Process To Build A Shed

December 10, 2016  //  Posted by: Besty  //  Category: Home Improvement
building a shed

man building a shed

Shed is an important addition to your home. There are plenty of uses of a shed, you can use it as a storage place or you can also use it as your garage place if you keep it open. You can also use it for keeping birthday materials or your garden accessories. However for having all these benefits, you need to build a shed in your garden space or your backyard. Building a shed is not difficult at all. If you are a handy person and you have worked with tools and have undertaken some minor projects like this, you can build a shed with ease. However, if you are not a handy person and haven’t undertook any such thing before then it’s better to not to take any risk and hire a professional to build a shed. If you are building a shed yourself then, you might need right steps to incorporate the project of building a shed. Here is a step wise process to build a shed which can help you throughout your process.

  • Level the ground

For building a shed in proper manner, it is very much important that the ground is leveled. After leveling the ground, you also need to install piers along a grid for supporting the shed. The piers will really let the string support your beams under the floor of the shed. This will be very convenient as they lay support along the grid. Take right measurement while leveling the ground and also installing the piers.

  • Get the permit

While building a shed, there is sometimes, restriction laid on the height of the shed or building of shed in the backyard. Thus if you are going for building a shed, it’s better to see whether you need any permit or not and if yes then you must definitely take one before starting the work. If you have already started building a shed then you should stop in the middle and then take the permit and then start it again.

  • String the support beams according to length across deck piers

This will basically support your floor joist which can usually run in the separate directions. The most easy way to attach the beams with the piers is by metal straps. Make sure you design these beams 12 foot long.

  • Attach joist to support the beams

Primarily you will have to attach the rim joist along with the outer edge of every outermost supporting beam; each of them will need to be of the similar length as the one beam which is underneath. After that you will have a need to install a series of floor joist across the whole length of the supporting beams. Make sure these are at the same distance having the same length in between two rim joints to make them fit between each other. Make sure that the standard piece of plywood is lining up with the outermost edge of the outermost joist but make sure you only cover up half interior joist and cover the rest half so that both of the half can be supported appropriately. To stop the floor joist from moving, insert a piece of blocking in between each of the pair of the floor joists along with the center support beams.

  • Nail your plywood sheeting to joist from the floor

If you find it necessary then you should use h clips for nailing the sheets in their own place. This will fit in between two sheets of plywood and also lock them up together for additional structure length. While you are spacing up the piers, joists and support beams, you don’t need any of the additional adjustments or cuts. Make sure that the pieces of the plywood are intentionally misaligned and thus the floor doesn’t have any single seam running the entire thing which can be a potential structural weakness. You can also screw down the flooring with a 3 inch deck screws.

  • Build your framework for all the four walls

Front walls and backs walls of the shed are different from each other because of the fact of door frame on the front side. The side walls must also be sloped for blocking the rain from getting collected on the roof. Thus each of them should be tackled in different ways. While building a shed, you must start with the back as it considered as the easiest among all, after that go for the front sides and then choose the sides. Make sure that the top and the bottom beams are of the same length with that of the floor which they will be sitting upon. Take accurate measurement and then start working. Ensure that the back wall is lower as compared to that of the front wall for letting the rain or snow slope easily from the roof. While building front wall, make sure it is a taller and have a door frame so that it can be installed at the end.

  • Build the frame work for the side walls

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Joint walls of the shed

The bottom part of the each f the side walls should be of the same length just like the bottom plate of the front wall and the back wall and allow the side wall to fit in between them. The regular spacing between them would be 16 inches. This spacing is from center to center and not from the edge to the edge. Assemble all the four walls structure. Wall structures will be generally nailed with the underlying support from the bottom to the top. However if this is not possible with your selected design then you can nail them down with the plywood and the joists. If you need some other people then take help and get done with the attachment thing.