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Building a shed!!

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by EFCLee1, 23 Aug 2011.

  1. Monkeh

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    I picked thicker, stronger panels. They're more durable and less likely to rot. They also take less time to fit.

    They're also probably better quality than the crap B&Q sells, but I know you're not worried about quality..
     
  2. big-all

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    what ever other good advice you choose to "put to one side"
    do not under any circumstances use mdf in any part off the structure as it is no more than thick cardboard and will colapse if damp
     
  3. EFCLee1

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    So that's 7.8 feet by 6.5 feet

    What floor did you make? and would the frame in my OP all at 4x2 covered with OSB will that suffice? Still toying with the idea of concrete but I have a drain hole were I want to put the shed, grr


    also - the shed will go in a corner so would I be able to have both of these walls in OSB? surely that will bring the cost down somewhat?
     
  4. EFCLee1

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    Well that's just it!! I look at these shed packs and think "what a load of garbage!!"

    There you go again with another snide remark - you need to grow up!!
     
  5. EFCLee1

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    Agreed!!


    I am asking everyone not just listening to one person, am sure there are 100 ways to build a shed so first part of my project is the floor
     
  6. Richard C

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    Give it up guys, EFCLee1 is obviously hell bent on constructing his own shed regardless of cost or practicallity & this is now starting to turn into a GD type thread, if not with reasonably good manners so far ;) . Have a look at EFCLee1's home page photo; somewhat ironic don’t you think! :LOL: ;)

    In certain circumstances it is justified & in 2004, I built my own 12 x 8 barn type extension on the end of a 12 x 8 "off the shelf" apex shed I bought but that was only because no one else did what I wanted; it contained 80% of the timber & cost me 100 quid more than the pre-built shed. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Monkeh

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    4x2 covered in OSB would probably be all right, especially if well supported on concrete blocks. I'd seal the bottom of the OSB with something durable.

    You can clad all the walls with OSB if you wish, it's not too nice to look at though.

    Again it'd need to be properly treated.
     
  8. big-all

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    what you make the floor out off depends on what is being stored inside

    you can build a shed with 2x1" you can make a car from meccano or a house from leggo bricks and they will all function but only just
    there is no inbuilt margin you need to engineer for a bit off overloading a bit off rot a bit off wind and snow a bit off placing a car engine or heavy woodworking machine or you putting on weight
    your design is a 1 to 5 years design ours are 10 to 50 years so does your shed look such good value at twice or 3 times the cost off a properly built and maintained structure :D
     
  9. Alarm

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    I`ll post a pic of mine tomorrow, forgot about this.
    Existing wall, built onto that with brick. concrete floor. Corrugated plastic roof. Nothing special kept in there anyway.

    All in about 400 quid iiRC.
     
  10. EFCLee1

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    Its already been pointed out several times that 1x2 will not suffice so for the frame I will opt for 2x4 and for the walls 2x2 osb on floor and 2 sides with feather edge on the other 2

    What is your design that lasts 10-50 years?
     
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    Do these prices seem high

    2x4 = £1.67 per M

    2x2 = 78p per M

    OSB = 18mm 8x4 £18.13 (for the floor and 2 sides I would need 6 of these not including the roof)

    Feather edge = 2.4 M 6" W £1.75 per length
     
  12. EFCLee1

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    Had a further thought, the OSB for the 2 sides doesnt need to be as thick as the floor so

    OSB = 12mm 8x4 £11.50

    So it would be 2 @ £18.13 and 4 @ £11.50 = £82.26

    Would need a few more for the roof, would 12mm suffice for that?
     
  13. WestmidsChippy

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    wrong. there is only the one way which is the right way.

    i would not go anywhere near osb. the stuff is shight.
    how long are you hoping this shed will last you?

    i ask because if you want it for a while as in until you pop your cloggs and then some there are people here who will give you the advice and tech skills and SOME may even give you detailed steps on how to build such shed.

    the ones where viagra aint'a workin no more ;)

    a cheap shed is exactly that, A CHEAP shed.
     
  14. Alarm

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    Here we go, cost all in about £425. Took me a week of messing about to build it.

    [​IMG][/URL]

    Inside is racked with some old Dexion I got hold of, and a timber workbench, again some scrap I got hold off.

    Scaffhold is for a temp "roof" for the garden. Blue paint was spare from a m8 :D

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  15. big-all

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    ok fair point but wasnt convinced we had convinced you ;)
    http://s21.photobucket.com/albums/b270/bigall2005/?action=view&current=e1e47346.pbw
     
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