8×12 Shed for $1000: Floor and Walls

8x12 Shed for 00: Floor and Walls

Day 2 was super-productive. I built the floor and got the walls framed. In the process, I lost my hammer, but it all turned out okay in the end.

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20 Replies to “8×12 Shed for $1000: Floor and Walls”

  1. When I built my first shed, I thought that if I just leveled/plumbed up the walls and tied them together,  it would be correct. But I learned that the walls can twist and  "rack" out of plumb after they're up.. It wasn't until I put up the ridge beam and rafters that I noticed the whole thing was racked out of true plumb. I should've braced the walls to keep them square when I built them. Then leave them in place until I get the sheathing on. You have to brace them on the inside of the wall. A builder friend of mine told me that… later on.. 🙂   I think the tongue and groove process reduces the width of the plywood. I wouldn't use it on a shed anyway. I use screws on normal plywood. They hold great… 15 yrs. and my shed is still standing straight.. No fixing or adjustment needed.

  2. The 47-1/2" thing got me the first time I used T&G too. Had to run back and pick up another sheet and rip into strips to make up the dif.

  3. That little commentary about the “hammerskillz”, was hilarious. You seem to have some understanding of how you should build. Good job!

  4. 3/4 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. Tongue & Groove Underlayment Pressure-Treated Plywood is 48" x 96". It includes the tongue.

  5. Should have run the sheets perpendicular to the floor joists plus stagger them. A lot stronger plus still can get away with 3 sheets. 8ft 4ft, other row 4ft 8ft.

  6. I almost always put R-13 insulation in the floor and use hardware cloth into the ground on the perimeter to keep rats from making a home under there. I also frame it so it is ready for insulation and OSB on the inside. So often people want to put a little heat in the shed so the items in there don't rust and you can store paper files. Of course, they decide they want to heat it after about one year but it is all ready for little extra money.

  7. Also, take into consideration that if your floor joist are 8 ft long you have to remember that the rim joist will tack on 1.5” on each side, making your frame 8’ frame actually 8’ 3”. Rookie mistake, but hey I’ve made that error to plenty but the shed looks good!

  8. Re: tongue and groove. I agree. And with the shed I'm going to build being off grid, I don't have time lolol to trim a 4×8 because the pieces are short. That's the whole point of using a standard 8×12 size, right? Convenience. I looked at Home Depot this evening and will prob upgrade to some $54 a sheet birch plywood. Looks awesome and is right on 4×8. For what will eventually be a craft/hobby/tool shed, that birch will look really nice long term. Good job on the subfloor!! 😉

  9. Yep … I've had MANY 4×8 sheets that were NOT 4×8, some were slightly more, some slightly less… And when your building and calculating, it's all good until you put it all together and realize… Wtf..?? By then it's too late and you have to start pulling shit out and getting more wood to compensate and fill in the gaps … After a few builds I learned to measure everything to make sure it's at least 4×8 all around or else I put it back on the shelf.. Same goes for the 2×4's and 2×6's … There's nothing more frustrating than bringing home the wood and realizing it's half and inch or 1/4 inch too short.. It's all fine if you don't need the full amount, you can trim back to what you need but when it's shorter, now it's worthless to you.. Or if it's longer, you trim it back…
    Good job btw.. I'm in the process of building an 8×16 shed in the back but "permits" are holding me back… They want my materials and plan layouts before they can approve it to give me my permission to build it.. Building on my own I'm going to save a ton of $$ but the hassle they are putting me thru is really Agrivating, sure it's easier to pay a company to build me a shed and pull my permits but we are talking double or triple the amount…
    Man do I really hate the county… Greedy crooks there are

  10. How come that stood up without bracing, you were able to nail it down without any help, this is a first on youtube. I clicked onto a guy that said how to build a shed by youself while all the videos, he had a helper!

  11. I may be wrong but it looks like he used screws in the hangers. You need to use the properly designated size nail for the hangers. Dry wall screws are not forgiving and don't bend they break. Does it matter much for a small shed, probably not. If you were building a larger building it would and wouldn't be to code.

  12. I cannot believe the pettiness of some of your viewers, If someone told me I was swinging a hammer wrong they would probably end up wearing the hammer on top of their heads. As long as you get the nails in it does not matter how you hit them ( the nails not the viewers) I don't know why they make plywood in that odd size either I think it might be to bugger up  your plans? or some stupid metric thing where inches don't equate exactly to centimetres.

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