Glenn who lives in Arizona is building a playhouse for his kids using my 10x12 barn shed plans. Glenn has been kind enough to take some time out of his day to send me the following neat pictures of his building progress.
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One of the easiest ways to frame and build shed walls is doing it right on the shed floor as Glenn is doing here.
Glenn had a rather unique modification to the plans and that was going with 10' walls. I asked Glenn the reason why he was building his shed as I like to get a little more info from my customers when they send pics my way. This is what he had to say....
All four walls can be framed and built right on the shed floor just as Glenn is doing above.
Glenn it looks like you know what you're doing here. Great job.
The blue paper you see on the slab in the door way is called 'sill paper'. This helps protect the walls bottom plates from moisture that can wick up from the slab floor. This is typically used on concrete floors and not wooden shed floors.
This shed/playhouse Glenn is building for his kids is really unique and I don't believe any of my customers has used this modification before. It is such an easy modification to do with the plans and the benefit it adds is really one of more storage space and head room in the loft area just by adding a couple of feet to the wall height.
Glenn sent me these pictures the beginning of January and here in Xenia Ohio where I live the temps are in the single digits! Looks like Glenn's temps are quite a bit warmer there in Arizona. Rub it in Glenn!
Looking at the wall sheeting, osb sheets only come in 8' lengths and that is why there is a gap in the sheeting up to the roof. This can be filled in with more osb sheeting and the Glenn will probably have a crew put on stucco to the walls to match his house.
This is such a neat idea Glenn had for building a playhouse for his kids. Then when they are grown up, Glenn and his wife can use the shed for storage and whatever any other needs for the shed might be.
Glenn I can't wait until you send more pictures of your progress with your kids' playhouse shed.
The barn shed plans Glenn used to build this playhouse shed are here.