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Board-and-batten shed plans, drawings, instructions
This article contains plans, drawings and step-by-step instructions for a 2100mm x 2400mm (7ft x 8 ft) Board-and-batten Shed. Contents at bottom of page.
This sturdy shed is constructed of 100×50 (2×4) framing and board-and-batten The outer covering of a building meant to shed water and protect from the effects of weather.. The same boards that clad the walls are also used to clad the roof.
The footprint (ground area) is 2100mm (7ft) wide and 2400mm (8ft) deep.
The shed stands 2700mm (9ft) high at the apex which is the highest point, and tapers down to 1400mm (4′ – 8″) high at each side.
Double doors with a 1300mm (52″) wide opening allows for easy access into the shed.
The structure sits on skids, thus making the shed relocatable.
The Any of the three linear measurements, length, breadth and depth. in this detailed plan-set are in both Millimeter measurements. and Standard. Feet and inch measurements.. All measurements are given first in millimeters followed by feet and/or inches in brackets.
The step-by-step instructions are accompanied by drawings for easier understanding.
To begin building your Board-and Batten Shed, skim thru all the pages to get a feeling of the project and then start at the Instructions page.
The ‘Parts List’ below gives lengths of individual pieces. For overall quantities and all other materials go to the Shopping List
Note 1: All dimensions are given in both metric and imperial. Measurements are given first in millimeters followed by ft and/or inches in brackets.
Note 2: The size (width and thickness) of the Any of the framing wood. referred to in the ‘Parts List’ below is the The rough-sawn size of a piece of lumber. Before the lumber is surfaced, planed or dressed. The nominal size is usually greater than the actual dimension. e.g. 100x50 (2 x 4) actually equals 90x45 (1 1/2" x 3 1/2").. Because most framing lumber is Surfaced; planed; smooth; even surface; gauged. or seasoned the The finished (dressed) size as opposed to the nominal size of a piece of wood. of the lumber will be less than the nominal size.
For example: 100×50 (2×4) lumber when dressed or seasoned will have an actual size of approximately 90×45 (1 1/2″x 3 1/2″).
The measurements given in all the plans in this project are the ‘actual sizes’.
The Parts List
|Part ID/Size||For||Amount and Lengths||Comments|
|Floor and All the floor frame under the floor sheets, including the floor joists and the bearers.|
|[a] Skids 100×100 (4×4)||Under floor||2 pieces 2400mm (96″)||Pressure treated. Refers to lumber that is treated in such a way that the sealer is forced into the pores of the wood. Refers to lumber pressure sprayed with chemicals to lengthen its life expectancy for outside use or inground applications.|
|[b] Joists 100×50 (2×4)||Floor frame||9 pieces 2010mm (81″)||Treated|
|[c] End joists 100×50 (2×4)||Floor frame||2 pieces 2400 (96″)||Treated|
|[e] Floor A sheet that forms a distinct flat and rectangular section or component. A transparent panel used to fill a framed section of a window. 18mm (3/4″) A piece of wood made of three or more layers of wood veneer laminated together with glue.||Floor||2 pieces 2100×1200 (4ft x 7ft)||Treated. Cut from standard 2400×1200 (4ft x 8ft) shts|
|Frame: Wall and Roof|
|[f] Bottom plates 100×50 (2×4)||Front/rear walls||2 pieces 2100mm (84″)|
|Side walls||2 pieces 2220mm (89″)|
|[g] Top plates 100×50 (2×4)||Side walls||2 pieces 2220mm (89″)|
|[h] Studs 100×50 (2×4)||Side walls||10 pieces 1175mm (47 5/8″)|
|Front wall||2 pieces 1200mm (48″)
2 pieces 1500 (60″)
|Cut 45° angle one end of all front wall studs|
|Rear wall||2 pieces 1200mm (48″)
2 pieces 1500 (60″)
2 pieces 1950 (78″)
|Cut 45° angle one end of all rear wall studs|
|[i] Vertical framing member that is cut to fit between the bottom plate and the header. studs 100×50 (2×4)||Front wall||2 pieces 1480 (59 3/4″)||Cut 45° angle one end of both trimmer studs|
|[j] Apex Blocking. A pieces of wood that runs between other members (studs, joists, rafters) to provide support, add strength and/or act as a solid support between panel joins. 100×50 (2×4)||Apex Block||1 pieces 300 (12″)||Cut 45° angle to suit|
|[k] Blocks, see Block. 100×50 (2×4)||All walls||Cut to suit. Approximately 18m (60ft) altogether.|
|[l] A top plate running parallel with the slope of the roof at the gable. 100×50 (2×4)||Front and rear walls||4 pieces 1530mm (61 3/16″)||Cut 45° angle both ends|
|[m] A header running parallel with the slope of the roof at the gable. 100×50 (2×4)||Front wall||2 pieces 1040mm (41 5/8″)||Cut 45° angle both ends|
|[n] The horizontal line at the top of opposing sloping sides of a roof running parallel with the building length. blocking 100×50 (2×4)||Ridge||Cut to suit. Approximately 2100mm (84″) altogether.|
| A short piece of lumber (block of wood) set between two studs on an angle forming part of a wall frame brace. 100×50 (2×4)||Rear and side walls||Cut to suit. Approximately 5.5m (18ft) altogether.|
|[p] 30mm (1 1/4′) wide Covered with a protective coating of zinc. Short lengths of metal strap 25×1 (1/16×1) used to fix members together to resist uplift. ties||Tie Running parallel with the slope of the roof at the gable. top plates and rafters together||7 pieces 300mm (12″)|
|[z] Rafters 100×50 (2×4)||Roof||10 pieces 1485mm (59 3/8″)||Cut 45° angle both ends|
|[z1] Collar ties 100×50 (2×4)||Roof||5 pieces 800mm (32″)||Cut 45° angle both ends|
|Exterior Cover: Siding and Roof|
|[q] A building paper that envelops the exterior walls or roof frame prior to the cladding being fixed. Reduces air movement and helps avoid the risk of water ingress. / A building paper that envelops the exterior walls or roof frame prior to the cladding being fixed. Reduces air movement and helps avoid the risk of water ingress.||A cover or protection such as a building paper that envelops the exterior walls or roof frame prior to the cladding being fixed. Reduces air movement and helps avoid the risk of water ingress. frame||22 sq meters (230 sq ft)|
|[r] Plumb, upright. boards 250×25 (1×10)||Siding||50 meters (164 ft) altogether|
|[s] Vertical Narrow board used to cover claddingThe exterior surface of a building. joins or used for decorative purposes. 75×25 (1×3)||Siding||50 meters (164 ft) altogether|
|[t] The finish materials in a building, such as narrow boards applied around openings (window trim, door trim) and vertical corner battens. 100×25 (1×4)||Exterior corners and around A horizontal framing member above the door/window opening. opening||10.5 meters (35ft) altogether|
|[u] Roof A protective covering of boards or plywood applied to the studs or rafters of a building to strengthen it and serve as a foundation for a weatherproof exterior. 12mm (1/2″ plywood)||Roof||4 shts 1500mm x 1200mm (4ft x 5ft)|
|[v] Boards used to cover the roof. 250×25 (1×10)||Roof cover||16 pieces 2400mm (96″)|
|[w] Galvanized L shaped Flashing that covers or caps the ridge of a roof.||Roof ridge||1 piece 2400mm (96″)|
|[x] Angle of roof. boards 150×25 (1×6)||Gables||4 pieces 1800mm (72″)|
|[y] Rake caps 100×25 (1×4)||Cables||4 pieces 1800mm (72″)|
|[d1] Slats 150×25 (1×6) A joint in which a protrusion (tongue) that runs along the edge of a board fits into a matching groove that runs along the edge of another board. Boards shaped with a tongue on one edge and a groove on the other so that they can be fitted together without gaps.||Door||10 pieces 2250mm (90″)|
|[d2] Braces 100×25 (1×4)||Door bracing||9.5 meters (32ft)|
|[d3] A vertical molding attached to one door of a pair (at their meeting edges) thus sealing them when shut. The astragal closes the clearance gap. 50×25 (1×2)||Door||1 piece 2250mm (90″)|
|[d4] The part of the plywood wall panels that overlaps the door and window frame, and protrudes into the door or window area and covers any gaps between the door/window and the surrounding frame. It acts as a stop for the door and also stops the rain getting in. 50×25 (1×2)||A strip of wood or a small batten that is attached to the door jambs on both sides and on top of the door thus stopping or limiting draught and/or rain.||5 meters (17ft)|
|[d5] Hinges 150mm (6″) “T” hinges||Doors||6 of|