We have a lot of great information about sheds covering everything from building a foundation to characteristics of a high-quality shed.
One aspect we haven’t covered is building a shed ramp so I was glad to help a friend build a ramp for his shed a couple of weeks ago. The framing of the shed has a little lip underneath the door, and to begin, we ripped a 2 x 4″ so that our ledger board would mount flush with the face of the shed. Making sure it was completely level, we anchored the 2 x 6″ ledger board underneath the shed doors with lag screws (and washers). We used a 2 x 4″ to estimate a comfortable slope for our ramp, and we staked out an area just big enough to fit the concrete blocks.
We used paver base to help set and level each block, making sure everything was straight and tight. While my friend began working on the ramp stringers, I screwed a 2 x 4″ along the bottom side of the ledger board. We measured the distance from the ledger board to the far edge of the concrete blocks and cut our stringers to length.
To determine the angle between the stringer and the ledger board, we set the stringer at the corner of the support board and used a speed square to mark a plumb line.
After setting the stringers, we cut and screwed blocking between them to maintain the spacing.
We used a powder actuated nailer to drive a few nails through the blocks into the concrete to prevent any side-to-side movement.
We cut the deck boards to length, predrilled holes and screwed the boards to the stringers. My friend painted the entire ramp to match his shed, and this has the added benefit of another protective layer. Subscribe and never miss an article!Free articles delivered conveniently to your inbox(and no spam, we promise)Enjoy this? All of these shed posts over the last few months makes me really want to get going on building my own. Looking really good – have you thought about covering up the sides to try and prevent little creatures creating their homes underneath? The top of the ramp is about 1″ below the floor level, and that sits just underneath the doors. What’s the purpose of the ledger board – any reason not to just attach either the support board or joist hangers right to the band board?
AT reader Stephanie writes: "We just got a small stackable washer dryer for our little cottage.


Stephanie, we'd recommend you look to build some sort of structure to keep your washer and dryer protected from the elements.
It is essential to choose the right materials before starting the construction and the assembly of the pedestal. The first step of the woodworking project is to build the sides of the washer dryer pedestal. Reinforce the structure of the pedestal by installing the rest of the supports to the bottom and top frames.
Build the bottom shelf out of 34″ plywood using the information described in the diagram.
Fit the bottom shelf to the structure and make sure there are no gaps between the components. In order to get the job done in a professional manner, we recommend you to attach the top component to the wooden pedestal. Top Tip:A In order to protect the lumber from water damage, we recommend you to cover the components with several coats of paint. If you are looking for a single level small cabin or house this 10x20 is very adaptable and can be modified by using different roof styles and adding additions to suit almost any individual or families needs.The base unit is 10 feet wide by 20 feet long and aproximately 200 square feet. Simple Solar Homesteading is a Not-For-Profit social and cultural service organization dedicated to producing affordable off-grid housing designs and projects so that everyone everywhere can have a safe and sustainable home. Next, setting the stringer on the support board and using a piece of scrap, we scribed a line for the angle between the stringer and the block. For the last couple of boards, we drilled through the stringer and into the concrete (using concrete anchors).
I love reading about all the different sheds and this one about adding a ramp is fantastic. Surely when you mark the line and cut the stringer it will drop to meet the pavers and be below the support board on the ledger? Got a question on your own project?Ask your question in our Home Improvement Help Forums.Otherwise, leave a note here!
We follow pro remodelers as they tackle tough renovations, developing step-by-step guides based on their real-life experiences. Moisture in the air can result in electrical shorts and rust is likely, especially with the seaside air of Venice Beach nearby. If you want to store your washer and dryer in a professional manner, while creating storage space, you should check out this article, as well as the related ones. As you will see in the project, you need to choose durable lumber with a nice appearance, such as pine, cedar or redwood.


Mark the cut lines to the corners of the plywood sheet and get the job done with a circular saw. Therefore, fill the pilot holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper. If you want to see more outdoor plans, we recommend you to check out the rest of our step by step projects. The pictures here show the cabin with cedar siding and a metal roof but materials, colors and window and door placement are always optional. A pull out or fold out bed would allow for a kitchen nook or eliminate the kitchen nook and you have room for a traditional bed frame and mattress. Thinking back, we should have marked the locations for our ramp stringers beforehand to ensure the lag screws wouldn’t be in the way. We live in Venice Beach, so the weather is very temperate, however we would like to keep the unit protected from dirt, rain, weather.
A tool shed of some sort might work; considering having one built custom to fit your machine or build one yourself like shown here.
Adjust the size of the components with great care and lock them together by using waterproof glue and galvanized screws following the instructions.
Make sure the components are in a good visual condition and choose professional tools when adjusting their size. The cabin is shown here with an optional front porch.The Cabin can be built on a permanent foundation or built on piers, cement block, poured cement pad, or even deck block. This will address the rusting issue, but in itself will not prevent the other possible electrical and piping issues that could occur with long term exposure to the elements. Walls are 2x4x8 and the roof is 2x6 framing.You can build a barn style roof and add a lot of storage or additional bed space to a loft. I would not go any less than this because I have about an inch with the mower deck set on next to highest setting.
5x5 and has room for a full size shower, standard toilet or composting toilet and corner bathroom sink.



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