How to build a shed ramp

This step by step diy woodworking project is about how to build a shed ramp. If you want to learn more about building a shed ramp, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. Work with attention and invest in high quality materials (weather-resistant pressure-treated lumber) if you want to get a professional result from the very beginning.

A shed ramp is very handy for any backyard is you use a cart or want a better access to the construction. Therefore, we recommend you to plan everything and to adjust the width and the slope of the ramp to suit your needs. It is essential to pour a concrete slab at the ends of the joists, as you need to support them properly. Place the joists equally-spaced, as to support the weight of the ramp properly.

There are so many designs and plans to choose from when building projects for your backyard that we really recommend you to work with attention and to select the projects that suit your needs and fit within the budget. Take a look over the related projects and start adding value to your property. Ask a friend to give you a hand when building the shed ramp, as you need someone to hold the components into place.

 

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How to build a shed ramp

Building a shed ramp

Building a shed ramp

 

Materials

  • A – 1 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 45″ long SUPPORT
  • B – 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 50 1/2″ long JOISTS
  • D – 9 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 45″ long SLATS
  • E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 13″ long, 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 13″ long BLOCKINGS

 

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Tips

  • Apply several coats of wood stain to the wooden components
  • Fill the holes with wood filler and smooth the surface

 

Time

  • One Day

 

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Building a shed ramp

Fitting the support

Fitting the support

 

The first step of the woodworking project is to attach the support to the exterior of the frame, as shown in the plans. Cut the support at the right size and secure it into place with galvanized screws. Make sure the support is horizontal before securing it with screws.

 

Building the joists

Building the joists

 

Building the joists for the shed ramp is a straight forward process if you take accurate measurements and use the right saw. Smooth the edges after making the cuts and make sure you build all the joists in the same manner.

 

Fitting the joists

Fitting the joists

 

After building the joists, we recommend you to attach them to the support. In order to create rigid joints, we recommend you to use galvanized hangers. It is essential to align the components with attention and to place them equally-spaced, if you want to get the job done in a professional manner.

 

Fitting the blockings

Fitting the blockings

 

Build the blocking and secure them between the joists, if you want to get the job done in a professional manner. Drill pilot holes through the joists and secure 2 1/2″ galvanized screws into the blockings. Work with attention if you want to get a professional result.

 

Fitting the slats

Fitting the slats

 

Attaching the 2×6 decking to the supports is a straight-forward process, but you need to work with attention. Start fitting the decking slats from the top of the joists and move to the bottom. Drill pilot holes through the slats before inserting the screws, in order to prevent the wood from splitting. Keep the slats equally-spaced, by placing a nail between them.

 

How to build a shed ramp

How to build a shed ramp

 

Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood filler and let it to dry out for several hours. Afterwards, smooth the wooden surface with fine-grit sandpaper and vacuum the residues.

Smart Tip: Apply several coats of stain or paint to the wooden components, if you want to protect them from decay and to enhance the look of the shed ramp.

 

 

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