Connecting the walls to the floor

Nailing walls to floor

Nailing walls to floor

Visitors Question

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.

Thanks

Johns Answer

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.

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