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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 7: Making the plywood wall panels
Section 7.1 Marking the plywood wall panels

mark the plywood sheets for cutting Although all the dimensions and measurements are given in the plan drawings for each and every plywood wall panel, it is probably best to mark the front and rear wall panels using the wall frames as a pattern, just in case they ended up being not quite to plan.
This way, we know that the wall-panels will be the right size.

lay two full sheets of plywood together on an even surface.

Lay the front frame on top of the plywood sheets, so that the join (between the two plywood sheets) is in the middle of the frame.

Mark around the outside of the frame (onto the plywood) with a pencil and also mark the doorway.

Take the frame off the plywood.

Now mark another couple of lines, in 2 1/4" (63mm) from the side lines, which will become the cutting line.

Also make another pencil line an inch (25mm) in from the door line, all the way around. That will also become the cutting line.

Section 7.2 Cutting the plywood wall panels

Lay the sheets on saw-horses or a cutting table in preparation for cutting.
cut the plywood sheets for the shed wall Set the blade on the circular saw to a depth of slightly more than the thickness of the plywood.

If you are a dead-eye, then make the cuts free hand. I did, after all it is a shed! However, if you want perfectly straight cuts, then use a straight edge to guide the saw.

Clamp the straight-edge to the plywood as a guide for the saw but make allowances for the distance between the blade and the side of the saw plate, to ensure the blade cuts along its intended line.

When cutting the sheets, ensure the plywood is supported evenly on both sides of the cut, to avoid tearing should the off-cut piece fall.

Do the same to the rear wall except of course there will be a pencil-mark around the window instead of a door, but the same principle applies.

Then, out of two full sheets and an off-cut piece left over from the floor, cut the panels for the two side walls, which will be six panels in total, two at 60" (1500mm) long by 48" (1200mm) wide, two at 42" (1050mm) long by 31 5/8" (790mm) wide, and two at 18" (450mm) long by 31 5/8" (790mm) wide.

Refer to Section 2.1.6  Side-wall sheet plan for wall-sheet placement.

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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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