The "Hunting gear" storage shed project

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Re: The "Hunting gear" storage shed project

Postby DIYguy » Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:24 pm

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.

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

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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.

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

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

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Re: The "Hunting gear" storage shed project

Postby DIYguy » Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:25 pm

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

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

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Re: The "Hunting gear" storage shed project

Postby DIYguy » Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:58 pm

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

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Re: The "Hunting gear" storage shed project

Postby DIYguy » Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:26 pm

Before the big storm hit, the windows got trimmed.

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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.

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Re: The "Hunting gear" storage shed project

Postby DIYguy » Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:42 pm

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.

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

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Re: The "Hunting gear" storage shed project

Postby Big D » Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:40 pm

looking spectacular DIY!! Well done thus far! :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: The "Hunting gear" storage shed project

Postby DIYguy » Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:30 pm

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.

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

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Re: The "Hunting gear" storage shed project

Postby jcdup » Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:13 pm

It looks great.

Well done!
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Re: The "Hunting gear" storage shed project

Postby Ican » Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:20 am

Agreed, it really looks good!
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Re: The "Hunting gear" storage shed project

Postby DIYguy » Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:30 pm

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.

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Re: The "Hunting gear" storage shed project

Postby DIYguy » Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:29 pm

A double layer of weed barrier was laid inside the frame

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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.

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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.

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Re: The "Hunting gear" storage shed project

Postby DIYguy » Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:28 pm

The front rain gutters are finished.

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

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

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

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Re: The "Hunting gear" storage shed project

Postby DIYguy » Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:54 pm

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.

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

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We added thin ply to the bottoms of both doors.

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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 ½ 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.

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Trim was added around the window.

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Re: The "Hunting gear" storage shed project

Postby Bernhardt » Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:07 pm

Well done. This looks awesome!
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Re: The "Hunting gear" storage shed project

Postby DIYguy » Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:37 pm

There is a possibility of putting vinyl flooring in the shed thanks to a relative in the flooring biz that can get me the flooring for free so we put down a layer of ¼” thick underlayment. Why add vinyl flooring to a shed?? If its free and if we would care to butcher animals inside, it will be easier to clean the floor without having to paint the floor to protect it from blood, etc. Any spills, drips, etc will be easier to clean up and that way we don’t have to paint the floor to protect it.

Also, we got the underlayment from Home Depot from their cull wood area (purple wood) which is 70% off due to edge damage of the 4 x 8 sheets but since the inside of the shed is 11 ft 5” x 11 ft 5”, trimming the damaged edges of 4 x 8 sheets makes it a good option.

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Then we started adding shelving around the west wall (more will be added to other walls). Since the shed has 8 foot high walls a 13 inch deep shelf was added and a 9 inch deep shelf below that. This will save floor space.

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