Prefab sheds

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by WrenchMonkey, May 15, 2018.

  1. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    dont do it....ever heard of google maps satelite view?
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  2. PeterW

    PeterW Long timer

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    Camo paint job ? :)
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  3. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    If you can roof it, you can build it? Like they say, it aint rocket science and lots of free plans online these days, not that you need a plan or to know much except cut and nail 2x's.
    Get a kid from a local carpentry program at a tech school (my gig) and pay them to work with you or build it on hourly. The Mennonites and Amish sell them around me or will come to you. Or, get a buddy that knows stuff to work for beer & food. Fly me out there and I'll build it for you?:lol2
    Seriously, you could easily frame it up in a weekend and cover & hang some doors in another and save some serious bucks. If you don't need to count your money just buy one but self-built you can go higher for the love of yer head.
    Zoning doesn't seem to play in as it does in many locales? I wouldn't chance the zoning thing, ask around at the guvment-NOT! nosy neighbors.
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  4. kenstone

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    Yep, watched my neighbor apply shingles without any drip edge and didn't staggering the shingle ends.
    I expect the roof sheathing and edge trim to rot prematurely.
    :(
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  5. kenstone

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    I added windows up high to a shed to get light inside, high enough to need a latter to look in :hmmmmm
    I bought fixed glass windows that were less than 14 1/2" wide that fit between the 16 OC studs...so no header/framing :clap:clap
    You can get narrow double hung screened windows too, that fit between 16 OC studs.
    Search either ebay or amazon for "playhouse windows".
    https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fr...osacat=0&LH_ItemCondition=4&rt=nc&_dcat=35566
    :lol3
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  6. CA_Strom

    CA_Strom Cunning Linguist

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    Excellent suggestion on the windows. I added a row of "transom" windows above the door on the Tuff Shed I had built. It really helps lighten up the interior. This shed is 10x12 and I also paid a bit extra to get a full 8' high wall vs. their standard 6'8" walls. With the lower walls you only get a 6' high door and I reallly didn't want to be banging my head.

    shed.jpg
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