Military man need plans for shed. Help!!!

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Old 05-03-11, 07:46 PM
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Military man need plans for shed. Help!!!

I'm looking at building a 7'X12' shed with a lean for the roof. I would like to put the door within the 7'. I plan to stow a lawn mower and other lawn tools as well as 20 storage plastic boxes (my wifes things she wont let go) I am in the military and need help with some plans. I do not want windows. It will be placed on a concrete slap at the side of my house. The slap is an extexnsion from our house. I picked 7' wide because I have about 9' of width on side of house. I plan to have shed 1' away from house. I live in San Diego. I need to know what type of wood for foundation, siding, and roof. I also need measurements. I would like to clear my garage out of all this clutter so I can get my man cave back. Please help.
 

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Old 05-04-11, 04:31 AM
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San Diego? Must be Navy or Marine Corps.

For framing, standard pressure-treated pine. For siding either the horizontal lap stuff or barn siding (T1-11). Security would be a question. If you're worried about theft, you would need to put sheathing up all the way around under the siding to prevent entry.

Is the slab going to be the floor or are you needing to have the floor raised above the slab? Either way, simple stud-wall construction should be sufficient. If the slab is the floor you can anchor the walls down into the slab; if you need to raise the floor just make a framework of 2x4's on edge covered with plywood as a platform and mount your stud walls to that. Prefab the walls on the ground and then stand them up into place. For roofing the simplest would be metal sheet roofing. You may need to custom design some kind of rafter set-up. Any chance you can post some pics of the site?

Here's some construction info:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Framing_(construction)
How To Build A Wood Stud Wall - Part 1

And lots of info here locally:

Wall Construction | DoItYourself.com
 
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Oh, and don't forget whatever permits are required.
 
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Yes, definitely check on permits and zoning. If you have 9' on the side of the house I assume that is to your property line. Once you pour concrete it will probably be considered a permanent structure and you will have to follow the zoning set backs from your property lines. If you build it with a wooden floor, something that can be dragged away, it is usually considered a temporary structure and avoids most zoning and inspections issues. I would also check with inspections & zoning to see if there is a square footage limit. Some areas if the shed is over a certain size it must meet the requirements where if you stay under that size you are free to do what you want.
 
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2011-05-04_17-05-02_698 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! Here's a picture of where I am planning to place the shed.
 
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See my reply in the 'Storage shed building plans' thread. Now that I've seen the pictures, DEFINITLY check with your bldg. dept.!! I seriously doubt that you'll be able to put in shed in that side yard, due to property line setbacks.
 
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Need help on pitch. Roof is lean to shed Mono

the measurements are 8ft wide by 12ft deep. The highest side will be no bigger than 7'6'.
 
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As has been stated several times, check with your local bldg. dept. regarding setback requirements.

Just because you own the land from the side of the house (or garage) to the property line doesn't mean that you can build on it. Most jurisdictions have rules regarding how close you can build to the property line, and they vary from one place to the next, even from one BLOCK to the next within the same city.

The point is -- ASK FIRST!! If you choose to build this shed and it violates the setback requirements, first you'll be told to remove it, then you'll be fined for building it!!
 
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