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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 1: Introduction, Informative Stuff, Helpful Stuff and Disclaimer
garden shed Section 1.1 Introduction

A garden shed does not have to be an eyesore, but a lot of them certainly are! People tend to buy or build a shed solely for its storage, or work capacity, without considering that a shed can also be a garden feature.

This Tudor-style shed certainly brightened up our garden.

The prose (written text) for this projects incorporates both imperial and metric measurements.
See more about that below, under the 'Wood Sizes and the Measurements' heading in section 1.4.

Want something a bit more roomier?
A bigger version of the Tudor-Style Shed can be seen here
A similar style shed but with a lot more room. The bigger Tudor-Style Shed is 10'x10' and could be used as a storage shed, a workshop or even an office.

Section 1.2 Navigation garden tool shed with the door open

This shed plan-set contains 35 pages, including the secondary pages. The page headings are listed in the contents at the bottom of every page for easy navigation.

You can click on any heading listed in the contents and jump straight to that page.

A more comprehensive listing giving all the sub-section headings in every page, can be found in the Main Index page.

There is a hyperlink to the Main Index at the bottom of every page.
Go there if you want to find something in particular.

What is a hyperlink?
Any word with red text is a hyperlink. By clicking on a hyperlink, you will go straight to that page.

Section 1.3 Shed Description and Size

This shed has an appealing, fairy-tale Tudor look, with its sloping side walls and curved braces.

Whereas most wooden sheds consist of a frame, with a siding or wall cladding fixed on the outside, this shed has the cladding fixed on the inside. Sort of back-to-front from the 'run of the mill' shed.

The shed is roomier than the floor size would lead to believe, as the sloping side-walls give extra space, allowing shelves or work benches to be installed at mid-height, without encroaching too much over the floor area.

It is constructed mainly from 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" (90mm x 45mm) wood for the framing, 3/4" (19mm) thick plywood for the floor and wall cladding, and 3/4" x 6" (150mm x 19mm) boards for the roof.
The inside floor size is 6ft (1800mm) wide x 6 1/2ft (1950mm) long.
The inside width gains another 22 inches" (550mm) at mid-height because of the sloping walls. Hence the 8x7 shed. The 8x7 refers to the wall size at mid-height.
The inside height at the highest point is around 8ft (2400mm).

The overall size of the shed (roof area) is 10ft (3000mm) x 8ft (2400m).
The overall height from the ground to the apex is 9ft (2700m).

Read below (section 1.4) to understand how the measurements are given throughout this project.

Section 1.4 Wood Sizes and the Measurements

The wood sizes referred to in this project are the actual sizes.

All measurements throughout this project are given in both Standard/Imperial inches, and Metric (mm).

The measurements are given first in inches, followed by millimeters (mm) in brackets ( ).

The inch sizes are not an exact match to the equivalent millimeter sizes.
For rounding-off purposes, we translate 1" as being 25mm, which is not exact but near enough.

A shed built using the metric measurements will be approximately 1.6% smaller (hardly worth worrying about) than a shed built using the imperial (ft and in) measurements.
In other words, use one or the other but do not mix the two (for those of you who can work equally well with both standard and metric measurements) and you should have no problems as far as the dimensions go.

The imperial measurements are more suited to North America. The metric measurements are more suited to Australasia and other countries.

Section 1.5 The angle cuts

Because of the sloping side-walls and the pitch of the roof, there will be a few varying angles to cope with.

Some of the angles may sound a bit daunting to figure out, but it is really quite easy once you know how.
there is a section "getting the angles" that explains how to make a template by pre-drawing all the angles on a square panel and then, with an adjustable T-bevel, simply transferring the angles to the members that require angle-cutting.

Section 1.6 Regarding Help with projects

There are some useful help files in Page 19: A few help notes for the Tudor Shed project
Please note that we do not personally offer or give any project advice by e-mail or snail mail. We do, however, take on board any constructive criticism and make adjustments if warranted, and we do try to supply help initiatives.
An excellent source of helpful information is in the form of comments and photos that are sent in by people who have undertaken the project.
Such comments and photos can be found in Section 21.1 User Comments/Photos.
We welcome your photos and comments.

For any project term you are not sure of, there is a Glossary, and another form of help is the 'Q &A Forum' where you can ask questions, read other peoples questions, or maybe even help with answers.
Simply post a question and come back later to see what answers may await you.

Section 1.7 Disclaimer and Copyright Stuff

Although all due care is taken, no responsibility is accepted by Buildeazy for any wrongful information, omissions, or any other irregularities regarding this project. This project is to be undertaken at the user's own risk.
Buildeazy accepts no responsibility for any injury to any person occurring while using or undertaking this project or any other Buildeazy project, either directly or indirectly.
Copyright © www.buildeazy.com. All rights reserved. No unauthorized reproduction of these plans is permitted.

Main Index  |  Next page >>>
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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