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wall panels and top plate

by Bill
(Tacoma, Wa)

on my 10X12 Gable shed...I followed the instructions to nail siding with 2" below the bottom plate...this leave 2" above top plate. I'm confused about the 2" left above...The pictures in your guide show a second 2X4 on top of top plate...but the plans don't talk about that...Do I nail another 2X4 on top of top plate before I install the trusses? If so there will still be 1/2" remaining above the wall framing...Do I then trim this off to allow for the truss tail clearance?

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10x12 gable shed plans
by: John

Hi Bill,

On the side walls you'll see that the truss ends are about 2" above the top plate, and there is only one top plate. So the siding will actually go up and cover the ends of the trusses, so this is the reason for the siding going 2" higher.

The building guide is a general guide for basically all of my gable plans, some of which do have a second top plate. Your plans however just have one top plate.

I am sorry for the confusion on this. If you have any more questions please email me: shedking@gmail.com

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