Thoughts about a small tin garden shed in a cold climate

I think “the whole thing” makes the rigidity it is not beam and post.

The doors are about to be replaced. Watch this space!

This is how our shed is made.

It does not use “sine wave” corrugation. It’s “square wave” corrugation. Which gives it more rigidity when the panels are joined together and overlapping. This also gives the walls better “snow load” for taking weight on the roof.

It has two metal rafters together ( back to back) in the center. Then another rafter halfway between the centre and the outside edge ( both left and right of centre).

Rafters to support a “snow load”.

When looking in through the door.

It has a trim that goes all around the top edge and the bottom edge that the sides panels are screwed into. I couldn’t really see … but I think the bottom edge is screwed/bolted into the concrete.

Trim on the top and bottom edges.

It has metal bracing which is at waist height which runs around the walls like a shelf.

Metal bracing at waist hight.

The door frame

The doorway has 2×4 inch wood studs around it that make up the door frame.

2 x 4 timber door frame.

By Chris

Chris is experimenting with living a better quality-of-life by Simplifying back to basics. Valuing family time, friendships, personal time and free time over material things. Growing healthy food. Avoiding advertising and media commercialism. In a nut shell; directly pursuing Health, Sanity, Contentment and indirectly Happiness.

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