How To Frame And Sheet The Walls For A Tall Barn And Deluxe Gable Roof Shed
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How To Frame And Sheet The Walls For A Tall Barn And Deluxe Gable Roof Shed

August 24, 2019


Hello and welcome to CheapSheds.com This video is step 4: frame and sheet the
walls. It’s applicable to both the tall barn and the deluxe gable shed plans. Please check
the description below for the links to see the rest of the videos in this 10 part shed
building series. See table 3 for the stud count for
each wall and cut enough studs for all 4 walls. Cut them to dimension “F” in table 2. Crown the studs, which means look down the
stud to see if it’s straight. If not turn the curved edge up so that it will face the
outside of the wall. The top and bottom plates are dimension “A”
from table 2. We have already marked these for 16 inch on center as per figure 4.3, End
wall framing diagram in your shed plans. Line each stud up with it’s layout mark and
put 2 16d nails in each joint. This is a little device we made to straighten
out the twisted wood. You can buy one commercially, or use a pipe wrench, or fabricate a temporary
one out of wood scraps. The upper top plate is dimension”E” from table
2. Then nail it into the lower top plate. This gap is where the upper top plate of the
side walls will overlap these end walls. Which end you begin your sheeting will depend
on the width of the shed. 6, 10, 14 ft walls aren’t symmetrical but 8, 12, 16 wide walls
are symmetrical. Place the siding at the outside corner and
even with the the top edge of the top plate, and nail in place. Then move the frame to match the bottom edge of the siding and nail in place. Nail the inside studs. Set the top corner and common edge and nail in place. Now move the frame so the top plate is even with the top edge of the siding. This squares the frame to the siding. Now nail it in place. You will repeat this procedure for each sheet of siding. This is the best way to make sure your walls are square and the main advantage of framing and sheeting the walls on the floor. A nail gun rarely drives the nails consistently
so you will have to check each nail and possibly drive it in flush with the siding. Our nail
guns are old and worn so we make it a standard practice to check all nails. We like to paint the walls laying flat. It’s
easier and faster because you can just pour out some paint and roll it on. Just make sure
you don’t get any on the floor. Put some 2×4 blocks under the wall so you
can get your fingers under. Raise the wall up and nail through the siding and into the
floor frame. Then nail the bottom plate into the floor. Cut the side wall top and bottom plates to
dimension “D” from table 2 in your shed plans. Mark them at 16 or 24 inch on center as per
figure 4.4 in your shed plans. The procedure for the rest of the walls is
pretty much the same. The main difference between the end walls and the side walls is
the top plates and the spacing of the first stud in each wall, as detailed in Figures
4.3 and 4.4 of the shed plans. Raise the wall and slide it firmly into the
end wall. Make sure it’s tight at the top and bottom of the corner, and tight to the
floor at the bottom edge. Then nail through the siding into the corner stud of the end
wall, and through the siding into the floor frame. Nail the corner studs together and through
the bottom plate into the floor. The final wall is exactly the same. Here i see a really twisted board so I replaced
it with a straight one. Here I’m checking the camera view to make
sure the corner will still be in view when we raise this wall. This 3 1/2 inch overhang will overlap in the
3 1/2 inch gap on the end wall where the 2 top plates meet in the corner. Thanks for watching this video on framing
and sheeting your shed walls. To buy the plans to build a shed like this, or to see the rest
of my shed building videos please visit my website at CheapSheds.com.

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  1. Hi,Is there any reason why you make the end walls go all the way to the end,and the side long walls stop short so they are fitting inside between the end walls?
    i have also seen it where the long walls are all the way end to end,and the end walls are in between,does it make any difference?
    Thanks in advance,
    Colin.

  2. Hi, im building a 4×7 shed and need a little advice. Can someone tell me what height the wall frames need to be??? Or doesn't it matter??? Any advice would be greatful 😎 thanks

  3. Hey folks – I purchased the plans from Phil's website ( I don't know him and he does not know I am posting). I started communicating with him August of 2018 – asking questions, etc . . . building a personal music studio . . . as Ive never done this before. I showed plans to my friends and they were impressed! I purchased the 4 shed set of plans for $28.00. It comes with a materials list for EACH shed plan. I will save 50-60% percent on cost vs. purchasing, deliver and set-up. I am using his 16×32 Deluxe Gable for the studio and doing it myself. I will be building a garden shed in future too! Phil has answered all questions and his customer interaction was amazing. Let's be honest folks, its not like I spent thousands and demand customer service here – Phil is very knowledgeable and gave me some great tips on how and what to do, he has a passion to help his customers for sure. His TIPS in the planning guide is awesome as well. If I could afford it I would use his 1-4 car Garage plans. Again, this is not solicited and thanks so much Phil – I hope you see this feedback from a satisfied customer. Oh by the way ….. use his materials sheet and send it to the H.D., Lowe's or your supplier and they will pull it for you and even deliver.

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