Building a Shed

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Taunton Press, 2002 - House & Home - 202 pages
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From a potting shed or a lean-to tool locker to a storage barn or a workshop, this book shows you how to build a range of domestic outbuildings. It provides you with a range of shed options and the advice you need to design the right structure and to build it from the ground up. Sound construction techniques and time-saving tips ensure that the structure goes up quickly. With plenty of professional advice, you will get the details you want in an outbuilding that you will enjoy for years to come. - Designing a shed to match your needs - Constructing shed foundations - - Selecting framing and finishing materials for economy and durability - - Completing floor, wall and roof framing quickly and accurately - - Building stairways and ramps - Installing windows and doors - * In full colour throughout, with over 500 step-by-step colour photographs and illustrations. * Taunton's Build Like a Pro series: expert advice from start to finish, for a range of home improvement projects. The books offer professional level advice in a format that amateur DIY enthusiasts can appreciate.
 

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I just built my own shed! This was my first project and I couldn't have done it without this book. With so many pictures and pro tips, it was like I had a pro helping me every step of the way.
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did not build exactly what they showed, but they showed every detail I needed from start to finish. What a great pro guide. Very well Done! 

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This is a great how-to book. My husband and I built the feature shed on the cover. There was a detail not mentioned in the laying of the flood with the tongue and groove plywood. It failed to mention that when you cut your ply wood lenght wise and use the other two foot wide half on the remaining section of the floor that you would have to groove the plywood to fix in the tongue side. Not too bad seeing we had a table saw and ran the sheet three times thru to get the groove. Then the tongue side of that same board had to be sawed off. A little inconvience, but I guess that saved having to go to the lumber yard and buy another sheet of plywood for sixteen dollars.  

Contents

Introduction
2
Before You Build
8
CHAPTER
27
CHAPTER THREE
55
CHAPTER FOUR
77
CHAPTER FIVE
107
CHAPTER
137
CHAPTER SEVEN
169
Resources
198
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About the author (2002)

Joseph Truini has worked as a remodelling contractor, cabinetmaker and union carpenter. He writtes extensively for magazines and appears regularly on American television.

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