Shed Framing


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Old 07-07-06, 08:29 PM
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Shed Framing

I am building a 10'x16' shed and wanted to know what to use for framing the walls and roof - Nails or Screws? And what kind (Steel/Galvanized/etc) for each application. I have 2x6 PT Floor Joists covered with 3/4 " plywood and I used decking screws for that. The walls and roof will be framed with 2x4 construction - 24" OC. The walls will be sheathed with 7/16" OSB with vinyl siding over that, and the roof trusses, also 24" OC, covered with 1/2" ply and roof shingles. What should I use to attached Bottom Plates to floor? What should I use for framing the walls? Attaching OSB to exterior walls? Attaching plywood to roof? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 07-08-06, 04:21 AM
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What part of the Country are you located in?
 
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Old 07-08-06, 04:56 AM
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I live in Long Island, New York
 
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Old 07-08-06, 09:57 AM
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Framing must be done with nails. 16d galv for the stick framing and attaching the bottom plate. Since you are using 7/16" sheathing, I would go with 16" OC framing for the walls. Trusses should go 16"OC for 1/2" ply unless you don't mind a roof that deflects a lot. You can use 8d galv nails for the wall and roof sheathing. I guess you could use screws for the sheathing too, I just like my framing nailer better than a drill. Remember to tyvek or tarpaper the outside wall before the siding. Siding should be installed with 1.5" galv roofing nails.


Ask the others who frame here about 24" OC and 1/2 or 7/16 ply. Its like nailing into rubber when installing the siding or shingles. I do not recommend 24" framing for anything to tell you the truth.
 
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Old 07-15-06, 07:00 AM
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24" framing is fine for roof framing, as it is used for 80% of house. for the walls, i would use 24" spacing as well. its a shed. anywhere you nail into PT wood, you have to have Galv nails. use a ridge beam /rafters so you can take advantage of the roof space.
 
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Old 07-15-06, 08:52 AM
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I agree that in your application 24" OC is fine - it's a shed not a dwelling. Use nails not screws. Even though screws will work fine for sheathing, they cost more and you can probably drive 8-10 nails with a nailer for every screw.
 
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Old 07-16-06, 04:52 AM
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If your building your own trusses, make a template of the floor and build them there. My best shed investment was 2 $25 (24"x24") shed windows.
 
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Old 07-16-06, 07:45 AM
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Numnuts.. read why I mentioned 16" OC. He is using one step up from luan for the wall and roof sheathing. He is also in NY where it snows and you have to figure out snow load.
 
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Old 07-16-06, 02:55 PM
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The rafters will only be slightly longer than 5 feet from ridge to side wall. Snow load should not be a problem. Materials suggested are standard for this type construction. Looks like a good plan.
 
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Old 07-16-06, 06:30 PM
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Hellrazor - Who you calling numnuts? Crap like that is uncalled for. To top it off, you don't seem to know what you are talking about. 1/2" ply is pretty much standard for roof sheathing and 7/16" OSB is perfectly suitable ofr wall sheathing. He's building a friggin' shed not a 4 story apartment building.
 
 

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