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Shed Building 101... part 4

The next lesson in our shed building mission is putting up the trim. While this may seem like a minor task, it takes much patience. We used a bit of trim to cover up the exposed edges of the wood.

Apparently I misplaced some of the pictures I took to illustrate the steps we followed. Sorry, I hope this doesn't cause much confusion.

Once the siding and roof are installed, is the best time to do this step. That way things won't get moved accidentally to make your trim look bad. How do I know? Um, look closely at the pictures and you'll see what I mean. We didn't do this and Cheesehead is pretty unhappy with the results.

We used a couple of nails in each piece of framing. The best way to attatch these pieces is to attatch them to the structure. We didn't have enough foresight to measure this properly, we were forced to improvise.

What did we use to do this? I'm glad you asked. There was quite a bit of scrap 2x4 pieces laying around after all of our construction work, so we had several that were the perfect size. We simply nailed these scrap pieces to the end of the piece we just hung up.

We also put wood up over the seams on the front where our siding pieces met. Had we made the peak of our shed shorter than 8 feet, this step wouldn't be required. We wanted the extra storage space so we made the walls taller. Make sure to measure these carefully to ensure a proper fit.

You need to have a place to attach the trim to on both of the underside of your soffits. These should be solid pieces of wood, we used furring strips for this job. We nailed them to the siding and used the framing nailer that one of Cheesehead's friends kindly loaned us. It takes at least two people to do this to make sure the wood is flush on both ends. Once the wood is properly in place, it simply needs to be nailed on all ends and sides to keep the wood securely in place.

Keep in mind that this should also be vented so either leave some space on the inside edge or cut some vent holes in the solid wood boards.

We also added the trim around the window. This is best done using a miter saw. Keep in mind if you don't get the angle exactly correct, your job will look sloppy. Take your time, make the measurements exactly and don't forget to secure the saw on the proper angle. It's a bit like putting a puzzle together. The easiest way to measure is using the inside measurements.

Not bad for a day's work. We could have gotten more work done, but Cheesehead is working for a friend tonight. I guess we'll have more time tomorrow. Stay tuned.

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