have to skew the frame a little until the diagonal measurements are the same.

Once the frame is square, add a temporary diagonal brace to keep it square until you fix the curved braces to each side.
To do this, lay the curved braces in position on top of the frame. Mark, cut, and fix them.

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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 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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