This 100 square foot garden shed has upgraded features not even found in sheds twice its size. It features two generous windows and fresh air ventilation. Doing projects in this shed or simply storing items inside it will be easy because the daylight and fresh air will be ample. The double doors streamline bringing garden tools in or out and the angled ramp simplifies moving items in and out. You'll be able to push the lawnmower in and out easily. The kids will have the perfect garage for their bikes and those still using tricycles will be able to push them up and down the ramp by themselves.
Materials you’ll need
Step 1 – Foundation Preparation
1.1 Clear the vegetation away and level the spot for the shed and layout for the foundation, using the drawing below as a guide.
1.2 Dig the footing trenches at least 1 foot wide and 1 foot deep.
1.3 Fill the trenches to the top with concrete and let them cure. Hardening times vary among manufacturers, as well as weather conditions.
1.4 Spread a layer of mortar across one side of the foundation. Place a single layer of bricks over the top, placing mortar between them.
Step 2 – Framing The Floor
2.1 Assemble the floor frame using pressure-treated lumber. You will need boards to use as the floor joists.
2.2 Secure the beams with wood screws.
2.3 Using a square, make sure all the outside corners are 90°. If not, square up the framing.
Step 3 – Assemble Front Wall Frame
3.1 Using pressure-treated lumber, construct front wall frame using the drawing as a guide. You will need boards that will be the cripple studs (the short pieces over the door opening), door header and the wall studs.
3.2 Connect the beams with flat head wood screws.
3.3 Using a square, check the corners verify each is 90°.
Step 4 – Assemble Back Wall Frame
4.1 Using pressure-treated lumber, construct back wall frame according to the illustration. You will need boards for the studs and for the top and bottom plates.
4.2 Connect the beams with wood screws.
4.3 Using your square, measure each corner to verify that it is 90°.
Step 5 – Assemble Left and Right Wall Frames
5.1 Using pressure-treated lumber, construct the side wall frames using the instructive image below as a guide. You will need boards that will be the cripple studs, studs, window header, rough sill, wall studs and top and bottom plates.
5.2 Connect the beams with wood screws.
5.3 Use the square to check the corners to make sure they are each 90°.
Step 6 – Assemble the Roof Frame
6.1 Using pressure-treated lumber, cut rafters according to the dimensions shown.
6.2 Cut collar ties according to the length shown.
6.3 Cut the ridge board.
6.4 Connect the beams with flat head wood screws.
Step 7 – Roof Sheathing Installation
7.1 You will need dimensional or architectural asphalt shingle roofing.
7.2 Add the metal flashing to the fascias.
7.3 Cover the plywood with roofing underlay.
7.4 Install shingles using a heavy duty staple gun or roofing nails.
Step 8 – Decorate the Shed
Don’t forget to choose the desirable paint for your mood and the colors of your yard.
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