Shed Project, 12-15-2000
Another picture of the backyard from the porch, no batterboards so it's harder to see the footings and perimeter of the shed.
The 4x4's are braced and attached to the blocks and the 2x8's are resting on a 2x4 at the right height to be mounted.
A few notes about this.
- The 4x4's were mounted with 2 braces when I attached them to the footers. I had to remove one brace to put the 2x8's in place.
- I wound up screwing the 4x4's to the post anchors. Nailing them just loosened the post anchors up and by then its too late to re-tighten them.
- I'm not sure what will happen in the long run, will all the post anchors loosen after time?
Another picture of the 2x8's in place ready to be bolted down
Here are the holes drilled for the bolts to go through. They are recessed so the head of the bolt will be flush with the 2x8.
Another note here... I misunderstood the instructions and I used bolts and drilled all the way through the 2 2x8's and the 4x4.
This requires a 6-1/2" bolt. The instruction said to use a 4" lag screw (not bolt) so I was only supposed to drill the recessed hole and let the screw do the rest of the work.
Oh well, I think this will hold together well enough. Perhaps I'll use screws on the other posts. It will certainly be easier.
This is pretty much the same picture with the bolts in place. They are not tightened yet, just holding up the 2x8's.
Another picture from the yard to give you a perspective of how the overall project is shaping up.