|Project by kiefer||posted 06-15-2011 10:47 PM||6736 views||5 times favorited||7 comments|
Hi I am new to garden tenders and would like to share some garden projects with you and be glad to answer questions about building.
Here is my first post
This my idea of a very easy to build and also very efficient space saving way to build a small shed.
After looking at metal vinyl and the common sheds build with stud walls I decided to give my idea a try.
My wife wanted a bit more privacy for our fire pit patio and I wanted the lawn mower ETC. out of the garage.
I started with a pressure treated 2×4” frame 10×3 foot for the base and build the walls out of 1/2” sheathing
plywood reinforcing the seams with a 6” plywood strip glued and stapled ,then I applied 1” strips and 1×4” spruce boards to give it a board and batten rustic look .
The door opening is reinforced with a couple 2×4” and the rafters are 2×4” with a plywood gusset plate on both sides at the peak to give strength .
The rafters are notched into the wall and held in place with metal rafter clips and glued and screwed in place.
The roof sheathing is 1/2” plywood covered with tar paper and rubber shakes a roofing company had left over from a project.
For the doors I used a piece of 1/2 ” plywood and 1×6” spruce on both sides to make a frame and panel look set of doors holding it all together with construction adhesive and staples .
The doors are on heavy gate hinges repainted brown to match the the small garden fence around our flower beds and a simple slide bolt at the top holds the doors closed and out of reach of the little grand kids .
The floor is concrete mixed in the wheel barrel and holds this shed down real nice .
This was a fun project to build in the shop and simple to move in place by dismantling it and reassembling it in place then putting on the shakes .
For the outside finish i used my belt sander to roughen up the plywood and battens to give it a rough sawn look and a coat of stain.
I also made a small lattice for a clematis on the gable end by simply adding 1×1” strips on the battens .