Plans for Building a Shed-Workshop
Hi, I’m planning out the build of an 8×10 shed / woodworking workshop in climate zone 4A (Virginia). I’d like to use a saltbox style roof and open-joint cladding on the walls. Similar to below, but with taller walls to give the structure a 12ft max height / roof peak:
Walls: I am leaning toward 16″ OC 2×4 framing with double top plates
Siding: Zip sheathing system covered by Benjamin-Obdyke’s InvisiWrap UV, with UV corrugated plastic battens and vertical, open-joint cedar cladding
Base: 3 4×4 PT lumber skids
Flooring: 2×6″ PT lumber covered by 3/4″ sheathing, covered by pvc or rubber floor mats
Foundation: This is where I could use help. I have an existing 5×7′ concrete slab that I need to build over. I’m learning toward extending it using doweled rebar and an acrylic bonding solution, with the extended portion about 4″ deep, over a 6″ deep gravel base.
Roofing: 7/16″ osb covered by roofing felt and shingles
Windows: whatever sizes I can find at my local architectural salvage shop
How do my plans sound? Any ways I can improve or go greener without raising the costs significantly?
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