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Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by hans999999, Mar 15, 2006.
anyone have plans or a good place to get some for a shed? 12'x18' or so?? frees good too.
I built one at my parents house back in 00' with some simple figuring and planning.
10x12(wish I had gone much bigger)
I put it on concrete pads = no building permitt 14" elevated.
The floor is framed 4x4's and 2x4's, and decked with sealed 2x6's
I set the walls just like a house 16" stud spacing. enclosed it with that 20 year siding type stuff from home depot.
Built trusses for the roof = rafter storage
I boarded, tar papered, flashed, and shingled the roof, even added a ridge vent
Then painted it. It has survived two huricanes now, doesn't leak a drop.
Built it myself and am damn proud of it for using no plans.
total cost if I remember right with shelving and all was around $700
Only place I really saved was the 2x6's which I already had
Can't touch a pre-engineered shed of that integrity for that price. I built it over two weekends and a few afternoons.
It's pretty easy to build a shed with these, almost any size. I designed and built 2 sheds, used these brackets fro the trusses. Boarded, papered, flashed, shingle roofed with vent, etc. I just put down a wood frame base instead of concrete pad on mine. Very simple, and IIRC the kits sold have plans of some sort. Shed kit
I built a few sheds here,only one standing is one I made in 1992,they rot away pretty fast around here...
The last "shed" I got was a reefer body off a 1 ton delivery truck 12' long,x 8'wide..300 bucks delivered!..its aluminum,insulated,has diamond plate aluminum floor,and a fiberglass liner inside..much nicer than any wooden one I could build,and cheep!..no permits,taxes,or foundation required..
But I heard our selectmen whining about many people using "warehouse storage containers" in residential areas,and those "Tent" garages,on our local cable
tv channel.. ..I bet it wont be long before the yuppies succeed in getting them banned or restricted here.. ..
I might have to build a fake roof and put siding on mine if that happens....
I think the town just hates us getting away with no taxes or permits on them...check your local bylaws before getting a truck body or other storage container,or a tent style garage..
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