Saturday, July 20, 2013

Old fashioned shed build-subfloor.

Just a quick update post on Mr CH's shed build.I keep forgetting.
The hardwood bearers we had locally milled were green off sawn (GOS)  in other words cheap, because it isn't kiln dried. The bearers bent slightly while waiting for (the rain to stop) Mr CH to use them, so the timber needed some persuasion to straighten so the bearers could be bolted to the stirrups, using ropes and straps

Cutting joists.

Subfloor done and dusted.

Joists nailed down and anchored with steel strapping.

Back wall frame built and waiting to be lifted in place.

First wall up and braced temporarily with stud stays while being nailed down.
And stayed like that while it rained every weekend for more than a month!

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  1. That is one rather large "man cave". Sure it's not an extra room for one of the kids? xx

  2. considering the weather and hick-ups re the timbers - looks like a job well done :) love the footings :)


  3. The frame looks good and sturdy, Simmone. Well, not everyone uses metal strapping, but if you intend a built-to-last house, even if it's just a shed, you'd surely want to use those straps.


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