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storage shed
2400mm x 3000mm (8ft x 10ft) Storage Shed Plans

Page 4:   Instructions part one

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shed floor Step 1.The Floor
Cut the Floor Frame members (skids and joists) from the 'Materials List', to the measurements shown in the 'Skid and Joist Outlay' plan. On level ground, make up the Floor Frame, also as per the 'Skid and Joist Outlay' plan.
Cover the floor with 20mm (3/4) inch plywood, nailing a maximum of 200 (8") apart on all joists.
Alternative flooring can be used such as 20mm (3/4") thick boards, or other suitable sheet.

shed frame Step 2. The Wall Frames
Cut the Wall Frame members from the 'Materials List' to the measurements as shown in the 'Wall Frame and Stud Placement' and Cross Section Plans. Cut the longest members first.

Make the Wall Frames up on even ground, referring to the 'Wall Frame and Stud Placement' Plan which shows the placement of the studs from a bird's eye-view. In this particular plan, the Studs are spaced at 600 [2ft] crs or o.c.(which means "at centers" or "on center"). This means the Studs are spaced apart 600 (2ft) from the center of one Stud, to the center of the adjoining Stud (where possible).
Studs spaced at 600 [2ft] crs/o.c. are also placed appropriately to accommodate standard width 1200 [4ft] Cladding or Lining, either exterior and interior.

shed blocks Step 3. Wall Frame Nogging
Fix four rows of Noggings, evenly spaced between all the Studs. This is best done while the Wall Frame is still laid on the ground. The Noggings give the exterior vertical Boards something substantial to be nailed to.

standing the shed frame Step 4. Lift and Fix the Wall Frames in Place
Nail the Wall Frames together at the corners so the outside edges of the corner Studs are flush.

Ensure the Bottom Plate is straight and that the outside edge is flush with the edge of the floor and then nail in place. Make the walls plumb (vertical) and temporarily brace on the inside of the walls.

shed roof frame Step 5. The Roof Beam
Cut and fix the two Beam Supports on top of (and in the middle of) the front and rear Wall Frame Top Plates. The Roof Beam can then be cut to length and fixed in place on top of the two Beam Supports.

Cut four end rafters as per the 'Rafter Detail' drawing and fix in place. Plumb and temporarily brace.

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bullet Page 1:   Introduction and Contents
bullet Page 2:   Materials List
bullet Page 3:   Plans
bullet Page 4:   Instructions part one
bullet Page 5:   Instructions part two
bullet Page 6:   Instructions part three
bullet Append:   Glossary of terms



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