Over the past labor day weekend my dad and myself started building a 12' x 18' garage/workshop at our vacation cabin in Alpine, AZ. We got 95% of the framing and roof in over the past 4 days. Still to go are the front/rear fascias, roofing felt/shingles, hardi-panel siding, window & barn-style door.
Here are some of the details:
- 12' x 18' with interior square footage of just under 200 s/f. Apache County allows sheds/garages that are under 200 s/f to be built without a permit. This makes it much easier on me since my primary residence is 4.5 hours away in Gilbert, AZ (near Phoenix).
- Monolithic concrete pad reinforced with rebar ranges from 14" to 24" thick (this part of the project was contracted out to a concrete guy - cost was $2,400 which included excavating and a 50' x 8' gravel driveway)
- 2 x 4 framing with 1/2" OSB sheathing siting on PT sill plate bolted to (epoxied) slab.
- Hardie-Panel siding (no groove) to cover OSB with 1" x 4" trim boards to create a "board & batten look". The plan is to complement the main cabin which is sided in hardi plank lap siding.
- 30 year architectural GAF shingles to be applied over felt.
- 2 barn-style swing out doors to be made with hardi-panel and 5/8" exterior plywood & trim.
- 18" x 46" window
In a few weeks I'll post more pictures as work progresses.
In the meantime......
I have a few questions....
What type & size of nails should I be using to hang the hardie-panel? It will be done by hand nailing.
Any secrets to hanging the hardie-panel? The sheets are very heavy. something like 73 pounds for each 4' x 8' sheet.