The new building has twice the floor space as the old one and additionally has two lofted platforms for storing all those thing we never use but can't bear to part with. In the ensuing two years more and more of this building has been taken over as a work shop for carpentry and furniture refinishing. More toy space as my wife calls it was needed for new tools etc.
So the next logical step was to consider building another small building strictly for yard tools and equipment.
As with the last project, I had to conceptualize a design first. This time I had to be careful not to get overly ambitious about what I could do just by myself. With that in mind I called up my design software and in about two days I had the design done and in another two the drawings and material cut lists were complete.
After selecting where I was going to put it, I located supporting blocks and started constructing the platform frame.
|Two sets of intermediate floor joist were put in and|
supported at the ends with hanger blocks. These were
all mounted with 3" deck screws.
Once the frame was complete and final leveling was done 11/32 plywood was attached for flooring.
|The floor panels were attached with 1-5/8" deck screws.|
|First came the back wall.|
|Then the first side wall.|
Both of these required careful measuring and clamping to keep them square and true. These were then used as templates for the second side wall and the front wall. Again 3" deck screws were used throughout.
|Second side wall buifirst.top of first.|
|Front wall built on top of back wall.|
I was now ready to begin erection of the building.
|The first side wall.|
|The back wall.|
|The second side wall.|
|The front wall.|
|And finally the roof trusses were put in place.|
It was now time to start puting the external wall pickets in place.
|First the back wall.|
|Then the side walls.|
|And the front wall.|
Sills angled at 5° were then added to the window openings to keep rain out.
|And the top.|
|The trim boards were put up with finish nails.|