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I recently decided to build a shed at my home to store 5 bikes. prior to last week I had 2 bikes in the garage, and 1 by the front door. I had told my girlfriend that it would be cool for all 5 of us to go bike riding. And by 5, I mean, me, her, her 2 sons, and my daughter. Her and her oldest son didn't have a bike, so I told her she can start looking for bikes to buy when I finally get around to building a shed to keep all the bikes out of the weather. That was about a month ago. I'm surprised, I actually decided to build it sooner that I thought I would. She also had bought me a table saw for my birthday so figure I need to put it to use.
I wish I took more pictures but when the day came, it was blazing hot and my friend and I were working under the hot, hot, hot, Hawaiian sun so I just wanted to hurry it up and put it together.
I only have 1 beginning pic...
I didn't want the WOODEN shed to be on top of my dirt-filled side yard due to future rotting, so I needed to have it elevated. Luckily, my friend had 2 of these plastic pallets laying around that he offered for me to use. 1 problem, each pallet was only 40x48 inches. I wanted the "floor" of the shed to be a standard plywood sheet which is 4x8 feet. so by putting 2 of the pallets side by side I was only short 8 inches from front to back. So what I did was made a 2x6 frame to extend the foundation of the floor and was later able to just lay a 4x8 sheet down on top of it. The frame was also painted with thick exterior paint to delay the wood rotting process. (I hope!)
Let me quickly jump back to before all of this started. The night prior to buying the supplies, I just had a general idea of the dimensions I wanted it to be. I was at Home Depot for the longest time trying to calculate how much wood I needed. (plan good before going out to buy!) Of course, I ended up having to go back for items that I was short of.
Anyways, the project was coming along! The KREG JIG is freaking awesome! My girlfriend also bought me that for Christmas! It seems like it takes a little longer to use BUT the results are worth it. I know my joints won't fall apart. I tested them out myself. ;)
She had bought me the KREG TOOL K5 MASTER SYSTEM kit since I asked for it and it was fairly priced at AMAZON.COM! It came with all the parts needed for pretty much any wood project you can imagine. I just decided to purchase more fine and coarse screws since I knew I would be needing a bunch more for my projects. It can be a little confusing for those guys who don't like to read instructions so take time out to read it before getting started. Possibly even having everything set to the thickness of wood you'll be using. I thought I had it figured out cause maybe the beginning of this year I had used my friend's KREG JIG but his was the smaller kit so the instructions were sorta right there with the drill bit as opposed to having a separate booklet with the full kit. Did that make sense? Anyways, very easy to use once you know how to adjust for different thickness of wood. It could very well be just as fast as having to drill pilot holes and using regular screws!
So on with the project...
I used 1x3 to brace the doors and for extra support for the heavy duty hinges. What do you think happens when you use long screws? They protrude out the back! I actually ran out of shorter screws so I knew I would have to cut them off at a later time. Luckily, I took a video of me in action with my dremel.
The dremel im using is a craftsman one from SEARS. I've owned this baby for like, longer than 10 years now. This dremel has come in handy soo many times now. Definitely a great investment, for me anyways. I've used it to cut, drill, sand, buff, and bunch of other things that I cant think of right now. Dremel's in general have so much attachments for pretty much anything!
The actual "DREMEL" brand itself is a good one and I borrowed my friend's one when I couldn't find mine lol.
Anyways, here's the finished product!
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