Plans for outdoor garbage shed, woodwork lathe - How to Do

Categories: Woodworking Shelf Plans | Author: admin 15.03.2012

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This Old House senior technical editor Mark Powers recently spent a weekend building one big enough for two 32-gallon trash cans and several stacked recycling bins.
Now you can conceal them in an attractive, inexpensive, and easy-to-build shed that requires basic skills, tools, and materials.


Build the frameA diagram of the trash barrel shedCompound miter saw: Rent or borrow one to make straight and beveled cuts on the siding and roof panels (see Lumber List in PDF). Flip-open lids give it easy access so that you can quickly toss something away in the right place. In a weekend, your trash cans will have a home of their own that keeps them within easy reach for their weekly trip to the curb. This is a circular saw mounted on a steel base for cutting lumber that is less than 5 in.wide.
With a helper holding a door in place on the shed, align the door flush to the top of the side frame, then check that it is level, with a 1?8-in.
Fit the hinged roofCut the angles with a miter sawCombination square: Use one or the other for measuring and transferring angles to your cut stock. Use your pencil to mark the screw-hole locations for the other hinge flanges on the side frames, then drill pilot holes and attach the hinges with flat-head galvanized machine screws.
Cut the panels with a table or circular sawT-111 Siding: When building outdoor projects, use pressure-treated (PT) lumber instead of standard,untreated lumber. This type of latch keeps the front doors closed and secure, but easily accessible—you’ll need to operate the hasp when you open the shed doors to remove the cans on pickup day.
Roof and paint: Measure and cut the roof lid so it fits flush to the finished sides of the shed frame, tight against the fixed panel, with a 1-in.


If you use asphalt shingles, lap the courses to hide most nail heads; cover any exposed nail heads with plastic asphalt cement.
Prime and paint the doors and siding of the shed to match or complement your home; apply two to three coats to each to achieve the proper coverage and color. As an option, you can prime and paint the shed’s wooden roof instead of applying shingles or another roofing finish.
To determine angle cuts on the vertical members and rafters, layout one side assembly, lay a rafter under it, and mark the vertical members and the rafter for the angle cuts.
Cut the siding panels: Drill pilot holes and use wood screws to fasten the horizontal and vertical members for both sides together. Measure and cut the shed’s back panel from the other sheet of T-111 siding with a table or circular saw.



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