How to make an under-eaves storage locker
 

This slender structure is an all-weather toolshed that you can build in a weekend

MATERIALS

You'll need one sheet of plywood to make the two ends and the floor module. (We used a rough-sawn-texture exterior plywood.) The exposed wood ― rafters, filler blocks, front posts, and front beam ― are Douglas fir, but you could select other woods.

Shell

  • 1 sheet 5/8-inch exterior plywood
  • 1 7-foot-long 4-by-6
  • 3 8-foot-long 2-by-4s
  • 2 7-foot-long 4-by-4s
  • 7 8-foot-long 2-by-4s (pressure-treated)
  • ½ pound 2 1/2-inch deck screws
  • ¼ pound 4-d galvanized common nails
  • 8 3-inch-long lag bolts
  • 2 8-foot lengths of U-shaped plastic channel to fit edge of plywood
  • 7 L-shaped framing anchor brackets
  • 5 U-shaped hurricane-tie brackets
  • 2 quarts exterior paint
  • 2 8-foot "wiggle" boards for roof panels
  • 1 2- by 8-foot corrugated roof panel

Doors

  • 11 8-foot-long rough-sawn 1-by-8s
  • ¼ pound 1 3/8-inch deck screws
  • 1 quart wood preservative
  • 4 8-inch-long strap hinges
  • 2 door handles
  • 1 hasp

TOOLS

Pencil, circular saw, electric drill with drill and Phillips-head bits, hammer, wrench, tape measure, protractor, carpenter square, framing square, level, and masking tape.

Next: Step-by-step building instructions & diagram

 

 

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