DIY: How To Build A Man Cave / She Shed / Workshop – Part 4 – Making & Installing The Subframe

DIY: How To Build A Man Cave / She Shed / Workshop – Part 4 – Making & Installing The Subframe

I construct the subframe using C24 pressure treated construction timber 150 x 50mm and the following screws:





Marcus says:

I love your videos mate. I wish more channels would do full process videos like this instead of chopped up overly edited soundtrack-laden “how to’s” that don’t actually show you how to, but rather are there to self-aggrandise.

I also love the voice over. Sounds like a nature documentary! Haha! But it actually is technically; it’s one type of animal and its family building a shelter!

B Scooter says:

Enjoying this, good style and explanation so looking forward to the next episodes. Nice to see you working with the family too

Nicky Scott says:

I like the family team work 👍 Your attention to detail is commendable. Keep it up and all the best….👍

Dale Skidmore says:

My brothers in law and I recently put up a shed for the aged P. It was very flimsy and of poor quality and I didn't like it at all; although it was nice spending time with the boys. I bet that frame is heavier than the whole 6'x8' shed we put together. I know which one I would liked to have made.

Bhavin Kava says:

Hi des where did you get your impact combi drill set was it expensive I've seen a few in aldi workzone you reckon there any good

Cragdwella says:

Nice ! You can also square it up doing 6-8- 10 method,same principle just larger. Cheers

ep91monster says:

Hello again mate. Don't know if you remember me but i gave you some tips on your bonding video.
Couple more tips for you before you start laying the osb floor.
Buy yourself a roll of plastic dpc and lay some ontop of those concrete blocks. It will just stop any moisture wicking up and into the bottoms of those timbers. They will be the first places to rot if you don't.

Also, nogging wise, stagger them so you can easily screw into the ends of each one. Much quicker and simpler than driving the fixings in on a skew. We only really skew screw if we really need to.

Also its a good idea to soak any cut ends of treated timber in the preservative for a couple hours, let it wick the preservative up into the cut ends. Do that, along with your coat of creosote and a strip of DPC ontop of the blocks, and you won't have any issues with that air gap underneath the floor 🙂

Ratch Riat says:

you doing a good job des looking forward to the next video

C4sp3r says:

Project is coming along well. Some things you could do in future such projects is to stand the cut timber ends in an ice cream tub or similar with the creosote in to allow them to soak up into the freshly cut ends therefor treating the new fresh wood that has been exposed after cutting them. Also I think you normally see the noggins staggered so you can get screws into both ends.

A very good YouTube channel to follow is RR Buildings. He does very good content, his most recent video which was released yesterday shows some of the latest impact drivers being put through their paces during one of his recent builds. His channel is definitely worth a follow.

I am looking forward to the next video to see how you progress.

Jay luas says:

Looking good des will it be strictly a shed or you thinking of a man cave 👍

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