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Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« Reply #100 on: January 24, 2018, 07:12:35 PM »
I even touched up the area that had been masked by the trim when the red went down
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Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« Reply #101 on: January 24, 2018, 07:14:36 PM »
Next up, I removed the metal door from the casing and sanded it down with emery paper, then went all over it with a wet towel. Nice thing about painting with Latex, is the fact that you can clean with a damp towel with no worries of affecting paint adhesion
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« Reply #102 on: January 24, 2018, 07:16:04 PM »
The Brown is the same high quality stuff, although this stuff is semi gloss to provide a bit more contrast with the adjacent flat walls
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Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« Reply #103 on: January 24, 2018, 07:17:52 PM »
The paint swatches looked great together, but not completely sure here. Will have to await complete drying and natural light before the Big D makes the call, Hero or Zero...
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« Reply #104 on: January 24, 2018, 07:18:59 PM »
And...Here we are an hour on with anywhere between complete drying (trim) to partial drying (metal door)
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Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« Reply #105 on: January 24, 2018, 07:21:15 PM »
I use quality Wooster brushes. The door paint (semi-gloss) required a different brush that I had used for the trim pieces. It has a finer makeup of the bristles or wishers, or hairs or strings, or you know, the stuff on the end you use to quickly brush across the nose of your sleeping dog...That stuff.
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« Reply #106 on: January 26, 2018, 10:46:53 AM »
Here's the door painted and dried, two coats
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Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« Reply #107 on: January 26, 2018, 10:48:32 AM »
I wanted to do some more things to make the building secure. So, starting with these steel pipes, I welded "T's" to the top to create some bars and additional door security
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« Reply #108 on: January 26, 2018, 10:50:39 AM »
The bars simply slide through the upper and lower holes, thereby reducing the opening of the window
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Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« Reply #109 on: January 26, 2018, 10:52:11 AM »
They also limit the opening angle of the window so s skinny little lady-like hippie can't slither through the opening.
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Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« Reply #110 on: January 26, 2018, 10:54:44 AM »
The R-Bar "T's" will eventually slide between the upper and lower secondary main door frames and adjacent framing

For now, they are in holes between opposing doors
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Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« Reply #111 on: January 26, 2018, 10:56:50 AM »
Then I laid down a coat of Behr white onto the door and door frame
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Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« Reply #112 on: January 26, 2018, 02:47:18 PM »
   Need to fab a place to secure the door bars on the door or attach with a wire that they hang from when not installed.  Otherwise a ranger will set it down and you?ll never see it again


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Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« Reply #113 on: January 26, 2018, 03:05:25 PM »
Don I have something like this in mind, weld a washer or something round so you can get a length of plastic coated wire from the local HD and a few of those compression clamps for said wire. Make a loop at each end.  Eye bolt and a loop of cable attached to the swinging door, loop of cable through the t handle  so when the t handle isn?t used it dangles but not lost



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Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« Reply #114 on: January 26, 2018, 04:58:50 PM »
Here's the door painted and dried, two coats


...and then he paints it back to white... :facepalm:
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I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« Reply #115 on: January 26, 2018, 05:40:28 PM »
Sam:

THATS THE INSIDE!  Snowblind?  Stop down and visit some green/brown scenery to reset your vision there buddy!
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Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« Reply #116 on: January 26, 2018, 08:18:30 PM »
Sam:

THATS THE INSIDE!  Snowblind?  Stop down and visit some green/brown scenery to reset your vision there buddy!

But it was white...
I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« Reply #117 on: January 26, 2018, 08:32:03 PM »
   Need to fab a place to secure the door bars on the door or attach with a wire that they hang from when not installed.  Otherwise a ranger will set it down and you?ll never see it again


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« Reply #118 on: January 26, 2018, 08:34:02 PM »
Sam:

THATS THE INSIDE!  Snowblind?  Stop down and visit some green/brown scenery to reset your vision there buddy!

But it was white...
It was primer only Sam

Now its covered with real paint!

And, for the record,

White inside,brown outside
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Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« Reply #119 on: January 26, 2018, 09:50:08 PM »
Just the one eyed Art Teacher razzing you there Sam...... :beercheers:
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Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« Reply #120 on: January 27, 2018, 07:30:13 AM »
Don I have something like this in mind, weld a washer or something round so you can get a length of plastic coated wire from the local HD and a few of those compression clamps for said wire. Make a loop at each end.  Eye bolt and a loop of cable attached to the swinging door, loop of cable through the t handle  so when the t handle isn?t used it dangles but not lost



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Weld a washer to the horizontal bar of his fancy anti-windowopener and problem solved.
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« Reply #121 on: January 27, 2018, 04:37:45 PM »
Or just forget about it, as the new yorkers say and drive on!
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« Reply #122 on: March 05, 2018, 12:02:27 PM »
Today, we loaded up the prebuilt panels and assembled them onto the base down at the farm.
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« Reply #123 on: March 05, 2018, 12:03:29 PM »
And just like that, had a 12 foot square box blocking some of the view
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« Reply #124 on: March 05, 2018, 12:11:17 PM »
Finally, I splashed around two gallons of Thompson water seal onto the floor for now just to give it a bit more protection

So far I am into this project for a bit more than $1,800 and a tad more than 42 hours of my life (Not counting recovery time ;-0)
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« Reply #125 on: March 05, 2018, 06:00:36 PM »
nice
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« Reply #126 on: March 05, 2018, 08:18:51 PM »
Nice open air concept ....;-)


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« Reply #127 on: March 05, 2018, 08:38:41 PM »
Cool. That house looks bare, didn't you say the foundation was solid?
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« Reply #128 on: March 05, 2018, 09:36:10 PM »
Cool. That house looks bare, didn't you say the foundation was solid?
Solid wood and gravel!
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Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« Reply #129 on: March 12, 2018, 09:25:36 PM »
I work on when I can.

Now that my knee is in full healing mode, I can devote time to this project again. I am doing a full court press to get the thing dried in. That means a roof! To that end, I purchased all the materials to build the roof trusses and went about assembling them.

But before doing that, I noted that even with the thick coat of paint on the service door interior, it still needed another coat, so I started with that
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« Reply #130 on: March 12, 2018, 09:28:31 PM »
First up was to build the Truss assembly gig to ensure uniformity and soundness of their construction. I screwed down a sacrifice sheep of OSB, and set up for seven 6/12 trusses.

I had vacillated between doing something steeper than the traditional 6 pitch roof, but in the final analysis, I will be able to add a dropped floor to the back section of the shed and get all the vertical space I would ever need. Plus the styling of the six-pitch fits the gardes setting very well me thinks.
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« Reply #131 on: March 12, 2018, 09:31:30 PM »
The truss is a simple affair, because that's all it needs to be. Using 2 X 6 rafters and 2 X 4 collar ties overlaid with OSB reinforcements it is designed to capture a 2 X 6 X 14 at the peak to align and screw together to become a semi monocoque frame structure.

After sorting out the dimensions, it was off to the races cutting out all the various pieces and parts to get ready for a mindless assembly line experience
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« Reply #132 on: March 12, 2018, 09:33:06 PM »
And then the actual assembly.

First two off were the one siders, destined to be the gable ends and covered with sheeting
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« Reply #133 on: March 12, 2018, 09:34:03 PM »
Simple but strong, and with the use of this fir, light!
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« Reply #134 on: March 12, 2018, 09:35:43 PM »
There's a crap ton of strength in these joints. Glued everywhere and screwed together with OSB panels on both sides, it will easily carry the light snow loads and occasional gusty winds we see.
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« Reply #135 on: March 12, 2018, 09:37:05 PM »
Four down, three to go!
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« Reply #136 on: March 12, 2018, 11:55:36 PM »
Looks like above average work as expected. Nice job getting them done.
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« Reply #137 on: March 13, 2018, 12:37:52 AM »
Don do you use a truss calculator or do you just wing it? (Get the pilot joke?)


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« Reply #138 on: March 13, 2018, 01:48:11 PM »
Don do you use a truss calculator or do you just wing it? (Get the pilot joke?)


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Pole barn truss calculator for spans/lengths/angles

But nothing for load on such small projects...Just a shed
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« Reply #139 on: March 14, 2018, 09:08:30 PM »
Nothing much to report other than all roof trusses are now completed and ready to assemble to the shed walls
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« Reply #140 on: March 14, 2018, 09:09:46 PM »
I have a well house project coming right up in a couple weeks, so I am just going to keep this jig to build more 6/12 trusses with the simple collar tie when needed
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« Reply #141 on: March 14, 2018, 09:13:28 PM »
I found the time to slap another coat of that very excellent paint onto the door, and with exception of installing the knob and dead bolt, it's now ready to go in as well
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« Reply #142 on: March 14, 2018, 09:14:28 PM »
All in all, my 25 X 25 wood shop is pretty effective at handling medium sized projects
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Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« Reply #143 on: March 19, 2018, 09:26:39 PM »
Got a few hours in on the roof truss/rafters

I picked up three sheets of smart panel at the HD and went after filling in the end gables in prep to hanging all that business down there.
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« Reply #144 on: March 19, 2018, 09:29:01 PM »
I had to add the base crosstie where the truss will rest on the top of the wall. I failed to buy a 2 X 6 X 12 so I just scabbed two eight footers together. It is super strong, and not really structural anyway, and its a shed!
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« Reply #145 on: March 19, 2018, 09:30:28 PM »
Heavily glued and screwed, that cross tie will be plenty strong enough.

I added gussets to the ends out of 7/16" OSB (outside board ;-))
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« Reply #146 on: March 19, 2018, 09:31:20 PM »
Then after centering up a fresh sheet of smart panel, marked and cut that along with a piece for the other gable end.
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« Reply #147 on: March 19, 2018, 09:33:00 PM »
That got marked for the vent, and a one foot square hole cut out

I just used a couple of aluminum foundation wall vents. They cost $10.20 ea and will do the job just fine
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« Reply #148 on: March 19, 2018, 09:34:46 PM »
I screwed and glued the smart panel onto the frame for added strength.

I gave the vent a coat of semi flat black
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« Reply #149 on: March 19, 2018, 09:35:57 PM »
The vent will get trimmed out with some green painted 3/4 pine
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