- Critique my shed design
Have you priced “marine ply” yet? If not get ready! True marine ply is not required. Your diagonals are not needed and unless you’re good with a saw/bevel etc you’re not going to get nice tight joints. Personally if security is an issue I’d line it all with a 12mm ply then clad.Posted 3 years ago
You don’t want to cut timbers down for your roof like that, it will be a complete ballache and getting them all equal will be very tricky down the grain. Just make the rear elevation higher than the front.
Allow for either a gutter or roof overhang or you’re gonna get water running back inside the gap around the doors.
Space issues in my new flat mean I need to build a shed (yay) for 3 cheapish bikes and a whole lot of crap. Space issues and London outside means it has to be very small yet sturdy enough to resist all but the best equipped thieves. Access problems and snobbery mean it can’t by an off the shelf number.
Internal dimensions are 1600 x 600 to the frame, which should be just big enough if the front wheels are off.
In true STW style it’s probably hilariously over engineered. It’s the first time I’ve designed/built a shed so all comments and advice are very welcome.
Base. 100 x 100mm legs and frame, 50 x 50mm trimmers, legs sunk into holes filled with postcrete and levelled. Ground anchor concreted in beneath the floor. Weed suppressant mat and gravel.
Frame. 50 x 50mm frame built up as complete panels. Rear panel fixed first with cladding already on. Side panels added without cladding to allow for tolerances.
Front. 50 x 50mm frame with 75 x 75mm door surround. Built in 3 parts and assembled unclad in place. Floor is 18mm marine ply with a 150 x 150mm access hole for the almax chain.
Roof. Joists are 150mm high at the back sloping down to 50mm at the front (7.5 degree fall forwards), 25mm wide. 50 x 50mm frame around the side and back, 20mm boards front and back. 18mm marine ply top clad in felt and 20mm end panels (shown later).
Cladding. TGV cladding of some description. Could I use ply to the rear as it’s against a fence? Door opening is 1200mm and doors will be barn door style in matching cladding and with a plethora of locks.
Finishing, fixings, trim, material types and cost are still very much up in the air. Comments welcome.
I will obviously update once the build begins.Posted 3 years ago
I do have a degree in furniture design, and a very small garden.
numerous comments from wrightyson
Internal ply cladding is not a bad plan, I looked at raising the rear but angling the tops of the side panels confused me. I’ll look again in more detail tomorrow. The front an rear of the roof are 15mm off the cladding, air gap and drip line combined.
Go on humour me- how long did it take you to draw those
Couple of hours at work this afternoon, including a bit of research into timber sizes and while redesigning the seating bowl of a stadium.Posted 3 years ago
Maybe avoid shed distractions in the future and then you may get the seating bowl design right the first time
Cheapskate contractors = value engineering. It was right first time, now it’s a bit worse. 🙁
are you building that around your 3 bikes?
It’s going to be tight inside but the will fit. Looking at the door opening again it might be impossible to get the bikes in though. 😳Posted 3 years agodrlexMember
600mm depth? I’m struggling to see how you’ll get more than one bike deep in that, and it doesn’t look tall enough for stacking two, let alone the three you mention. Asgard metal sheds are apparently a tight fit for three,and they’re 3′ deep & 6′ wide without the loss of space of 2″ & 3″ beams/spars.Posted 3 years ago
Does it have to be a straight rectangle : ie could the bottom be wider than the top ? that’s the beauty of building yourself you can use all the available space and design it around what need to go in in it.
Edit: just saying as I am trying to fit an office into a garage that needs to take sports car, so some the desk in the office will be hollow to make room for the boot of the car on the other side of the wall.Posted 3 years agoTheArtistFormerlyKnownAsSTRSubscriber
My latest shed/garden re-design has started life like this.
I’ll do something more detailed/open plan to calculate timber required and play around with the design from there. Will probably use 3×2 for the frame (and use less timber than your design ^^) 😉
[url=https://flic.kr/p/nyYP45]Untitled[/url] by davetheblade, on FlickrPosted 3 years ago
This is my bike shed:
[url=https://flic.kr/p/ebfp2F]Jeff and Liz on the new bike park…[/url] by brf, on Flickr
Built with no plans. It has a load bearing roof and lives in the workshop:
It has shelves and more storage on top of it:
[url=https://flic.kr/p/eT3TCW]Storage Rack[/url] by brf, on FlickrPosted 3 years ago
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