Introduction
Job #1 - What Size?
Job #2 - Framework
Job #3 - Foundation
Job #4 - Walls
Job #5 - Roof
Job #6 - Doors
Appendix A
Appendix B
the Templates
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Fig. 1 Standard Foundation Layout

Fig. 2 Square Front Foundation Layout

Important!
Strong wind can tip your project. Anchor all buildings!

Base Alignment -
Check the alignment of the five base STARPLATES (Job #2, Fig. #5) before permanently anchoring. Use the base frame as a template fot anchor locations.

VERTICAL POST LOCATIONS FOR SQUARE FRONT (JOB 2. OPTION 3)

DOTTED DISTANCES SHOULD BE EQUAL


Option #1 - Frame On Ground

Uses -
Least expensive. For level sites. Treated base struts recommended.

Material -
(2) to (15) anchor Stakes (treated) or commercial auger anchors.
(5) 5/16" lag screws & washers.

2 x 2 TREATED STAKE DRIVE INTO GROUND CUT OFF DAMAGED TOP


Option #2 - Posts & Footings

Uses -
Larger more permanent buildings on soft or uneven ground. Posts can extend below frost line for stability.

Materials -
(5) Treated posts or concrete for footings
(5) Anchor bolts or (5) anchor lag screws
(10) Treated wedges

Fig. 1a Wedge Support

Fig. 1 Concrete Pad

Fig. 2 Treated Post

Fig. 3 Concrete Footing

Fig. 4 Treated Post


Option #3 - Wood Platform

Uses -
Can be set directly on level ground or be put up on posts. Can be used to raise buildings (to make doors open easily).

Materials -
(5) Platform base 2 x 4's 5/8" Plywood or 3/4" tongue & groove planking


Fig. 2 Platform Base 2x4

Fig. 1 Platform

Fig. 3 Bending Lever

Fig. 4 Platform Base Cross Section


Option #4 - Concrete Slab

Uses -
Dry, most permanent. Adapts to rocky ground.

Materials -
2 x 4 Form lumber & form stakes
Concrete
(5) Anchor bolts

Shape of Slab -
A square slab or oversize slab collects rain water. A 5-sided slab that fits under the base struts as shown will stay dry. Make the slab the same size as the wood platform described in Option #3,


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