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Old 10-13-2019, 10:28 PM   #1
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For a while now I have needed another shed. I started a couple years ago and have had this frame stood up for a while. Made from 10' hardwood 3"x3-1/2" beams from the pallets our sheet metal comes on.


Well today was a huge leap in this venture. A couple weeks ago my boss told me about these corrugated sheet metal panels in a barn. Most were 20'ers. Apparently they are from when we built our shop a long while back. I loaded up the camo van and brought them home. I will post some better pics tomorrow but I got two of the walls covered.



My total cost on this project is less than 20$ which accounts for two boxes of good quality deck screws which wouldn't snap when being driven into these extremely hard, heartwood beams. Another local plumber recently moved and I showed up when he was throwing stuff out. He gave me a couple pounds of 1-1/2" ring nails which I used to attach the panels. I took an awl and punched a starter hole then nailed the panels onto the studs. I put the studs in at 2' centers which of course don't line up with the panels, I think I should have done 16" or 32" centers. Either way it seems fine. Where the panels overlap and aren't supported I will just use sheet metal screws through both layers.


Not sure yet what to do for a floor. I want to do concrete but that's expensive.


It only looks like a few sheets on top, but it's like 25. I have so much of this stuff now. I could replace the roof on my house lolz.
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Old 10-13-2019, 10:31 PM   #2
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I also rebuilt my wheelbarrow. One of the handles had snapped so I replaced both with 1-1/4" pipe. I used some 1" sleeved in to make easier to grip handles. And since it used to be red I wanted to paint it black. Bronze #2 approves.
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You used an inverted steel channel for your truck's bumper?

As for concrete, it's 4.50$ a bag. What size is the shed? My mother had bought a rickety old house out of town to fulfill a lifelong dream of owning 2 horses and the mini garage the floor was wood laid directly on the ground. What kind of wood I don't know but if you could find wood that was used for telephone or railroad they would be treated to last a long time.
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is that your personal van skoso?
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You used an inverted steel channel for your truck's bumper?

As for concrete, it's 4.50$ a bag. What size is the shed? My mother had bought a rickety old house out of town to fulfill a lifelong dream of owning 2 horses and the mini garage the floor was wood laid directly on the ground. What kind of wood I don't know but if you could find wood that was used for telephone or railroad they would be treated to last a long time.



I used an 8x4 I beam a buddy gave me. There are two 6x3 rectangular tube pieces on each frame end to stub the I beam out enough. I have a winch installed behind the I beam. Next weekend I should be getting an 8x8 H beam from the junkyard to make a rear bumper.


The shed is roughly 9'-6" square on the inside. I might just put down some sheets of plywood or whatever I can find. I really don't want to spend much on it. Heck, 10$ was too much!!! lolz. I am just going to use it to hang bikes and store lawn mowers and the snow blower, and the weed whacker, etc.


I could probably get some old railroad ties from the depot in town. Those would make quite the base. I will probably have to pour at least some concrete on the outside edge on the uphill side to stop rain.








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Previous owners had put concrete patio square of 24"x24" out back so I built my small shed with 2x6" pressure treated joists and they rests on deck blocks which leaves about 6" gap.
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Previous owners had put concrete patio square of 24"x24" out back so I built my small shed with 2x6" pressure treated joists and they rests on deck blocks which leaves about 6" gap.



Yeah, I actually forgot that I have a pile of 20"x20"x1" slates we were given when we got our house. I will use those for flooring. I might put some pea stone down first but I doubt it. I used them in a smaller shed I made too and they have worked great.


I might even dig a trench around the whole thing and bury the slates half way down to prevent the woodchucks and stuff.










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