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Tim Carter shares a few secret tips about installing joist hangers. These tips help you get the top of the joists flush with the top of a beam, allow you to deal with cupped joists and a secret tip about cutting the correct length of the joist. For more DIY Shed building tips and information […]

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Tim Carter, demonstrates how to get the floor joist layout perfect for 16-inch on center floor joists. The first joist away from the edge is the critical one. Once you have this one spaced correctly, then all the others are 16 inches on center from that one. For more DIY Shed building tips and information […]

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Tim Carter shows how to use a deck corner bracket to reinforce a corner when connecting deck joists with a band board. The same is true for a suspended wood floor system. For more DIY Shed building tips and information and to purchase the actual plans for the shed in this video, click the following […]

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Tim Carter demonstrates how to use an offset string to get a wood beam perfectly straight. For more DIY Shed building tips and information and the actual plans for the shed in this video, click the following links: SHED PLANNING: http://www.askthebuilder.com/how-to-plan-a-shed SHEDS for STORAGE: http://www.askthebuilder.com/storage-sheds GARDEN SHEDS: http://www.askthebuilder.com/garden-sheds SHED RAMPS: http://www.askthebuilder.com/shed-ramps/ ACTUAL SHED PLANS: http://go.askthebuilder.com/plans

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Tim Carter shows why a notched post is better than bolting a beam to a post. For more DIY Shed building tips and information and to purchase the actual plans for the shed in this video, click the following links: SHED PLANNING: http://www.askthebuilder.com/how-to-plan-a-shed SHEDS for STORAGE: http://www.askthebuilder.com/storage-sheds GARDEN SHEDS: http://www.askthebuilder.com/garden-sheds SHED RAMPS: http://www.askthebuilder.com/shed-ramps/ ACTUAL SHED […]

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Tim Carter demonstrates how to install through bolts while assembling a wood floor system on wood 6 x 6 posts for a DIY shed. Through bolts make for a better connection than lag bolts. Lag bolts are unacceptable because if the installer over tightens them, the wood fibers get shredded by the coarse threads and […]

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Tim Carter shows how to look down a wide piece of lumber to check for crown. Crown is the hump you'll often see in a piece of lumber. You always want the crown to be pointing up to the sky. To visualize what crown is, look at most modern bridges. The center of the bridge […]

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