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So here's the deal...I currently have a nice professionally built, vinyl sided, insulated, wired, etc. etc. shed, 10x10 in size. I have no garage option here either, just to clarify early on :D

Anyways...since its basically become the 'shop' I need some more storage area for actually STORING the stuff that my shop area has displaced. I bought a keter (Apollo 8x8) storage shed yesterday at Costco that I was going to use just for storing the mowers, pressure washer, snowblower, yard tools, etc. to facilitate this. But I really don't want a shanty town...and I just dont like the idea of having this big plastic box out there I guess (so it's prolly going back tomorrow, depending what I figure out here).

So I was thinking it might just be more versatile if I cut out one wall of the existing shed and added onto it with a section thats about 8x8?


For the engineers in the house:
I should also add the site is on a mild grade - and the current shed is living on a ~5-8" base of 3/4" crushed stone depending what corner its at, on top of which are 4x4 PT rails which are attached to the 2x8 PT framing w/ 3/4" cdx topped with 3/4" flooring particleboard making up the floor of the shed. I was considering adding the new 'wing' on more gravel as well. Just clearing the site, landscape fabric, then gravel like I did before.


Any thoughts experience etc...do share.
I should also add I've got framing & finish guns and a brad nailer at my disposal. I have a 10" compound miter saw, table/jig/skil/recip/saws, plus a pile of cordless tools...anything else I'd need specially?


Thanks :)
 

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Re: anyone built a shed?

Well I was on a shed crew last summer for employment so I built ~30 sheds in 3 months (pre-fab) I can tell you that the grade of the hill shouldnt matter much, you support the floor with cement blocks. The stones under yours is to hid the blocks and dead grass.

Siding the shed is the only way to go and if you rent a staple gun you can blast it out in 1/2 days work easily.

Framing guns are your friend when it comes time to put up the shed.
You make the floor frame, then run the PT "rails" and rn them the opposite way as the framing, lay it down, level it with the cement blocks under the PT "rails", then put down your stones, next drop the plywood on the floor and staple it down (snap chalk lines to make sure you follow the 2x4's) next frame the walls on the ground somewhere, get a friend or 2 to put them in place than go nuts nailing it too the floor with the framing gun. Once all the walls are done start assembling the roof. If your not going to finish and its going to rain be sure to tarp it until you get your roof shingled and sides sided.
 

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Re: anyone built a shed?

Hmm...it all sounds so easy :)

When you say staple gun, have any personal fav's? I actually have a nuts lattice work project I have to do later on this summer so was thinking of buying one (lord knows I have the compressed air :smilebig:. ).

After checking out some plans and stuff this seems pretty damn easy...I've helped w/decks and inside framing, just never really a roof...and you know I have to make it some kind of bling...can't have a simple slant roof thing goin on out there ;)

Thanks Mister :D
 

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When I was on the shed crew we could do a shed start to finish (including ~1hr to uncrate it) in 5hrs-ish so its really fast once you get the framing done.

I'm not an expert on roofs so that to me would be the hardest part.

No preference on staple gun, the ones we used worked great and were provided by the company so I would think they would have been bottom of the line cheapest availible.

-No prob, payback from your help with my laptop :)
 

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Re: anyone built a shed?

MrX954 said:
When I was on the shed crew we could do a shed start to finish (including ~1hr to uncrate it) in 5hrs-ish so its really fast once you get the framing done.

I'm not an expert on roofs so that to me would be the hardest part.

No preference on staple gun, the ones we used worked great and were provided by the company so I would think they would have been bottom of the line cheapest availible.

-No prob, payback from your help with my laptop :)
Tnx again...notice the modification in thread title - i'm fickle :D

Speaking of - how'd the laptop thing end up? I lost track of the thread :huh:
 

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Laptop still broke :(

I'm not about to replace my mobo, I just keep it plugged in when I use it and run it on battery when I have to. Not a big deal if I remember to keep it charged
 
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