Building A Wood Shed

By Robert Robillard on Home Repairs And Remodeling

Building A Wood Shed For Firewood Storage

This article is part 2 from the first article “How To Build A Wood Shed.”

Securing the Rafters

This morning I added Simpson hurricane ties to the rafters. Because this wood shed is open and this area in front of it are wide open fields and windy, I felt the addition of the hurricane ties were a good option.

Hurricane or seismic ties are used in framing of wooden structures. They are generally made of galvanized steel and designed to resist strong winds (including hurricane force winds). There are many different types of connectors.

Adding Plywood Sheathing

1/2 CDX sheathing covers the framing system. 8d ring shank nails every 4-6- inches along the seams and 6-inches in the field.

Trim Goes On Next

Above: Roof sheathing installed and 1×6 pvc rake and fascia trim installed. Because the crown molding will cover the top third of the trim I used 1×6 trim by installing it lower. This saves material.

Crown molding installed above.

House Wrap Protects The Plywood

Tyvek brand barrier and water table trim installed.
Above: a smaller version of the larger garage water table trim.
Tomorrow I plan to finish this project by adding siding and stacking the firewood.

View the Entire Project Here:  Building A Firewood Shed

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Robert Robillard

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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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