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It’s DIY Shed time!! I can’t wait to show you how we built this beautiful shed and added a roof too. Me and my husband have been struggling for years with a garage full of tools, a lawn mower, yard tools etc. It always makes our garage so junkie and it bugs me that we are always tripping over it all. I’m so excited to have a shed to store it all. We looked all over the internet for inspiration on what size we should make our shed. I didn’t want to build a giant shed that would take up a lot of yard space. I wanted something that sat nicely next to the house. We found this SHED PLAN online and followed it. We changed the door design and added gold hardware (would you expect anything less from me)? We’ve renovated and added custom things to our last 4 homes but we’ve never built anything from scratch. This project was very rewarding!
So let’s get into it!
We aren’t going to go too in depth on the build because the plans have pictures and explain it perfectly. I’ll still walk you through what we did and show you progress pics but honestly those shed plans lay it out best. I am going to show you every detail of the roofing though. Roofing has always intimidated us. We both now feel like we could fix a leak our repair shingles on our house after roofing the shed.
- 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber, 72” long SKIDS
- 2 pieces of 2×4” lumber 72” long, 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber 45” long JOISTS
- 1 sheet of 3/4” tongue and groove plywood, 48 x 72” FLOORING
- 8 pieces of 2×4 lumber 96” – one end cut at 19º, 16 pieces of 2×4 lumber 81” WALL STUDS
- 3 pieces of 2×4 lumber 72”, 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber 41”, 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber 12” PLATES
- 150 sq ft of 5/8” grooved plywood SIDING
- 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber, 50 3/4” long RAFTERS
- 1 piece of 3/4” plywood 74 3/4” x 48”, 1 piece of 3/4” plywood 74 3/4 x4 1/4” ROOFING
- 30 sq ft of roofing felt FeltBuster® High-Traction Synthetic Roofing Felt; FeltBuster®
- 30 sq ft of asphalt shingles Timberline® High Definition®
- 6,5 ft TimberTex® Premium Ridge Cap Shingles; TimberTex®
- 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 48″x72″ long, 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 66″ long, 2 pieces – 48″ long, 1 piece – 57″ long
- Nails: 1 ¼” GALVANIZED STEEL ROOFING NAILS (50 ct)
- Nails: 1” – 1 ¼” ROUND CAP PLASTIC ROOFING NAIL (100 ct)
- Screws: 3.5″ OUTDOOR SCREWS (250 ct)
We first needed to buy all of our supplies. Of course we went to Lowes as we always do! We headed to the Roofing aisle and since we have three energetic boys it was an adventure as always!
Next we added the siding. I love the look of a plank wall and the siding laid horizontally gave me that look I was going for. The siding has a groove and slips into each other so it has a nice clean finish. We cut and measured as we went around and did that on the entire shed except for where the door would be.
- Lay the FeltBuster®. Cut the FeltBuster® to the size of the roof. We cut two pieces and the FeltBuster® must overlap a minimum of 2 inches. Nail it in with orange capped nails. This prevents water from entering the nail holes.
2. Lay the Timberline® shingles. Start your first row by laying the full sheets butted up together. When you get to the end cut the excess off. On row 2 cut six inches of the starter shingle. Then lay the full shingles the rest of the way on the row. On row 3 cut 11 inches off the starter sheet. On row 4 cut 17 inches off. On row 5 start over with a full sheet like you did on row 1. Then the pattern starts over until you reach the top. Then you will finish off with the TimberTex® Premium Ridge Cap Shingles. Place horizontally overlapping. There is a line that shows you were to overlap which makes it really simple. I want to mention that we really love the GAF brand of roofing products. They look good and are extremely durable. It’s so important to choose a reliable product when doing big projects like these.
3. Build the door. We chose to make one big door rather than 2 small doors like the plans show. We used the siding and cut to size of the opening. We nailed trim around the edges of the door for support and design. We added the diagonal trim in the middle to add interest. I love the clean modern look. We painted the whole thing white and wow it came to life after paint! I insisted on big chunky hinges that I could spray gold. We used a gate door lock and sprayed it gold too. All items can be purchased from Lowes.
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Have any of you built a shed? If so how did it go?!