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« on: July 15, 2012, 08:45:42 AM »
I need a lumber storage shed three sided open in front 12' by 18'. I want to use 6x6 hemlock on dirt for the sills. any suggetions  for the corner joints? I'm leaning towards open mortise because of the 6x6.  10' 6x6 for posts, basicaly a pole shed. Should I use knee and wind braces in the corners?

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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2012, 09:05:40 AM »
I need a lumber storage shed three sided open in front 12' by 18'. I want to use 6x6 hemlock on dirt for the sills. any suggestions  for the corner joints? I'm leaning towards open mortise because of the 6x6.  10' 6x6 for posts, basically a pole shed. Should I use knee and wind braces in the corners?

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An open mortise isn't the best joint, but it would work. Where these sills will be directly supported by the ground you could do a standard corner joint:



The fact that you'll have siding on three sides will help stiffen the frame but you could add some braces to make it stronger. Especially on the open side.

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