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Smallish freestanding building, used primarily for storage.

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How much of a shed can be framed using 2x4 lumber?

The place I work at has been ordering new machinery and it comes in with 2x4 frames. They are throwing the wood away! Anyhow, I can get all I want. So my question is how much of the shed can I do ...
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Soundproofing workshed floor & roof

Roof high side Window __o o o o o__ Door o--|--|--|--o o--|--|--|--o o o o o o Roof low side I'm planning a soundproof shed using pine posts, laid out ...
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Insulation for Entertainment Shed

I have a shed that was just built with the idea of being used as an entertainment shed. Although we call it a shed, it was built more like a 10x12 house. I currently am getting the electric installed ...
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Can a Solartube be installed in a garden shed?

Can a Solar tube be installed in a "Tuff Shed" , used as a workshop? There is no drywall ceiling- just a plywood roof covered with shingles, tar paper, etc. The height of the shed is about 10 ft.
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Estimating frost heave displacement?

I'm planning a storage shed underneath a deck. I'll assume that the deck is anchored below the frost line and won't move when the ground freezes. I'd like to build the shed on just a floating gravel ...
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Shed with gaps at the top, wasp nest come back every year

I have a nice shed in the backyard but every year wasp nests reappear in there. the shed has these 2x4 sized gaps between the roof and the side walls on the sides of the shed. I saw a recommendation ...
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What size breaker and wire do I need for a subpanel in my shed?

I am wanting to run power to my shed/workshop. I will have 8 outlets running table saw and such not everything at same time also will have shop lights and a separate 20 amp circuit for pool pump. ...
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My neighbors have a dirt and rock yard and the run-off floods a shed. How can I inhibit this?

We just bought a house and the house has a (or once was, at least) a nice shed in the back with both water and power. Image is to scale (the shed is 12' x 12'). The problem is that erosion from the ...
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How can I run power to my shed from my pool electrical panel

I have a single 15 amp breaker available in my pool electrical panel. I would like to run power from there to my shed for a handful of outlets and a pair of light fixtures. I plan to bury metal ...
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Replace gazebo canopy with hard top

I have a a steel frame gazebo with ripped canopy. Therefore, I was thinking of replacing the canopy with hard top. I have started my research and I arrived at these options 1- Ondura corrugated panel (...
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Putting together a shed on a slight slope

I'm hoping to put together a shed that's on a slight slope. It will sit on top of asphalt. What should I use to make sure the floor is level? Some 2x4's? Should I bolt the 2x4's to the asphalt before ...
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Move a shed vs. Demolish and install a new shed [closed]

We are remodeling and our current wooden shed needs to be moved to a new spot. One option is to hire folks to relocated the shed and the alternative is to demolish the current shed, dispose it and ...
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Can I add a lean-to to a large shed?

Is adding a large lean-to roof for a large shed going to exceed the limits for the IBC definition of a shed? The shed (details below) is already at the IBC limits for shed area and height. The lean-...
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What options are available for connecting new shed to power?

I am about to finish building a large shed (small garage) in Wisconsin and I'm considering my options for running power to it. The power company is WE Energies. The shed is pretty close to a power ...
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Is a metal post base needed on a concrete pier?

I'm building a backyard storage shed that will be supported by two 4x6x16' pressure treated rails laying on concrete piers. The 6" side will be flat against the pier. At the building supply store I ...
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INSULATING A STUCCO SHED

I live in an high desert where it gets very cold, -20 in the winter,with 95 degree days in the summer. I have a beverage cooler in a building with a new shed attached to it to protect the compressor. ...
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Shed Siding Clearance

I'm building a 12x20 shed pretty soon, and will likely put it on a concrete slab with treated sill plates bolted to the concrete. The walls will be the standard 92 5/8 studs with 3" of top and bottom ...
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Messed up shed concrete pier foundation - wrong spacing. Does my plan to fix this look realistic?

Hmm. So here's the situation. I've ordered a 10x16 shed and decided to build concrete piers foundation. Iv'e used shed manufacturer instructions but messed up the piers positioning. As you can see I'...
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Is 4 ten-feet 4x4s enough for a shed foundation?

I've ordered a 10x16 shed and building a shed foundation right now. Basically I did 8 concrete piers and I'm planning to just run four 4x4 timber posts in parallel. Will that be enough of a support? ...
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How much can concrete form tube protrude above the ground?

I want to build a shed foundation. I will be using these concrete tubes. The area where it will be installed is kinda shallow and gets muddy in the spring. This is why I want these tubes to be above ...
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Raising and extending a concrete shed base, does the existing concrete need to be broken up?

I have an existing concrete shed base which is a bit cracked (due to a nearby tree) but generally OK. I'm planning to replace my 10x6 shed with a 10x14 one which will mean extending the concrete base. ...
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Is a ridge beam necessary for a small shed roof?

I am planning a 12x8 shed and looking at frame designs on the web. I see a mix of ideas out there that are all presumably just as good as the next. One inconsistency I see is that some roofs have a ...
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How should pressure treated wood post foundations be protected?

I am planning on building a 3.5 by 4m garden shed/workshop, and I am thinking that I'll construct it on pressure treated wood post foundations. I have some 100x100mm pressure treated pine posts. My ...
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How to waterproof inside cedar shed?

I want to build this shed like the picture below (I got from someone else) using my leftover cedar fence pickets: However I don't know if it will leak water from the side. There isn't much protection ...
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Shed panel warped, but isn't anymore

I had a shed delivered two weeks ago. It has been stored up right for a week when I noticed that some panels were bent/warped. It's now being returned and collected this week. See picture. However ...
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What are the pros and cons of building a shed on stilts on ground that is quite boggy for a month or two in the winter?

The stilts would be wooden and with concrete foundations. The shed would have a plank floor maybe 30cm above the ground, and there is sufficient wind to keep it dry. The area gets little snow.
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Redoing shed base

I have a 12x16 shed, in which is built on a skid. The skid bottom is starting to rot. Is it possible to remove the floor inside the shed, dig out six holes, and put 4x4 posts cemented in, and attach ...
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How should I insulate my workshop

I have a 20x14' workshop in my backyard. When I had it build, I had the installer place rigid insulation form under the concrete slab but everything else was not insulated. Since then, I've ...
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Building a retaining wall around our shed - moisture barrier needed?

I'd like to build a retaining wall/large planter around our shed to create some scenery and block the "crawspace" underneath the shed. Should we use a moisture barrier against the exterior walls of ...
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Backyard shed with keyed hasp same as house key [closed]

Anyone know if there's a solution for locking a backyard shed, that would let me rekey it to be the same as a normal house key. The shed is a Tuff Shed with double wood doors like this: Currently ...
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What is the best method for strong timber wall inside tin shed

I have a tin shed in the yard approximately 3m x 4m. It has a concrete base. The walls are tin and the verticals/studs are very far between and not super solid. I want to build a french cleat system ...
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How do I make a good base for a shed?

I would like to make a 10' x 16' shed using concrete blocks for the base. Should I put sand or cement under the blocks?
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Hanging a new shed door on a frame that is not level

I have moved into a house that has an old shed without a door. I have just bought a tongue and groove, braced and ledged door and primed and painted it. I'm looking to install it. I have 3 issues: ...
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Mold and an insulated shed roof

Thanks in advance for any answers. I have just had a shed installed which is built onto the side of our house. It has a metal roof, with OSB board under it (there are wooden noggins to support it). ...
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Is a floating perimeter slab a good approach for a dirt-floor shed?

I'm building a 16' x 7' shed and chicken coop in Seattle. I want it to have a dirt floor and be safe from predators crawling underneath. I've been struggling with how best to do the "foundation". I ...
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Why isn't shed insulation working as I expected?

I insulated my 3x3.5 m metal shed with 55mm thick foil lined "space blanket". Foil inwards, of course, is, not facing the metal. The metal walls & roof was initially & thoroughly lined with ...
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How do I divert rain water that collects between two shed structures?

I have a pvc hoop shed that sits against the rear of my main resin storage shed. The rainwater flows down the taut tarp of the hoop shed & gets into the main shed floor. What's the best method to ...
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Mounting a heavy (21 Kg) fan on a shed wall

I want to mount an industrial fan in my shed. Because of its dimensions, the only option seems to fix it on a wood beam that run around the shed near the top (see the red square on the picture): I'...
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Should there be a gap when adding insulation in a wooden outbuilding?

I'm currently in the middle of a home office project. It's a simple wooden outbuilding and I'm insulating it with polystyrene sheets. Once they are in, I'll go over them with with some tongue and ...
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How to minimise the amount of concrete needed for a shed foundation?

I’m looking to build a 6m by 3m shed in the back garden. It will be jammed in between 3 neighbours’ gardens, so it will have to be less than 2.5m high. Roof will most likely be a low grade pitch with ...
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Completely waterproof top of deck/shed (would TigerPaw work?)

I have a deck at my front door. I have made it so that below the deck is a shed. I am having trouble water proofing the top of the deck. I have seen many things on the internet to have something under ...
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Must all firewood sheds have airflow?

I am about to make a 2400mm x 700mm x 1800mm firewood shed for storing dry wood and keeping it that way. The location is the least affected by elements on our property, it's very protected from wind, ...
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How can I put a plastic sky-light in a shed roof?

I have a large shed with a shallow angled roof made from 9mm OSB board and supported by wooden beams every 3ft approx, and covered with standard shed roofing felt. I want to put a few sky-lights made ...
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How can I convert from an overhead door to a man door?

A property I purchased has a detached and pretty solid detached garage in the back on a raised cement foundation. It has running electricity and I have no need for it, so I'm considering turning it ...
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Water management and shed base for two sheds built against the houses on adjacent properties

This is a follow up for this question where I was asking for help on cutting in half and relocating a shed. The job is done and the result looks like this I have take the shed out of there in order ...
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What is the best way to board interior of a large shed?

I have a large shed/workshop which I want to board with OSB/Ply to make the interior more usable for hanging things from the walls and to just generally make it "nicer" inside. I'm not fussed about ...
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Shed moisture barrier between floor joists and flooring

I have a pre-existing shed that is effectively sitting on the ground. About 2/3 of the base is crushed limestone and the last 1/3 is soil. I am replacing the 1/3 soil with additional crushed ...
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How to run water through winter with bedrock?

Ultimately, we want to have year-round water in a building roughly 300 feet (90m) from our well/house. Where we live the average winter temperature is ~14 farenheit (-10 celsius), and bottoms out ...
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Ramp for a tool shed

I need to build a ramp into a shed to roll carts in and out. It has to be removable. Door opening is 50", rise is 10" and I have 48" of space in front of the shed. Max weight on the ramp at one time ...
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How many posts for a shed?

Living in the northern side of Georgia, it's somewhat difficult to find a flat spot to build on so I have some general questions about building a shed on a slope like this or like that -- specifically ...