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Kiwifr33
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Workshop shed build

Some people go away for their holidays... and then there’s me, who takes four weeks leave to build shed.

There was sort of a plan - a couple of drawings and some framing layouts, but nothing spectacular. After a year and a half of collecting unwanted timber, house wrap, insulation, Colorbond, trim, OSB and screws from local house construction, I was ready to go. Purchased some framing timber, flooring and timber for the subfloor, five sheets of OSB and the Ryobi 3 piece nailer / stapler set. Add two secondhand windows and assorted flashing and fixings, stir in a dollop or door hardware and cap with the 5.1m x 240mm LVL bearer I found on the side of the road.

BFB706B7-229B-48C9-8E7A-E45E9E015C02.jpegIt’s going to be very light with 5m2 of north-facing windows.594EDED6-640E-42BF-8DE8-1E1F5B911F5E.jpegAll walls. Roof joists underway.607A3BFB-39B0-4740-A322-F01AB7CE9DCA.jpegSubfloor ready for insulation foil.518F7902-9B8A-403C-A0C6-12AF46491FF9.jpegRoofed.93DE780D-2C8A-4F23-8F1B-E0FE04D337B5.jpegThe only way is up.7F26CADC-061B-4429-A0E3-1A0BB0794F7D.jpegIn the beginning...B133C3B5-2106-49FD-8790-890B8F5552F2.jpegTwo walls.36815B3E-A2E8-4F6F-AD5B-DFE368A5CE24.jpegNearly there.37EFB3AE-820F-4C02-86F7-7C0BA78FAA3B.jpegLet the frames begin!966FA309-AF5F-4A95-A7F6-4D75319FBAE1.jpegSouth wall. That’s not a window, it’s a bumpout for my sliding mitre saw.

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Workshop shed build

How exciting @Kiwifr33. Looking forward to seeing your progress. 

 

Let us know if you need a hand with anything, although it looks like you have it covered!

 

Great work, and thanks for sharing.

 

Jason

 

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Kiwifr33
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Re: Workshop shed build

Thanks Jason, the only thing I really need at the moment is more time!

0FDA37EB-6CE7-47E8-92F3-0F46ECFD6037.jpegPatchwork house wrap, windows installed.32A50DBE-BE44-4E40-BB53-AC2E579DF827.jpegPallet board and batten siding for the non-weather sides.B2B6A49E-554D-40C7-AAD2-CC1A5B27FC40.jpegPick'n'mix Colorbond for the weather sides. Howling southerly and sideways rain, so no progress today.

Kiwifr33
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Re: Workshop shed build

Picking away at the cladding and we have a door, not too much progress this weekend after getting a call at work on Friday of the 'Can you fix this or do we need a plumber?' variety...

705D9CA1-8DAE-4086-92AA-B1A2D287EBB9.jpegSaturday afternoon, only the roof insulated so far. She wants to know if we can start seedlings in there.0752DD8E-9E46-4717-AE55-3BE84A2D009B.jpegNever thought I would be running short of pallets, but...A342BE04-6CC4-4A0C-8B31-FF99472822E2.jpegDutch was her idea.EFBCC33A-AF3F-4146-8D83-BBE1492B3881.jpegAdded a straight slat at the bottom of the lower diagonal to even it up visually since taking this.

MartyH
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Re: Workshop shed build

Looking good @Kiwifr33.

 

What was the reason for the Dutch door?

Kiwifr33
Established Contributor

Re: Workshop shed build

Thanks Marty.

Two main reasons for going Dutch, she had already suggested it and I liked the idea, especially for ventilation, as the windows wind out from the bottom on those safety chains. So they don’t open that far, but can suck in air lower down and it can rise out the top part of the door.

The other reason is that I was in a bit of a hurry to get things to lockup (even though all my tools have been sitting in the garage for long enough unharmed) and was lazy. It’s two skinny doors (cupboard maybe? Lions auction) and rather than laminate them properly I screwed them together, adding the braces and some 19mm Tassie oak strips on the top and bottom. I was fairly tight already on the rough opening because I’d used an off cut of LVL for the header and the trim took me over. Planing wasn’t enough, so I went Dutch and took about 20mm out of the middle.

The height of the panels on the other side (pic) dictated the split proportions.

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JustJim
Budding Contributor

Re: Workshop shed build

Schmick job! I'm looking forward to seeing this finished and fitted out.
Stay safe,
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Jim
Kiwifr33
Established Contributor

Re: Workshop shed build

Update: moving in, picking away at internal walls. Biggest plus: only hammering can be heard from the house, no power tool noise bleeds through.

6A46AA99-FDAD-46A0-875B-F63159D7E849.jpegHorrible glare, but it is bright. Latest internally.AB253392-E990-40F8-8F9A-5601365697D8.jpegFirst project underway - shop stool.

Farside
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Re: Workshop shed build

nice build; what are the shed dimensions?
Community Manager Jason
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Re: Workshop shed build

Welcome to Workshop @Farside and thanks for joining in the discussion. We trust that you will get loads of helpful advice and inspiration for your projects from our clever and creative community members. Feel free to post whenever you need a hand or have a new project to share. 

 

Let me tag @Kiwifr33 for you so he is alerted to your question about the shed dimensions. It would also be great to get an update on how the shed is looking now.

 

Thanks again,

 

Jason

 

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