12′ x 20′ Shed Project   |   August 07, 2014
Here I am attempting some initial leveling just after clearing the trees out of the area.
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Here’s a level place to start from.

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The form boards are going in.

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Just about done with the form.

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I’m working on digging a 12″ x 12″ footer.

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There’re a couple pictures of the finished footer.  I rented a Jumping Jack from General Rental and packed the slab with it since I had dug out some trees while clearing a spot for the shed.  I also put two pieces of rebar down in the footer that runs around the perimeter of the shed.  Unfortunately I didn’t get any pictures of either the Jumping Jack or the rebar.

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The cement truck is coming in!  Two of my brothers are helping me with my project.  Many thanks to them for their much needed assistance.

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Getting ready to play in the mud.

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The main motivation and cheerleader for the project.

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Let the fun begin!  It was a little too dry so Nathan had the driver mix some more water into the cement.

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You can see the rebar a little in this picture.

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And now back to our cheerleader!

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We didn’t have quite enough concrete on the first truck to finsh the job.  We had estimated six yards but we got another truck to bring us another yard and the cement was soon all in.  We ended up with a total of seven yards to finish the job.
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Working on screeding the porch.

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Here I’m using an edger to round the very corner.

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Nathan and I on cement skis working the concrete to baby skin smooth with steel trowels.

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My dad even came out and helped put the neighbor’s fence post back up.

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Here you can see the brushed ramp and troweled shed floor.

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And the finished product!!!

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4 thoughts on “12′ x 20′ Shed Project”

  1. Tim Lewis says:

    Wow!!! What a lot of work!!!! Very well done!!!! Isn't it fun to build it yourself!!!!!

  2. johnnfawn says:

    Nathan really taught me a lot about slab work. And yes, I had great fun doing it too! It does give you a feeling of accomplishment having done the work with your own hands.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Nice job John!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Doesn't that look great, John!!!! What alot of work and lots of fun!!! It's going to be a great shed!!! -McFarlands

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