Discussion in 'DIY Archery & Hunting Projects' started by Innovative Outdoorsman, Jul 6, 2016.
My wife wants me to have a hunting gear shed as well
Nice work . You for hire ?
No, once we finish this shed, its hunting show season followed by bear season and then the archery deer season on top of running our business making bow holders and broadhead sharpeners.
I understand, I have a broadhead sharpener, boy let tell u.... Sharpness it puts out, almost better than new. Good work!
Sharp broadheads rock!
A double layer of weed barrier was laid inside the frame
Then a little over a yard of river stone is spread inside the timber frame. All of this should discourage any critter from taking up residence under the new shed.
Then it was time to begin the rain gutter portion of the project but cruel irony had a rain shower end our progress as soon as we began.
The front rain gutters are finished.
The eaves on the lean-to side are closed in, caulked and painted.
The rear gutters include a longer than usual run-off due to the landscape angle.
I dug a trench to direct the water away from the shed and down hill.
It was suggested that because we so completely enclosed the bottom of the shed to keep animals from living underneath that we also starved the underside of the shed of the flow of fresh air. The moisture trapped could pose a threat to the floor so we added 10 vents around the perimeter. The vents are 2” in diameter.
To keep wind driven rain and snow from getting in above the doors we added a aluminum drip edge above the door.
We added thin ply to the bottoms of both doors.
While walking through home depot, there was a display of water damaged MDF that is 1/8” thick. The water damage only left stains along one edge that could be seen on the white side of the 4 x 8 sheets so they marked them down to $6 a sheet. The white color will brighten the inside of the shed and make good backing before shelves are added. 2 ½ walls are covered. The back wall will be covered only half way up so small shelves can be added between the studs in the upper wall half.
Trim was added around the window.
There is a possibility of putting vinyl flooring in the shed thanks to a relative in the flooring biz that can get me the flooring for free so we put down a layer of ¼” thick underlayment. Why add vinyl flooring to a shed?? If its free and if we would care to butcher animals inside, it will be easier to clean the floor without having to paint the floor to protect it from blood, etc. Any spills, drips, etc will be easier to clean up and that way we don’t have to paint the floor to protect it.
Also, we got the underlayment from Home Depot from their cull wood area (purple wood) which is 70% off due to edge damage of the 4 x 8 sheets but since the inside of the shed is 11 ft 5” x 11 ft 5”, trimming the damaged edges of 4 x 8 sheets makes it a good option.
Then we started adding shelving around the west wall (more will be added to other walls). Since the shed has 8 foot high walls a 13 inch deep shelf was added and a 9 inch deep shelf below that. This will save floor space.
The doors is now trimmed to match the windows.
The back wall was covered with sheeting only half way up so small shelves can be added between the studs (still needs to be done) but the first row of shelves was added just above the edge of the sheeting.
Double shelves were added between the windows. Like the opposite wall, the upper shelf is 13” deep and the lower is 9” deep.
Next up will be adding tracks for storage bins that will be suspended from the ceiling (floor space is at a premium so maximizing ceiling and wall space comes first.
Built better than my house !
We added tracks/rails above the windows that will accept large plastic bins. This is done to save floor space. We selected clear bins so we can see whats inside without having to take them down.
With the inside finished it was time to put the hunting gear in to see if it fits. It does. LOL
Right now, all the stands except this one are already set up for the upcoming season. Once season closes, all the gear will have a place to call home rather than overflowing the garage.
We cleaned up the entire job site last night so That marks the completion of the project.
Here are the before and after pics
That is one heck of a build! nice work!!!
can I live in it?
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