Amateur Shed Build Part 2 The Foundation

Part 2 in the Series. You will see an amateur try to build a foundation for a 10×10 Shed, with Deck Blocks.
Materials For Foundation.
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12- Deck blocks
8- Bags Of Stone Can get away with 6.
9- 2x6x10 Pressure Treated Wood
6- joist hangers
1 1/2 inch galvanized nails for hangers
3 1/2 inch galvanized nails for joists and bands
Stay tuned for more to come.
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20 Replies to “Amateur Shed Build Part 2 The Foundation”

  1. measure 3 feet left on top of 2x, four feet right on top of that 2x, and five feet on the diagonal, and partially set a board across to finish a triangle and hold everything in place

  2. go in one foot from each end, so blocks at 1 foot, 5 foot, and 9 foot, and you only need 9 blocks that way…and install short pieces out to the rim joists although extra support with 2x6s is never a bad thing to stop bounce.

  3. I had to take Dramamine for the motion sickness with the camera moving all around. I personally prefer solid concrete blocks. But I mostly  like to just dig holes and pour concrete piers. You can use 2X10 lumber to span longer distances without support. You would only need about 8 holes a few feet deep around the perimeter. Then attach posts, snap a level line and trim them off. Its a lot harder than you think to get all 12 blocks the same level..

  4. Great videos. You show a lot of detail that others haven't.I'm curious on the deck blocks if you remember how much of the 2×6 was sticking out above it and how many inches of the panel was nail to the 2×6.

  5. You sir seem like the nicest person there is. I wish you the best in life. I really do. Thank your for the video and your effort.

  6. I can not thank you enough for your detailed description. I looked at many before yours and felt I could never do it, but after seeing yours, I learned so much – you fill in the blanks.

  7. To anyone considering this type of foundation, look up DECKPLANS.COM. You must follow the manufacturer's spacing for the blocks! Twelve may NOT be enough for this, despite what others may say. These things are NOT to be treated the same as concrete piers placed below the frost line!

  8. Why not just 21 concrete block holders?

    I added the prices of the materials and it’s a marginal increase to what I think a more solid foundation would be. Avoiding pouring concrete as that would mean it’s no longer a “temporary structure “ and would be coded and taxed differently.

  9. Hello and thank you for the video. Do you think it is a good idea to fix the foundation to earth somehow to prevent to prevent shed being blowed away by wind or storm. Thanks again.

  10. Hey @omegaOmStudios could you post of list the materials you used if possible :). It would be greatly appreciated, Thanks :).

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