Shed Walls with Paneled Siding

Hello. If I use 8 foot studs for the wall framing but then add a top and bottom plate then the distance that needs to be covered with the siding is more than 8 feet. But the siding comes in 4 x 8 sheets. How do I make this work? And sorry for the simple question but I am obviously not a carpenter.

Thank you! Tim.

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by: John

Hi Tim,

This is a great question!

Typically I do all my plans with the wall studs somewhere between 7' to 7.5' on the average. This gives you the ability to run your sheet siding down below the floor sheeting.

Now on a typical house framed wall, they don't use 8' studs! They use 92-5/8" studs. This allows an 8' sheet of drywall to be nailed to it and you have a 1/2" space down at the floor.

So with all that being said, there is no way you can frame a shed wall with full 8' studs and have top and bottom plates too, and have your siding extend down below the shed flooring.

What you can do however is run a 1x4 piece of cedar or composite trim down around the bottom of your framing making sure that it is positioned so that it covers your shed flooring, and allows you to place a full 8' sheet of siding above it.

One thing you would definitely want to do if you go this route is to have a metal drip edge between the top of the trim and the bottom of the siding to prevent water from seeping in between the bottom of the shed siding and the trim.

I am more and more becoming a fan of the composite trim on sheds because it will last a 'long' time as compared to cedar or other various forms of wood trim.

Otherwise Tim, you will want to go with shorter walls by cutting down your wall studs.

Hope this helps clear up your confusion!

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