Two Ways To Make Stronger Wood Framed Shed Foundations – Design And Building Ideas

http://www.homebuildingandrepairs.com/sheds/index.html Click on this link for more videos about shed construction, deck building and other outdoor house construction projects. This video was inspired by a question I received from someone wondering how to build a stronger foundation for their shed in areas where it snows. Snow loads on the roof can create additional weight for the foundation and might require larger structural beams or more concrete footings.
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9 Replies to “Two Ways To Make Stronger Wood Framed Shed Foundations – Design And Building Ideas”

  1. Can anyone tell me if an aquarium that weighs 2000 lbs. total with water, rock, stand, etc. will be okay on the ground floor of a house that has a foundation of 2×6 boards without crashing through the floor? Please and thank you.

  2. When the floor framing overhangs beyond the beam as in your first example, how far is safe for it to overhang for a 10 x 12’ shed?

  3. I have the idea to build a 12' x 7' garden shed , gravel compressed base with concrete fence posts laid flat with a damp course membraine laid on the posts & then a pressure treated wood frame on top ready to build up from, the big question would this do the job ? UK based so we dont get the heavy snows ect, just lots of rain.

  4. A question, i'm planning to build a shed with space for storage in the attic/above the ceiling. The size might be 8×12. Do you think 4 re-used footings would work? These would be footings from a deck that I took apart and they are uncracked concrete footings 4 feet tall. Thank you in advance

  5. When I was a kid I once went under my parents house. I remember seeing what I now know to be brick pier beam foundation. All the piers were red brick built up and then they went right up to these large beams that I think were much larger than 6×6 timbers. I think they may have been 8×10 or maybe even 10x10s. The piers were also spaced about one every 5 or 4 feet. I was wondering if this was a common way to frame a pier beam foundation in the 40's or 50's? When I talk to people about pier foundations they all seems to think about CMU blocks and never bricks. Because people seem to think this way it makes me believe that maybe what I saw under my parents home many years ago may becoming a lost art or at least a rare form of framing a raised foundation. Could you maybe talk more about these raised foundation found in older homes from the 40's and 50's. I also think my parents home may have been a craftsman home. these homes were built in large numbers back in the day from a kit if you can believe that. Imagine going to a big box store and ordering a house kit that set you back about 3,000 dollars and then ship you all the materials and instructions needed to build the house. I'd like to see Amazon top that.

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