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Plan for a 'temporary' shed
« on: June 26, 2023, 11:46:45 AM »
Hi all. I am looking to build a 'temporary' shed on my property to store all the necessary tools for land clearing as well as some woodworking tools for building things like 'temporary' sheds. I say 'temporary' because ideally it will be temporary but you know how things go. You build a temporary shed and 10 years later it is still there. Anyways, I am looking for design that might work well and I can use my green lumber, cut on my mill, to build. Anything over 200 sqft requires a permit in the town but I can't imagine needing that much space. I really just want it for tools. If I can lift it and move it with a tractor and forks in the future, all the better.

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Re: Plan for a 'temporary' shed
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2023, 03:13:50 PM »
Are you planning on a stick built shed or a timber frame shed?

I put my stick built shed on skid timbers so I could drag it to a new location when I'm ready to move it.

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Re: Plan for a 'temporary' shed
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2023, 03:29:58 PM »
Built this woodshed last winter out of green lumber right off the mill.Pine framing,poplar siding,white oak floor.Its built on treated 4x4 skids.Add some doors and would be a good place to keep tools.

 
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Re: Plan for a 'temporary' shed
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2023, 09:12:10 AM »
True, nothing is ever temporary and you'll never have enough space!
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Re: Plan for a 'temporary' shed
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2023, 11:39:54 AM »
Are you planning on a stick built shed or a timber frame shed?

I put my stick built shed on skid timbers so I could drag it to a new location when I'm ready to move it.

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Stick framed for sure. This is a temporary shed so I'm not looking to put in the time for joinery. Didn't think of skids which would be fine considering it's temporary and not likely to be in contact with the ground for any significant amount of time. At least not long enough to rot untreated lumber. 

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Re: Plan for a 'temporary' shed
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2023, 11:41:02 AM »
Built this woodshed last winter out of green lumber right off the mill.Pine framing,poplar siding,white oak floor.Its built on treated 4x4 skids.Add some doors and would be a good place to keep tools.
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That works for me. What size is it? What plansd did you use or did you cook up your own?

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Re: Plan for a 'temporary' shed
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2023, 01:21:55 PM »
Are you planning on a stick built shed or a timber frame shed?

I put my stick built shed on skid timbers so I could drag it to a new location when I'm ready to move it.

Jim Rogers
Stick framed for sure. This is a temporary shed so I'm not looking to put in the time for joinery. Didn't think of skids which would be fine considering it's temporary and not likely to be in contact with the ground for any significant amount of time. At least not long enough to rot untreated lumber.
When I delivered my shed to my property in NC off my trailer, the skids landed on patio block pavers so that the wood wasn't in direct contact with the soil.
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Re: Plan for a 'temporary' shed
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2023, 03:31:55 PM »
Are you planning on a stick built shed or a timber frame shed?

I put my stick built shed on skid timbers so I could drag it to a new location when I'm ready to move it.

Jim Rogers
Stick framed for sure. This is a temporary shed so I'm not looking to put in the time for joinery. Didn't think of skids which would be fine considering it's temporary and not likely to be in contact with the ground for any significant amount of time. At least not long enough to rot untreated lumber.
When I delivered my shed to my property in NC off my trailer, the skids landed on patio block pavers so that the wood wasn't in direct contact with the soil.
Jim Rogers
Makes sense. That is the route I was originally going. Build the floor system on pavers and go from there.

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Re: Plan for a 'temporary' shed
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2023, 10:09:13 AM »
Are you planning on a stick built shed or a timber frame shed?

I put my stick built shed on skid timbers so I could drag it to a new location when I'm ready to move it.

Jim Rogers
Stick framed for sure. This is a temporary shed so I'm not looking to put in the time for joinery. Didn't think of skids which would be fine considering it's temporary and not likely to be in contact with the ground for any significant amount of time. At least not long enough to rot untreated lumber.
When I delivered my shed to my property in NC off my trailer, the skids landed on patio block pavers so that the wood wasn't in direct contact with the soil.
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Makes sense. That is the route I was originally going. Build the floor system on pavers and go from there.
For New England would digging out the organic material, putting down some gravel, tamping and leveling it off before putting down the pavers or concrete blocks be the best way to go? This would be for the shed, platforms for stickering wood and possible a sawmill shed/lean-to. Any concerns about frost heaves? 

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Re: Plan for a 'temporary' shed
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2023, 11:52:58 AM »
My little shed is 5x8 and I didnt have any plans.Built it thinking I could sell it to someone to use for a woodshed.2x6s for floor joists and rafters.2x4s for walls with plenty of diagonal bracing.If I dont sell it I may add doors and keep it for storage. I would dig off top soil and level with gravel before placing blocks like you said.Would make a better job.
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Re: Plan for a 'temporary' shed
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2023, 12:01:22 PM »
 
<This is how I attached floor to skids. I think its strong enough to move around.br>
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