Introduction
Job #1 - What Size?
Job #2 - Framework
Job #3 - Foundation
Job #4 - Walls
Job #5 - Roof
Job #6 - Doors
Appendix A
Appendix B
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See appendix B formulas to determine exact sizes.

Fig. 1
Cutting Panels From 4' x 8' Sheets

Wall Panels Are Identical -
All wall panels are identical. Make one, test it for rigidity and fit, then use It as a pattern for the others.

Important -
if material is good on one side only, cut left handed and right handed pieces. Matching-up from alternating 4' x 8' sheets so good sides face out on finished panels.


For Walls -
JOIN WITH REINFORCING STRIPS MAKE JOINTS OP FACTORY ROSES ONLY. NAIL PROM FRONT CLINCH OVER ON BACK.

For Roof -
REINFORCING STRIPS NOT REQUIRED USE EXTRA SUPPORTS (JOB #5)



Option #1 - Outside Panels

Important!
Nail Outside wall panels before roof: roof eaves get in the way.

Uses -
Rough panel edges can be covered: requires trim.

Materials -
Plywood. siding panels, flakeboard. fiber
reinforced plastic, lattice
1 x 4 Reinforcing strips
10 Trim strips (cove molding Or sawn) w~ii
Galvanized nails & caulk


Option #2 - Inset Panel

Uses -
Makes use of struts as trim; requires 1 x 2 nailers; requires more careful panel cuts.

Materials -
Same as Option #1


Option #3 - Horizontal Siding

Uses -
Easy, decorative, little Waste.

Materials -
3/4" Drop siding, lap siding. etc. Galvanized nails & caulk

1 5/8" Cove molding or sawn trim. OR Metal corners (must be bent open)


Option #4 - Screen or Plastic


Fig. 1 Extra Struts For Stapling

Fig. 2 Wrap Rolls Around

Fig. 3 Covering Top

Fig. 4 Double Glazing For Insulation

Uses -
Screen-house, greenhouse, solar collectors.

Materials -
Wide screening (fiberglass)
4 or 6 mil plastic
Extra support struts
Screen molding or sawn strips
Staples, small galvanized nails

Wrap Around -
A roll of screen or plastic will wrap all around the entire building perfectly - believe it or not! Extended roof Struts are the only obstruction. Cut and trim around these Struts or add extra parallel nailing struts as in Fig. #1. A 5" gap under the eaves, covered with something more permanent, will help you work with screen or plastic.

Hints -
1. Apply screen or plastic after painting Struts & molding - much easier.
2. Rip saw moldings from 3/4" clear pine - much less expensive than finished molding.

Covering Top -
Use two pieces as shown in Fig. 3.

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