Step 4: Build Supports for the Front

Mark Powers building front supports for his trash shed
Photo: Kolin Smith
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Position a 40-inch-long 2x4 in front of each front leg on both side frames, flush with the bottom of the base. The gap at the top leaves room for the crosspiece that will connect the two sides. Screw the 2x4s to the legs with 2½-inch deck screws.
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    Tools List

    • framing square
      Framing square
    • speed square
      Speed Square
    • jigsaw
      Jigsaw
    • drill
      Drill/driver
    • finish hammer
      Hammer with nailset

    Shopping List

    2x4 to frame the shed and build the doors. Get eleven 8-foot boards.

    1x6 tongue-and-groove siding. Pick up prestained boards or stain them yourself before installation. Get enough to cover about 75 square feet.

    1 ¼x6 pressure-treated decking to frame the doors and lid. Get seven 8-foot boards.

    Construction adhesive to glue the sheathing.

    4-inch door hinges to attach each lid and the bifold doors to the framing. Get 10. Continuous (piano) hinges to create the bifold doors. Get two stainless steel 30-inch hinges.

    3½-inch stainless-steel deck screws

    2½-inch stainless-steel deck screws

    1 5/8-inch stainless-steel deck screws

    1 5⁄8-inch stainless-steel siding nails