Connecting the walls to the floor
Nailing walls to floor
How do I connect the walls to the floor. Sorry if this seems like a stupid question, but I can't seem to get into my head how I join the two.
No question is a stupid question! Especially when it comes to building a shed.
Typically a shed wall is nailed to the floor with 16d common nails. 16d nails are 3.5" in length and the common 16d nail has a large head on it for preventing slippage.
When building my sheds, I will always try to put 2 nails in right next to each wall stud down through the bottom plate, making sure that if I can nail right into any adjacent floor joists underneath.
The general guideline is 2-16d nails 16" on center down through the sole plate into the floor. Hitting floor joists and outside rim joists and band boards is desirable if possible.