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  • #16
    Ive used OSB my entire life and several building projects and have nothing but positive things to say about it. I dont use anything thinner than 1/2".


    • #17
      Before we can shingle we have to install the metal drip edge. Before the metal drip edge is the final trim, before the final trim is the facia and soffit trim and none of that can be installed until more siding is installed so that where we focused our efforts next. Aside from hot dip galvanized nails, the sheets of fiber cement siding are also attached with construction adhesive. Then the first trim boards were installed along the roof line and all the seams between the sheets of cement board siding were caulked. While we were in trim mode we added some of the vert. corner trim and final roof edge trim pieces. Then all the trim was given two coats of exterior paint.


      • #18
        The metal drip edge is installed which means we are ready to start shingling the roof.

        We look forward to the weekends because it affords a lot of time to work on the shed. The weather doesn’t care so we suffered a rain delay.

        We looked out the window and saw the local inspector checking out the progress.

        When everything dried up we build more temporary scaffolding so we can safely work on the roofing.

        The hole in the roof for the vent.

        The back side is complete.

        Nice straight lines.


        • #19
          With the exception of the ridge cap, the front side of the roof is complete as the sun sets on another day.

          The ridge cap is added the next morning and completes the roofing job.

          Now that the roofing is complete the scaffolding is removed so the final wall can be closed in. The windows are the first thing to go in.

          Then the last sheets of cement siding.

          It’s starting to look like a shed now.


          • #20
            The fiber cement siding is very heavy which means the doors need to be stout so they won’t sag over time. The door framing is finished.

            Tight joints, construction adhesive and long decking screws should keep the doors from sagging as time goes by.

            To make the doors really strong and to tie it all together, the fiber cement siding is attached to the frames with construction adhesive and nails. The door frames are spaced and shimmed and held in place with big clamps so the siding can be added right in place to better control gaps and clearances.

            The clean up crew grabbed the camera while we added the cement siding to one of the doors.

            Then the entire door is removed and painted before the trim and hinges are added. The trim is painted too.


            • #21
              When the paint dried the Heavy duty hinges are added and the doors hung. Each door weighs about 90 Lbs.

              Lastly, all the trim is added and caulked and painted again.


              • #22
                While inside the shed, we heard a cluck. We looked outside and then grabbed the camera when we saw the building inspectors show up.


                • #23
                  Before the big storm hit, the windows got trimmed.

                  And we closed in the short side eaves to keep out the birds, bats and bees. Vents were included and the last pieces of corner trim were added.


                  • #24
                    Spent the weekend up north so not much shed work was done. Did however manage to work on the ramp. The ramp is made from a 8 ft, 2 x 12 that is cut in half and then the two halves cut diagonally to create 4 tapered ramp stringers. The 4 stringers were screwed to the shed floor so everything would be square and flat and then treated decking was screwed to the top.

                    The ground is leveled and the ramp is attached to the shed with 4 inch deck screws.


                    • #25
                      Since the shed is raised off the ground, its created a living space for skunks and other vermin. To address this, the exposed floor joists are skirted with treated lumber and caulked and painted. When everything dries, treated landscape timbers and rock will be added to improve the look and to further detour animals from taking up residence under the shed.

                      The Door latch was also added and a deadbolt inside the door.


                      • #26
                        For the life of me I can't understand why you didn't miter the corners on the bottom...???!!!

                        Just kidding of course. Pretty darn fancy...!!! :topjob:
                        Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!


                        • #27
                          Dang this oppressive heat and humidity and rocky ground.

                          The shed is surrounded by treated timbers and then another double high row 22 inches away. Long sections of rebar pounded into the rocky ground to hold the timbers in place.


                          • #28
                            A double layer of weed barrier was laid inside the frame

                            Then a little over a yard of river stone is spread inside the timber frame. All of this should discourage any critter from taking up residence under the new shed.

                            Then it was time to begin the rain gutter portion of the project but cruel irony had a rain shower end our progress as soon as we began.


                            • #29
                              The front rain gutters are finished.

                              The eaves on the lean-to side are closed in, caulked and painted.

                              The rear gutters include a longer than usual run-off due to the landscape angle.

                              I dug a trench to direct the water away from the shed and down hill.


                              • #30
                                It was suggested that because we so completely enclosed the bottom of the shed to keep animals from living underneath that we also starved the underside of the shed of the flow of fresh air. The moisture trapped could pose a threat to the floor so we added 10 vents around the perimeter. The vents are 2” in diameter.

                                To keep wind driven rain and snow from getting in above the doors we added a aluminum drip edge above the door.

                                We added thin ply to the bottoms of both doors.

                                While walking through home depot, there was a display of water damaged MDF that is 1/8” thick. The water damage only left stains along one edge that could be seen on the white side of the 4 x 8 sheets so they marked them down to $6 a sheet. The white color will brighten the inside of the shed and make good backing before shelves are added. 2 ˝ walls are covered. The back wall will be covered only half way up so small shelves can be added between the studs in the upper wall half.

                                Trim was added around the window.


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