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


1 comment:

Ed said...

I really enjoyed your video and liked the idea for leveling the base. I noticed that the lumber at home improvement stores appear to be warped when the edge is placed on their cement floor.
Do you have a technique for working with this and making sure the base is level.
Thanks,
Ed Nahmias
edmondnahmias@yahoo.com