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The "hunting gear" storage shed project

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Re: The "hunting gear" storage shed project

Postby DIY_guy » Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:27 am

A double layer of weed barrier was laid inside the frame

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Then a little over a yard of river stone is spread inside the timber frame. All of this should discourage any critter from taking up residence under the new shed.

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Then it was time to begin the rain gutter portion of the project but cruel irony had a rain shower end our progress as soon as we began.

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Re: The "hunting gear" storage shed project

Postby Robertfishes » Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:03 am

Looking good! I need to address my critter problem at my shop..My bow shop is a 12 x 24 portable shed with double metal doors. I insulated it and screwed 7/16 osb to the interior walls and ceiling, then painted white, added a 5000 btu A/C unit.. My shop is set on concrete pads about 6" off ground with 12 screw anchors in ground, floor and joists are PT wood. I have been spraying termador under it every 4 or 5 months for bug control..had a possum and armadillo under it every now and then..I started throwing moth balls under it , think that worked for them?, now I am going to treat the exposed PT wood frame with bora care (lots of termites In my area) and rock it like yours..thanks for sharing.
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Re: The "hunting gear" storage shed project

Postby DIY_guy » Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:25 am

The front rain gutters are finished.

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The eaves on the lean-to side are closed in, caulked and painted.

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The rear gutters include a longer than usual run-off due to the landscape angle.

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I dug a trench to direct the water away from the shed and down hill.

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Re: The "hunting gear" storage shed project

Postby DIY_guy » Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:51 am

It was suggested that because we so completely enclosed the bottom of the shed to keep animals from living underneath that we also starved the underside of the shed of the flow of fresh air. The moisture trapped could pose a threat to the floor so we added 10 vents around the perimeter. The vents are 2” in diameter.

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To keep wind driven rain and snow from getting in above the doors we added a aluminum drip edge above the door.

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We added thin ply to the bottoms of both doors.

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While walking through home depot, there was a display of water damaged MDF that is 1/8” thick. The water damage only left stains along one edge that could be seen on the white side of the 4 x 8 sheets so they marked them down to $6 a sheet. The white color will brighten the inside of the shed and make good backing before shelves are added. 2 ½ walls are covered. The back wall will be covered only half way up so small shelves can be added between the studs in the upper wall half.

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Trim was added around the window.

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Re: The "hunting gear" storage shed project

Postby Stykshooter » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:48 pm

Dang near ready to move into! Good job!
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Re: The "hunting gear" storage shed project

Postby DIY_guy » Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:34 am

There is a possibility of putting vinyl flooring in the shed thanks to a relative in the flooring biz that can get me the flooring for free so we put down a layer of ¼” thick underlayment. Why add vinyl flooring to a shed?? If its free and if we would care to butcher animals inside, it will be easier to clean the floor without having to paint the floor to protect it from blood, etc. Any spills, drips, etc will be easier to clean up and that way we don’t have to paint the floor to protect it.

Also, we got the underlayment from Home Depot from their cull wood area (purple wood) which is 70% off due to edge damage of the 4 x 8 sheets but since the inside of the shed is 11 ft 5” x 11 ft 5”, trimming the damaged edges of 4 x 8 sheets makes it a good option.

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Then we started adding shelving around the west wall (more will be added to other walls). Since the shed has 8 foot high walls a 13 inch deep shelf was added and a 9 inch deep shelf below that. This will save floor space.

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Re: The "hunting gear" storage shed project

Postby BEN MAHER » Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:55 am

Soooo jelous ...
Since moving back to the confines if the inner city , my bows, arrows, guns etc all sit in the corner of my study ....
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Re: The "hunting gear" storage shed project

Postby DIY_guy » Thu Aug 04, 2016 5:32 am

The doors is now trimmed to match the windows.

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The back wall was covered with sheeting only half way up so small shelves can be added between the studs (still needs to be done) but the first row of shelves was added just above the edge of the sheeting.

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Double shelves were added between the windows. Like the opposite wall, the upper shelf is 13” deep and the lower is 9” deep.

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Next up will be adding tracks for storage bins that will be suspended from the ceiling (floor space is at a premium so maximizing ceiling and wall space comes first.
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Re: The "hunting gear" storage shed project

Postby MOUNTER » Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:01 pm

Nice Work!!! Every good huntin shack Needs a sign....

I've always been partial to.................
"Beer and Bows"

"Not responsible for injuries"

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Re: The "hunting gear" storage shed project

Postby DIY_guy » Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:23 am

We added tracks/rails above the windows that will accept large plastic bins. This is done to save floor space. We selected clear bins so we can see whats inside without having to take them down.

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With the inside finished it was time to put the hunting gear in to see if it fits. It does. LOL

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Right now, all the stands except this one are already set up for the upcoming season. Once season closes, all the gear will have a place to call home rather than overflowing the garage.
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