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2x4 woodshed

Discussion in 'Picture Forum' started by kholmz, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. kholmz

    kholmz ArboristSite Lurker

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    Here is my shed I built in the fall using just 2x4 construction. I chose 2x4s to maximize the space that I had and to keep everything low profile for aesthetics. Everything is glued, screwed, laminated and PT. The base is double laminated rim and joist with PT plywood on top. The slats and trim are 1" Smart Trim and color matched to the shed and house. Triple header beams and 45° bracing for stability. Corrugated asphalt roofing with 16" spaced strapping. It turned out really good and is super strong. I live in rural Canada with moderate to heavy snow fall and don't anticipate any issues. It is 8' x 12' and calculated to hold 5 cords.

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    Very nice...
     
  3. kholmz

    kholmz ArboristSite Lurker

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    Oh yeah...and a matching woodbox for our back doorstep.

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    Thanks for sharing and welcome to AS Kholms.
    Looks like a gutter for the shed on the side with the woodshed would be nice to keep the rain out of the woodshed, and off the wood slats between the post.
    You may also want to put some sort of wood/tarp on that side to keep the snow off the wood in the winter.
    Keep up the good work,
    Brett
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions. I will almost for sure put a gutter on the shed, I don't think the water will actually flow directly into the woodshed but even the splash back will take it's toll in the slats and wood. Same goes for the back of the corrugated roof, I'll probably need a gutter there as well. I'll wait and watch during the winter to see what the snow wants to do. We are pretty socked in with trees and the snow tends to fall straight down. We have a foot and a half of snow right now and it seems to behaving itself.
     
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    For sure.
    Every year I make new adjustments to my setup. Last fall I built a 16x24 woodshed/tractor storage. I still want to put sides on it, but haven't done it yet. I also want more rusted corrugated steel for the front overhang to match my other buildings. 1461793339681.jpg
     
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    How do you keep the wood from falling through with 16" spacing?

    I had to stack in a shed built similar and it was a pain between the too wide gaps and the studs in the way (so 4" proud on on side of the stack, nothing on the other)
     
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    The 16" strapping is the 1x4 roof strapping holding up the corrugated asphalt, the spacing between the slats around the woodshed are less than 6". It holds the wood good if you have bigger pieces, which I do. Admittedly perhaps it could have been 4" spacing, but more for just aesthetics.
     
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    Good work on the woodshed/tractor storage. Nice clean sturdy design. I must admit that I am curious as to the two other structures in the background:)
     
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    The one is a little fort for the kids and the other is a shed. I built them all to blend in during all seasons. The rusted roof goes with the red oak leaves, and the barn siding blends with the black locust tree bark. The shed can be seen both from the parking spaces and right iut the back window so I didn't want something cheap looking or looking like it was built at a factory. 20161212_083318.jpg 20161018_165759.jpg 20161017_105002.jpg The door is 64 or 66" can't remember now. The structure is 8x12 with a 42" front porch(deck boards are white oak that I literally had to scrape the cow crap off from). Excuse the mess I had just done some cleaning, a constant project that is. Also the door is opened about half the time as my kids are in and out of it. 1461793526362.jpg
     
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    I like it very much, it looks like an old homesteader cabin. It's really hard to guess it's age. If I had to, I would say 15 years old with repairs on the roof in the last 5. Of course it looks more like 70 years old. Good work. I like the rough cut, reclaimed beams and the over all patina. Our house is a brand new house so we went with a more modern theme for our sheds. But I do like rustic, and hopefully we can do some of that out at our cabin where it will pair better.
     
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    Thanks.
    I had a buddy as we were walking by the shed one day do a double take and I said what, he said was that there before, joking I said yes, and he said wow I never noticed it. Mission accomplished, he couldn't tell how old it was and it was built the prior summer just 4 yrs ago :).
    I buy and sell a lot of honda products as well as own a few. Here's a couple of the pictures of the inside, I lost many others when 2k pictures disappeared off my phone this summer. You can see it's all 16" on center and the rafters are lined up with all the studs. It's built on a green 2x8 deck with 3/4" tonge and grove osb floor, wish now I would have went with plywood, but it's holding up well.
    I'm sure when you do yours it will look great, I can tell you take a lot of pride in your work :).
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