I have now dismantled the shed (10x6) in a couple of the corners the
last couple of slats (shiplap joints) are rotted and need replacing,is
it easy to remove them and replace.
There are also a couple mid way up that need repacing. (about a 6 inch
On another couple there are gaps where the wood has shrunk or been
broken. how to seal this.
I also have the option to reduce the shed to 8x4 which would eliminate
some of the issues again this maybe easier as one corner of the floor
(tongue & groove) has caught a bit of rot and this would take that out.
I just recently moved to this house and the shed was backed up against
an inaccessable wall (gap) on 2 sides, hence the damage.
Any thoughts on any of this, mine is to reduce the size which would
incur less repair work. I am not too bothered about the size as I
intend to attach a covered section on to the shed for any DIY work I
need to do.
If its proper ship lap rather than T&G, then its easy to replace boards,
even in the middle of a run of them. You may find it harder to match the
exact cosmetic profile, but that should not affect the function.
Depends on how far gone it is... the one that was in the garden when we
moved in had a rotten roof, floor, and back corner. So I replaced the
floor and roof, and was able to salvage enough boards from the good bits
of those to replace the rotten corner. (it was handy they used the same
T&G for everything).
You are probably correct but my previous house had a large double garage
and then I had motorbikes and done a lot of work in it. Now once my DIY
projects are done then I am hanging up my tools and it will only be for
garden tool storage. I have spent the last 2 years clearing my old
garage and the loft and then moved here, the kids aint interested in
what I have so its mostly going. I am easing into retirement, time for
Won't there be any maintenance jobs as time goes on?
I have spent the last 2 years
If you're easing into retirement, why are you bodging up an old shed? - the
thing will be flat as a pancake in a few years time and then what?
If I were you I'd be looking at getting a new one, and preferably not a
cheapo, or if you do get a cheapo, put it on a raised base
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