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Old 08-11-11, 09:51 AM
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Shed/Office

Ok so right now I'm deployed in Afghanistan and I need to build an office. I have no construction skills and have never built anything but basic basic woodshop stuff. The shed/office needs to be 10' wide, 10' long and 8' tall and be raised off the ground by about 8". I already have ideas on the raise but I need to know what I should use and what for. Any and all positive help would be great. This is a material list I have to work from.
 
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Old 08-11-11, 04:43 PM
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1. Do you have enough access to the web to search and download a basic set of shed plans?

2. It looks like you have access to building materials. What tools can you access?

3. Do you know someone that can send you a big box of cookies to use as a bribe/reward to get help from those that know how to build a shed?
 
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Old 08-11-11, 05:20 PM
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Welcome to the forums, and thanks for your service!! Are you building this on sand or by proxy back home?
Build your platform....you said you got that. Lay 2x4's around the perimeter, flat, except at the door opening. One of two ways, build your walls laying down or set your studs and put on your top plates afterwards (a little more difficult). Include any windows you will need while framing the walls up. They will need king studs along the side dimension and jack studs to hold up your bottom sill plate and the top header of the window, all the way to the existing top plate.
You didn't mention what type roof you would be installing. Rain? Snow? wind? Fill us in a little on what you will be expecting.
 
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Old 08-14-11, 03:51 PM
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Thank you for your service.

I will assume you are building the office "on station" since you have what looks like a military logistics type list of available materials.

Floor framing: 2x8 dim
rim joists:
2 - 10 ft
2 - 9 ft 9 in.

floor joists:
7 - 9 ft 9 in.

sub floor: 3/4 in plywood 4x8 sheets
4 sheets (2 full sheets, 1 sheet cut in half length-wise. and a 2 ft by 2 ft. piece out of the 4th sheet. Use the remainder of the 4th sheet to make shelving material.

The above is for the floor only. Is this the kind of help you are asking for before we continue?
 
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Old 08-17-11, 07:08 AM
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Plans

You may find the help you need here:

FREE SHED PLAN MATERIAL LISTS from Just Sheds Inc.

Keep the questions coming if you need further help. Others will chime in with ideas. The above web site has downloadable detailed instructions.
 
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Old 08-18-11, 06:52 AM
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I want to say thanks for the help so far. I am building on sand. I should be able to beg/borrow/acquire the tools I need. And I'm not sure if I can bribe anyone to help, lol. I have no clue what king studs or jack studs are lol. The roof I'm planning will be flat. Then I will take 2 2x4s and run the thin ways on the top and use them to give the upper roof a slant so that when it does rain it will slide off. Also it will help with keeping it cool. I'm sure I can get the measuring down I just need to know things like, How far apart should the studs on the walls go? the ones on the floor? And anything that someone who has never built anything may need to know.
 
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Old 08-18-11, 08:32 AM
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If your sheeting (plywood, OSB...) that will cover the floor and walls is 4ft x 8ft. sheets then I would space the studs (vertical frame pieces in the walls) and joists (horizontal frame pieces for the floor) in the walls 16 inches center to center. When building up the wall framework you want to make sure that the edges of your sheeting will end up on a stud. Where two pieces of sheeting butt to together you want the joint between the two to be on the center of the stud so you have something to nail to.
 
 

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