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Excellent video & plans ! Very nice quality sheds. Thanx
What do you do if your shed has a length longer than you can buy pressure treated 4×4’s for?
If your skids need to be spliced just put a block or other support under the joint to carry the weight. Don’t worry about securing them together. Or you can buy 2×4’s and sandwich them together by offsetting the joint 3 to 4 ft.
OK, thanks for your reply!
Excellent, been working with wood all my life and I still picked up some useful information here
Great video! Thank You!
Thank you, great instructions and good voice.
Thank you, great instructions and good voice. Very helpful
Wish my grandpa was like you…
Hello, is the concrete slab built on top of a bed of gravel? Thanks.
A concrete slab will be built directly on the ground. Dig down about 6 inches around the edges to make them thicker, then fill and raise the middle about 2 inches and pour your slab about 4 inches thick. This will make it about 6 inches off the ground to allow for water to run around it, and allow 4 to 5 inches of wood to earth gap with 1 inch siding overhang.
That’s ok for places like Florida. But I live in Montreal Canada, where the winter temperatures sometime reach -40 below zero Celsius. I don’t believe that the concrete slab can be built directly over the ground for this reason. quite simply,
the ground under the concrete slab gets so frozen that the slab will eventually
crack. This is why a layer of about 6″ of compacted gravel is necessary UNDER the concrete slab. And that’s not all. Rebarb is needed in the concrete slab as
well. Extreme cold causes very bad things to happen…..
THIS IS A REALLY EXCELLENT VIDEO ON ALL POINTS!!!
Can the door on a 8×10 or 8×12 gable be located on the long side?
Yes the door can be located on any side of the shed.
Nice job gave me a lot of great ideas going straight to your website thanks for the video
translate is french please
i love your explanations thank you. do you have anything on how to build a garage with a loft on top i have a small space to build and want to build up 🙂
+mimi taylor Your best option for a loft is something with a barn stye gambrel roof. There are plenty of videos on building those on this youtube channel, and more info on my website: CheapSheds.com.
Love this video. I need to build a hot water room around the plumbing under my treehouse and didn’t want a concrete floor. This looks like I can maneuver what I need to around the all the pipes. Thank you so much! Treehouse Wise Woman
I have a 20x50ft slab the previous homeowners had put in before I bought the house. After watching this, I may have found something to cover some of it up.
Do your plans include a materials list + cut list? Thanks for the video, thumbs up!
great video and information but I find it hard to listen to you as all I’m thinking is Robot!
This is one of my earlier videos so I think I have improved over the years. As long as you are able to get through it, that is the most important thing.
Nicely done. Keep up the good work.