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Build An Outdoor Room This Weekend

posted in Home & Garden > Gardening
06/12/2014
  • What You Need:

    TOOLS

    Tape rule
    Hammer
    Posthole digger (if placing on concrete piers)
    Builder's level ( 4-feet or longer)
    Trenching shovel
    Carpenter's pencil
    Angle square or combination square

  • Portable circular saw
    Table saw
    Wood chisel (1 inch or larger)
    Drill with 3/16- and 3/8-inch bits
    Drill bit, 12 inches long, 1/4 -inch diameter
    Ratchet driver with 9/16-inch socket
    12-inch power miter saw
    No. 2 Phillips screwdriver or driver but
    Two stepladders (8 feet)
    Paintbrushes

  • MATERIALS

    12 wood stakes (18 -- 24 inches long)
    Four cardboard tube concrete forms, 12-inch diameter, 4 feet long*
    20 bags ready-mix concrete, 80 pounds each*
    Four metal post base brackets with fasteners*
    1 cubic yard crushed rock or pea gravel
    12 pieces 1X4 (nominal) cedar, 8 feet long (for window frames)
    Three pieces 4X4 (nominal) pressure-treated pine, 8 feet long (for part A)
    22 pieces 4X4 (nominal) cedar, 8 feet long (for parts B - L)
    Two pieces 2X4 (nominal) cedar, 8 feet long (for part M)
    Two barn sash windows (22X29 inches) or equivalent (optional)

  • Three barn sash windows (22X41 inches) or equivalent (optional)
    One package 5d (1 3/4-inch) galvanized finishing nails
    Thirty 3/8X6-inch lag screws with flat washers
    One package No. 10X3-inch deck screws
    10 sheets corrugated galvanized steel roof panels, 25X72 inches
    One galvanized cap/ridge flashing, 8 feet long
    One package washer-head screws (for metal roof panels)
    One package No. 6X1 5/8-inch deck screws
    1 gallon exterior-grade clear wood sealer (or semitransparent stain)

  • Basic Structure

    First, find the perfect place in your yard and level a 7-3/4-foot-square foundation with a shovel. Be sure to check your local building codes; some may require concrete footings for added stability. Use 12 wood stakes, 18 to 24 inches long, to create the basic structure.
    Tip: A coat of deck sealer brings out the natural color of the cedar.

  • Get the complete step by step instructions here:

    http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/outdoor/installation/how-to-build-outdoor-room/

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