In this video I am constructing a tool shed. This was a comission piece for a customer. The design was intended to make it blend in tot he fence.
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In this video I am making a Tool shed. This is for a customer. I remodelled the garden and did a few things as the fence, paving and made a corner sofa.
The whole idea behind the shed was to make it blend in the fence. Making it not stand out too much. The customer really liked to have a green roof with succulent plants. This made the garden more rainwater friendly because it was paved fort he majority.
The overall floor size of the structure is 2 meters by 1 meter. 7 foot by 3 foot approximately. And it took a 2,5 days to construct it and do the finishing touches.
To make the shed blend in I used the same wood as the fence boards. This is pressure treated spruce. This is a common material here but not regarded as nicely looking. But the fence running in line across the 3 sides does make it look nice in my opinion.
So far I am setting up 4 posts for the shed. When the post are in position and level and plumb the roof structure will be put on.
three of the post were attached to the fence. One in the back was partly a post because it is attached with muliple screws to another post.
The one post which stands on the surface is standing on a small brick with a plastic barrier on it. This prevents ingress from water. Standing up this single post was a bit awkward but with multiple boards supporting it in the process, this was made easy.
I first put it in position and marked the dimension with a level and then sawed it to length. Measuring was also possible but making a measuring error there happens here quick because ground is not always as level as needed for the situation.
When making the roof structure, the two posts on the short sides are connected with two 2 by 3 thick boards. Hammering them in place. I had nice long nails for this part.
On top 3 joists of 2 by 6 inch are placed. The angle is about 10 degrees so small birdmouths needed to be made. Those joists seem heavy duty for this size of structure but the green roof has a rating when wet of 50 kg per m^2 and I have to take in account at least an amount of load for snowfall. So the rating for the roof gets up to 100 kg per m^2.
When working alone you do have to consider the size of things you can put in place.
So the roof was up, now I made some support by putting up some siding to the structure. Between the boards 5 mm gaps were made to make it ventilated.
Over the wood I placed a sheet of LDPE plastic to make it water proof. And on top of that corrugated steel roofing material was put on.
The choice fort his was different than you would expect. Usually here in NL a roof like this is installed with big sheets of asphalt. This is glued or melted in place. This has a very decent lifespan. But I chose steel because it adds more strengt to the roof. The 0.5 mm steel still has more strength than the asphalt. The livespan of the steel still is plenty sufficient fort his roof.
Then the rest of the siding could be put on. The small boards really make the whole thing rigid and strong. And the fence itself was made more rigid. In the mean time a small shower passed by. And the roof was watertight so that was great.
The upper part of the sing was placed and the LDPE plastic overlaps tot hat. So with heavy rain i twill seep over to the siding.
And now the green roof. The first layer is a fabric protecting the roofing material. The is a molded plastic layer. This has cups in it for water storage and drainage underneath. This is fairly thin and you cat cut this with a knife. Then there is another fabric layer for filtration and water storage. There is the supplier, ‘Groendak’.
After that comes the nutrition fort he plants. This also provides some water storage . This makes up the majority of the weight. Finally the plants are placed. These plant can survive mulitple month without any rainfall so they are very robust.
When the greens were trimmed to width I could install the barge boards or the fascia boards. This finishes that up neatly.
And then I could work on the shed door. This was very straight forward. Measuring it is square and fits in the opening. Then I could screw it down and install it in the opening. It didn’t need the diagonal piece because the horizontal boards held it square. But one could add it for good measure.
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