Information on Building Wooden Sheds

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Building Wooden Sheds.

 

My name is Ken Wilson, I would like to share some information I have gained over the years in the Shed Building and Construction Industry, please feel free to drop me an email though the Contact Us page if you have any queries or would like any further information to help you through your Shed Building Project.

  • Whether a novice or carpenter by trade, anyone can build a wooden shed.
  • The construction would start with four, six or eight posts, depending on the size of your shed.
  • The main thing to remember about timber going into the ground, it must be Cypress Pine or Redgum.
  • Never put hardwood into the ground, it wont last five minutes, so to speak.
  • Dig your foundations approximately, 16″ x 16″ (400mm x 400mm) and 2ft (600mm) deep.
  • Once the foundation holes are dug, I have always put a 2 ” (50mm) layer of concrete in, and let dry overnight.
  • The reason for this is to give your posts a solid base, so the post wont sink if the concrete shrinks over time.
  • Stand your posts, and prop up so they are free standing, so much easier to fill the hole with concrete.
  • Once your posts are standing, nail in your top and bottom plates followed by the studs.
  • If your shed is going to have a flat roof, its only a matter of fixing the rafters to the top plates.
  • If your roof is going to be flat allow for a fall with the heights of the top plates.
  • If your roof is a Gable or Barn type roof, the truss design should be done by experts to calculate stresses.