Off in the far reaches of my yard stood a crumbling shed badly in need of a new roof, some shoring up, and a new door. The first order of business was to pull off the old roof- a mix of cedar shingles and corregated plastic. After the old roof was ripped off, I sistered all the old joists and added cross members between the studs. Once all the bracing was done, half-inch sheathing got screwed to the new joists.. I had just bought a Ryobi combo pack with a One+ drill and a 5 ½” circular saw, which was just the ticket for cutting the sheathing. Light and cordless. One+ drills are particularly useful with quick change chucks and those screw holding magnets when you’re up the ladder. Corregated steel was our choice for the roof, to match a previous awning installation on the house, so that was cut and screwed down with my One+ drill. With the roof and ridge cap in place, I put up soffits wit bug screen over the joist ends. The existing door was cobbled together and hung with mis-matched hinges. I decided to try fabricating a simple sliding door using black iron pipe and skateboard wheels. There was no way I was spending hundreds on a kit. I took some two inch wide flatbar stock and bent two J- shaped pieces wide enough to bolt the skateboard wheels through after carving out a u-shape in the wheels on my drill press so they woul ride the bar. Sandpaper wrapped over a piece of dowel worked well for this. Luckily I wound up with a leftover piece of corregated steel (Galvalume by name) so i built a lapped cedar frame around the piece to bring it up to dimension. I also had to re-square the old frame. Pipe mounted on the wall and rollers on the door, and voila! New shed from old. One+ tools make working outdoors so much easier without cords to tangle and get in the way of your work. I own at least six One+ 18v tools and will continue to replace tools with One+ versions as they age or get their cords sliced off.
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