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We live on Lake Norman in North Carolina, hence the name :) I’m honored and thrilled to join Kim and her readers at Savvy Southern Style to share my favorite room! This project was years in the making in the planning & procrastinating stage, but only took about a month, starting and stopping due to a delay in materials, and a project I was thrilled to have completed in 2012! I splurged on a pair of leaded glass windows, one hung horizontally and one hung vertically in the front.
A pair of sash windows on the side were picked for $45, installed to let light in but not to function, over with built-in work areas.
My husband came up with the idea of repurposing a pair of salvaged heat register covers to use as gable vents instead purchasing a new gable vent.
My grandmother's neglected and very pink chest of drawers got a new home and little facelift, courtesy of Annie Sloan Chalk paint, now just a hint of the pink showing through.
I have a Potting Shed tab at the top of my home page, if you're interested in more information and to see how she's grown! If you have missed previous favorite room guest posts be sure and check them out here. As unpleasant as it can be to do major boat work with the constant threat of rain and leaves, it is equally pleasurable to have your craft nicely tucked in under a roof, each raindrop a victory, each leaf sliding to the wayside a celebration of the shed. For the basic structure you can do the lay using batter boards and string or just lay a long measuring tape along the ground in the right spot and start digging next to it. I laid out and dug post holes, about two or three feet deep at the corners and every eight feet along the side walls.
Any lumber that will be in contact with the ground will need to be pressure treated, the rest can be standard if this is a temporary shed, pressure treated would be better for the parts that will be open to the elements.
Once the posts were up and braced level and plumb the holes were filled in and tamped, no concrete was used. With the posts in place and well braced you’ll cut off the posts at the level marks you made. Maybe a tarp sounds sort of cut rate to some people but there is a reason not to mess with something more substantial. The last piece of structure is to run another set of longitudinals along the outside of the rafter ends.
Getting the tarp in place is either harder than it looks or easier than you think it is depending on your point of view. At this point you’re done with the basic shed and can add any bracing you like, diagonals from post to post, crosswise connections between posts, or diagonals from rafter to rafter will all stiffen up the shed considerable. Now sit under the roof and listen the thousand tiny victories as each leaf hits the tarp with a thud and slides off to oblivion. This diorama from Chester Fesmire feature a scratchbuilt boat storage shed with a weathered Jordan Miniatures Model T Ford. Drapery rods supplied by Mother Nature were tied together with twine and then secured with twine to shelf brackets. Landscaping burlap has an open weave and is much lighter in weight than regular burlap~ so I didn’t have to worry about the weight on my branch drapery rods. Mary is a fabulous stylists and I can just get lost in her photos taking in all the details. Whether you’re just parking with the trailer between weekends, holing up for the off-season, building anew, or performing a major restoration, you need a boat shed.
Even before I had tracked down my big project boat I had already planned out the shed, several in fact.
A saw to cut the lumber, a drill to drive the screws, a level to level, and a post hole digger is about it. Erecting the shed will involve a lot of overhead lifting, balancing, and fastening; much if it done from the tops of very tall ladders. Layout the post locations so that the outside of each side is the full distance to the outside of the other side’s post rather than a center-to-center measurement this will make sure your braces cover the full face rather than land half way across. Now run two-by-fours around the flat top of the posts to tie things together and provide a place for the rafters to rest. Don’t mess with blue or green tarps, or greenhouse plastic, just pony up for a silver one. First take another look over each rafter for any protruding edges, points, giant splinters, screws, or anything else that could snag and hole the tarp.


You’ve noticed that a tarp of this size is very heavy and even more unwieldy but there is a simple way to get it over the structure.
This is the basic boat shed, keeps the project clean and dry, drives the neighbors nuts, and in my opinion looks pretty good too.
Systems, interior, even a weekend paint job okay, but my project is a bilge up complete restoration and a boat shed is simply essential.
The exterior is 10 x 16~ the size dictated by the space we had under the trees and already seems too small!
I found a sheet metal shop that does HVAC duct work to cover my plywood counters with galvanized sheet metal and attach a back splash. A circular saw is needed to make the standing cuts of the posts though a chop saw works everywhere else and a jig saw is used for the rafter notches. Any branch that looks like it may come down in twice your planned project duration should be taken out now before it drops through your tarp roof in the middle of a storm. There is always the possibility of something giving way or otherwise coming down unexpectedly. They go on their face on top of the posts rather than on their edge, 8 feet is a wide span for a flat two-by-four but there won’t be any real weight from the roof. This is where you really notice how much easier it is to build a shed around a boat rather than try to fit a boat into an already built shed. Go ahead and unfold it into an accordion running the length of the shed on one side, flaked down like a sail, or otherwise basically able to run free. Staging is a cat walk encircling the boat right about at the water line or wherever gives you a comfortable downhand position to work on the deck. A tarp doesn’t get any cheaper, and for a basically sound trailer boat with only occasional need for work this is a workable solution. Make an honest estimation of how long the boat will be in the yard, double that and start thinking about how big that sapling you just missed getting the boat in will be in that time.
I’m not advocating sloppy work, but the important thing here is to get a roof up so the boat work can start, not have every single connection come out perfectly.
There are a few quarter sized holes from where the overhanging oak tree has shed some branches.
This works because the tarps are a nominal size and are about six inches smaller than they claim to be, just like the lumber is smaller than the nominal, go figure.
Just to put the plywood idea to rest let’s think for a moment about the additional weight and stiffness the plywood would impart.
Lift the rafters into position and screw them into the longitudinals on top of the posts. You’re going to need to run a strip of carpet, about a foot or so wide down the top of the ridge to provide a smooth and soft place at the peak where a lot of the pressure is going to be on the tarp.
Tie some line long enough to go completely over the shed to every other grommet on one side and toss it over.
This is easily build with two-by-sixes running horizontal from the posts inward to within an inch or so of the hull, braced diagonally to the posts with two-by-fours. There are a couple of good examples in amateur boat building books of boat sheds you can build on the cheap. Ladders are about the most dangerous tool you’ll ever use so get someone to hold the bottom and on the uneven ground make doubly sure it is well set before ascending. In the course of my shed going up there were a few places where things were off by a couple of inches but the design was such that this wasn’t important, the real surprise was how close things came out. If for some reason you can’t sink posts into the ground then you can lay a pressure treated two-by-four sill along the ground and plant your posts on those with screws and diagonal bracing.
Assemble the rafters on the ground, cut out notches for where they will hit the longitudinals connecting the posts and leave space for a longitudinal beam running down the peak. In a big wind that tarp is going to shred and carry away long before it brings the shed down, I think a plywood roof would probably bring the whole kit and caboodle down on top of my precious boat. With the rafters in their position run diagonals from the posts to the rafters that are on top of the posts. Now, slowly and evenly alternate between pulling lines and hand feeding the tarp up and over. The entire thing is fastened with three inch decking screws and could be taken down just as easily as it went up by removing the screws.


Ladders this large are expensive and can be rented, or you can build a serviceable ladder from two sixteen foot two-by-fours and two-by-four rungs, this is a very heavy ladder and might need two to maneuver it around. The silver tarps offer a nice cool shed as well, I can’t image trying to complete the entire project basking in that blue tarp-light, it would make any kind of color work impossible! These notches are best laid out with a scrap of two-by-four for the shape and jigsaw for the cut. They should be stable enough balancing up there to stand by themselves with little or no bracing. Bring a utility knife so you can cut out just what you need and not take home a thousand square feet of moldy rotten carpet. The longitudinals on the ends of the rafters create a smooth edge to slide over and since the tarp will hang inside rather than over them they won’t create low spots to trap water on the tarp. Materials are all lumber yard stuff, in fact its probably worth the fifty bucks to have the yard deliver the materials. It is a lot easier for the boat mover to back the trailer in if he isn’t trying to hit an exact target. You could go wider if you wanted to keep a lot of materials or work areas around the boat but remember that there is a lot of space fore and aft where there isn’t a lot of boat in the way. In fact this may be an opportunity to be liberated from square corners, level structures, and any semblance of symmetry because boats don’t have any of that either. Use two cross pieces of two-by-four, one just under the peak to support the ridge beam and tie the two rafters together since they aren’t touching, and one about half way down.
It seems that most people go through about a tarp a year, some lost to storms, some to UV degradation, but like I said, mine is about a year old and still going strong having weathered several storms and numerous large branches falling on it.
Placing the ridge beam is about the hardest part since it needs to go up and over the whole deal to get into the notches.
If you wanted to get really fancy you could hang up some shop lights, build some stairs, or even add a deck to the staging at the bow for a substantial boat level work area, but at some point you’ve got to start working on the boat! Of course I’ve seen more of these frames with tattered bits of tarp hanging off of them than I have seen complete examples but they must work for someone. I wanted the vertical members to be in the ground to provide rigidity to the structure and I wanted it to be as open as possible without a lot of verticals getting in the way of bringing materials in.
If there are corners from these cross pieces sticking beyond the edge of the rafters, cut them off. Once it is up just use some light gauge line through each grommet to lace the tarp in place as tight as you can without tearing out the grommets.
The delivery guy unloaded them with the coolest fork-lift I’ve ever seen, it could carry a load and crab along sideways and spin in place. Height at the peak should be taller than the boat by at least enough that you can stand in the cockpit and crawl on the highest part of the deck. Once one rafter is complete with notches and braces you can use it as a pattern and lay subsequent materials on top of it for marking, cutting and assembly.
You can use bungees but the cheap rubber ones degrade in the UV (I tried them first and oddly the ones in the shade degraded and broke within a few months, but the ones in the sun are still going strong) and the cloth covered ones fall apart too. Just a foot or two off is the minimum but at this height the sloping roof will come down over the side decks like a pulled down fedora. Remember the rafters don’t need to be precisely measured in any way except the notches should hit the longitudinals, and the peak needs to be open enough to accept the ridge beam. A nail gun would have sped things up a bit, but only a bit, the screws are stronger, and allow the whole deal to be taken down in a few years when the boat is finished. The preservatives in pressure treated lumber are changing over now to a copper based type and treated screws are now required for pressure treated lumber to avoid drastic corrosion.
The room is wonderful and the breeze blows through perfectly, but my side decks get wet in the rain and reducing the visual mass would have been better as well.



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