Shed Installment #1 the foundation
OK so last week I threatened to build a shed. I've actually done some work on it.
First I had to find a spot and with all the trees and septic field this is the spot I came up with. Not perfect, too close to trees and does experience some run off so I need to take that into consideration with the foundation design.
first order of business is to get the first four corners located and with blocking level with each other.
you scrape away the top soil, add pea gravel and tamp hard
Now you've got to level everything with 4x4 PT blocks
Next I layout the joist locations on the two long 12 ft boards. Santa needs to send me a bigger framing square.
New definition for tailgating.
now need to attach to the first two boards. Since I'm working alone you need some clamps and blocking to hold the boards in place
now the board sets in place
Next is to put all the remaining joists into place,
Again with the clamps
Set the joist in place and measure the size of blocking required:
remove the joist, cut the blocking and insert
Put the joist back in place, nail at the ends and toenail to the blocking.
Repeat 28 times.
Last step is too add all the cross bracing under where the edges of the 4x8 sheets of flooring with rest
before long you are done with the foundation framing, notice the two cantilevered sections at the ends that are there to hide the piers out of view.
Today i made a trip to the quarry where i found out you can get as much crushed stone as will fit in a pick-up for $30. I'm planning on putting this around the piers to stabilize the soil from any further erosion from run off and to minimize the desirability of the under shed area for critter nesting. probably going to need metal wire mesh perimeter as well
If I had stronger springs I could have gotten more.