Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Use Frog Tape to make graphic art

I started Using Frog Tape to tape out my painting on paper, and It works really good.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Truss system for shed, barn or tiny house

I’m build a tool shed for my lawn mower and garden equipment.  Most of the building practices can also be applied when building a tiny House.
In this video I build the truss system for my shed, I decided to build the trusses before the wall because I wanted to use the shed platform / foundation for a level surface to design and build the truss system.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Shed, tiny house, barn foundation / platform

I’m building a new storage shed for my lawn mower and gardening tools.  I’ve noticed that most sheds tend to rot from the bottom up and are often home to ground hogs and skunks.  Because of these issues I’m taking a little more time and effort to prevent that from happening to this shed.  Hope you find this video helpful

 Material and cut list for this 10’ x 16’ shed foundation / platform

Material list

  2  - 2x6 x 16’ = ledger boards    pressure treated
13  - 2x6 x 10’ = floor joist      pressure treated
 1   - 2x6 x   8’ = for building up the corners   pressure treated
 4   - 2x4 x 10’ =  for building up the corners and the framing for the apron    pressure treated
 1   - 4x4 x   8'  = corner post  pressure treated
 2   - sheets ½ inch treated plywood for the apron
 5   - sheets ¾ inch plywood  for floor
 3   - cans roofing cement
 1   - 12’ x 25’  4 millimeter plastic roll vapor barrier
 3   - boxes 4’ deck screws
 1   - box of washers
 8   - 4.5” lag bolts

Cut List
cut list is only for  ledger boards and joist, other cuts are subject to your building site

 2   - 2x6  x 16’    = frame /   ledger boards
13  - 2x6  x 9’9”  = floor joist