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Buliding A 8X16 Storage Shed

Buliding A 8X16 Storage Shed
hi everybody this dan the man the building man once again starting another project this time I'm going to build a

storage

shed

I'm gonna make it 8 by 16 you know that's a pretty big

storage

shed

well if you look at my previous work I've done he's going my blog right here and check that out and you can see that I our garage was converted to a entertainment room and of course you lose a lot of space when you do that so that's what happened and so as time goes long
buliding a 8x16 storage shed
accumulated all this stuff I just don't have place to store things in this

shed

was built in 1974 when the house was made and it's it's just rusty I can't look at this tall stuff in there I can't even hardly get in there so I need more space so that's what I'm gonna do I'm gonna build a

storage

shed

so I'm all excited about this trip here we go okay the first thing I was doing was taking my foundation holes I didn't the last few inches out of each hole
here now problem I had with two of the holes where I had a big tree that I cut down the roots were pretty thick they're like eight inches diameter and it took me quite a bit of work to get those out then I took a half a bag of cement in each hole let it dry then I put my four by fours on top of it reason I was doing this is an expanding soil so the thing shift around so this way when things it surrounded it would be kind of more flexible and I won't have cracks so then I put the pea
rocks and packed it with dirt made as tight as I could so the foundation was pretty sturdy after I did this I sprayed it up with weeding grass control the stuff that kills up to one year make sure I get no grooves there then I put the tarp down to supposed to any weeds from growing so hopefully I don't have to deal see any week's pop up I put my brackets in then put my two by sixes to finish off the foundation here starting to get excited as seeing things was starting to fall into
place nail down everything so there would be no movement floor would be solid the floors I first people ready come on I painted work coats of paint so hopefully they'll last longer then lined it up use my sledgehammer and my kind racket to make it as tight fitting as I could and use my nail gun to fasten the floor into place and by doing all this I completed the foundation and ready to start making the framing my car I was using for most of the transport from the Home Depot to home and like
to two-by-sixes here at 2 by 8 fours I could only get 12 in at a time so it took a while so now you finally got to make my framing and starting on the back wall it's going to be about 7 feet to get underneath the eaves there so I'm making two 8-foot section so it's going to be 16 foot long got to use all my tools I have which it makes things faster use my nail gun again now I had one slight problem when I was at Neyland and I was had my hand you can see there and I had the gun tilted
buliding a 8x16 storage shed
just slightly and do my gut it went nail went through two fingers ouch but ground let me use this truck every time I needed to get a 4x8 nailed it in and just about after I did this one my nail got broke and I wasn't able to use it again the repair took too long so I had to start using screws which was much longer and a lot more expensive I bought a lot of screws line up to make sure I do we're all the wood wood so I screw it right in and you can see using screws this takes longer
since this is the back wall and once it's up against the existing wall here I wasn't going to be able to pin it so I had to do it now so once again I put two coats of primer and two codes external pain on so that would be done since it would not be able to be painted once it's up against that wall these babies were heavy I'd use all my strength to lift them up didn't display myself took a little longer but I enjoyed it now the fun part putting all the framing together you
know you measure twice cut once is a good rule making sure everything is square I could tell another professional is an amateur just a 73 year old guy trying to make a

storage

shed

all you professional people are probably what's he doing but I thought it was coming out pretty good attaching the roof make it all connect after I fini

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with doing this then I also where the leaves are there I took boards and made that which is going to be the top of the roof so I would have an angle so you
can see right there where the rains it would drain down not to sit on the roof yeah these boards were heavy for an old guy but I was able to get him up there using the leverage being retired I could take my time and of course you don't know the temperature it is pretty warm that's been upper 90s and sometimes it triple-digit but I was able to get them all up there then once again using my screws which took long here but you know join this 90 degrees temperature that was pointing down
give me my suntan next putting down the roof tar paper nailing it down then putting the tile on yeah it was pretty hot up there I take quite a few breaks to cool off then I got my sighting and on the sides here I had to cut angles so I'd measure it and did my cut and what fit properly it does what about that these were much easier since I didn't have to do a side cut but these things are pretty heavy I put some wood that I could set it on so I could line it up and then they just kind of
buliding a 8x16 storage shed
slide into each other kind of cool again some angle cuts for the frontside fitting those in there and then I had all this I came in the door way to make sure everything was square and to set it on top of the siding trimmed it using this jig that which is pretty neat getting some straight cuts screw it in and that's pretty heavy but I put it in there and then worked on the brackets tightening them up and the door swings freely next put in in the ceiling those four buddies are just too heavy
for me to handle so I had to kind of in half which was more easier to handle it wasn't going to have a nice smooth cut across but this was a story so you know it's not gonna be like that room I had to trim around where I was gonna have the light electricity coming through even with cutting in half it still was a strain to get those up there but when they got down to the the final two pieces here and had my ceiling in the walls were easier except where I had all my electrical did I put
in six outlets so cutting around the wood I used would be instead of wall board because it's going to be a

storage

shed

so I got to be using hanging things so I wanted the wood to be more sturdy than wall board since it's a

storage

ship now once I didn't have to worry about the outlets that went pretty quick then the door the final piece get that all screwed in I decided to put tile down so not so much where chair on the floor and easy to clean and sweep out use this stuff that you
just peel off the back and stick it on nothing fancy this would be easy to like I say sweet Oh then the fun part painting I got to use my spray gun which I hadn't be able to use since i painted the house so it's much easier to paint with spray gun than using a roller or a brush I tell you that and in the final section of pain well it's been three weeks since I started this project I used every two of my arsenal it's been a lot of fun now if an old guy like me being 73 years old
can get this done and it was almost triple degrees temperature or first two weeks you young folks should be able to do something like this real easy now the only experience I have had was in my junior high at woodshop class mr. Rubio was his name we made a candy dish and a lightest angle and I think I got to see in the class so I wish he was still alive I like to show them what things I have done since that time because he was always an inspiration even though I didn't get it very good great
so let's take a look and see how the whole project looks it was a lot of fun so here's a final look at all the tools most of the tools anyway I use for this project I love my power tools a final look inside my 16 by 8

storage

shed

there she be I'm gonna paint the walls and build some shelves and we'll start filling this thing up it was a fun project I really enjoyed it now I have confidence to build my next project which I've been waiting to do for a long time just build my
workshop so stay tuned to see that coming probably in the next three to four months when I get that project started have a great day you