This 10 by 14 storage shed is the perfect place to store your bulky, extra equipment. The 140 square foot shed has plenty of wall space to hang tools, store recreational equipment, or support shelves. Furthermore, it could also double up as a workspace, if needed. The double doors give you plenty of room to maneuver when carrying items in and out and provide a healthy flow of air and light when you are working inside. The gable roof keeps rain and snow from settling on the shed, making it a great option for all weather conditions. Because of its bright blue color, this shed has a coastal, beach feel that would look great in any outdoor area.
Materials you’ll need
Step 1 – Foundation Preparation
1.1 Clear the area where you want to build the shed and layout for the foundation. Use the below illustration as a guide.
1.2 For the foundation, dig the trenches at least 1 foot wide and 1 foot deep.
1.3 Fill the trenches to ground level with concrete and let cure, or harden. Since curing times vary between brands, read the packaging for the recommended times.
1.4 Once the concrete has cured, use standard-sized bricks and lay them across the foundation.
Step 2 – Framing The Floor
2.1 Assemble the frame using treated lumber. You will need 11 boards for the floor joist.
2.2 Use wood screws to secure the beams.
2.3 Check the corners to make sure they are 90°.
Step 3 – Assemble Front Wall Frame
3.1 Using treated lumber, build the front wall frame using the drawing below as a tool.
3.2 Connect the beam and studs together with wood screws.
3.3 Using a speed square or carpenter’s square, verify each corner is 90°.
Step 4 – Assemble Back Wall Frame
4.1 Using pressure-treated lumber, make the back wall frame using the drawing below as a reference.
4.2 Connect the beams with wood screws.
4.3 Using a square, check the corners to make sure they are 90°.
Step 5 – Assemble Left and Right Wall Frames
5.1 Using pressure-treated lumber, construct the wall frames using treated lumber. The drawing below provides a reference. You will need boards for the studs and
for the top and bottom plates.
5.2 Use wood screws to connect the beams.
5.3 Using the square of your choice, check the corners to make sure they are 90°.
Step 6 – Assemble the Roof Frame
6.1 Cut 24 rafters of treated lumber, according to the dimensions.
6.2 Cut ten collar ties using the treated lumber, according to the dimensions.
6.3 Using the treated board, cut the ridge board as shown below.
6.4 Connect the beams with flat head Phillips wood screws.
Step 7 – Install Plywood for the Roof
7.1 Cut sheets of plywood for the roof sheathing using the drawing below as a guide.
7.2 Secure the plywood with wood screws.
Step 8 – Roof Sheathing Installation
7.1 You will need 200 square feet of asphalt shingle roofing.
7.2 Install a metal drip edge to the fascias
7.3 Cover the plywood with roofing or building paper.
7.4 Install asphalt shingle roofing using an industrial stapler or hammer using roofing nails.
Step 9 – Decorate the Shed
Don’t forget to choose the desirable paint for your mood and the colors of your yard. Decorate your chicken coop by giving it unique and stylish look.
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