I just bought the book "Building a Shed" from Taunton press. I'm building a skid foundation just like the one on page 137 if anyone has the book. I want to build a 14 feet long 6x6 skid foundation. My problem is I can't get pressure-treated lumber in 16 feet length. The biggest size I can get is 12 feet.
My question is should I just get two 8 foot 6x6, and cut to size, and join them together using a lapped scarf joint with Bolts like the diagram shown? And if I do use the scarf joint how long, and deep of a cut should I make to make them fit properly.
Edited 3/21/2009 5:56 pm ET by epeesolo