Building a Two Story Wooden Storage

Building a Two Story Wooden Storage

Lowes has wooden storage sheds that you can buy. I have a friend named Robert Anderson from NC that told me he could build a shed less expensive and better than Lowes.

Lowes has wooden storage sheds that you can buy. I have a friend named Robert Anderson from NC that told me he could build a shed less expensive and better than Lowes. He told me that he could build it from the foundation up. Robert knew how to build a shed with an upstairs room. That would make it a two-story shed. He began to build it with the help of my father. They had to get a builders permit.

The Foundation

Robert started the foundation using bricks and cement. As you can see, he used two layers. It is a must in this day and time that you have to have a foundation in order to build a shed. After the bricks were laid, then he started building on the top with the wood. I think the kind of wood he used in the second picture was treated wood for the foundation.

The OSB Board and Rain

The kind of wood that is being used to build the shed is OSB board. I despise OSB board. Some people call it wafer board. It looks like a bunch of flakes put together. A long time ago, I was told that OSB board was no good once it became wet. I worry when it rains. My floor becomes wet and the wood on the outside. So far, it has not done any damage, but eventually it will. Maybe the OSB board is made better than it use to be. However, this is the kind of board that people use to build houses. I think it should be against the law to use OSB board to build a house with, but it is probably less expensive than other kinds of wood. So I go along with it. I will be glad when the house is finished. It has been raining quite often. The wood still appears and feels strong. It is said now today that OSB board is better than plywood. It is straighter, stronger, and doesn’t warp. I’m just finding that out after all of the fussing I have done and all of the past experience I have seen of my parents.

The Building Now that the house is built, it looks taller than the storage I was going to buy at Lowes. What makes it appear bigger is the foundation and the way the roof is built. I am happy about the shed and I think Robert and my father has done a great job so far.

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