Construction - Low Rider - Materials and Cut Guide
|96"||89"||48"||45"||43 1/2"||41"||35 1/2"||
|Living Unit/Porch Total||4||4||9||14||5||0||5||2||2||45||3||5||4|
|Storage Unit Total||0||0||6||3||3||4||3||2||2||23||1||2||0|
Keep in mind that most of the stud lengths here are 48" or shorter, so one piece of 96" stud can manufacture two usable pieces.
In addition to the materials listed above, you'll also need:
- 10 cinder blocks, for the buildings to rest upon.
- Builder's paper, roofing felt, house wrap, or the like. You'll need at least 3 4'x8' pieces, to cover the insulation when building the living unit walls.
- 2 sheets of asphalt impregnated sheathing, cut down to 88 3/4"x40 3/4". These insulate the floor of the living unit.
- 1 sheet of plywood cut down to 88 3/4"x40 3/4" - 1/2" thickness preferred, but 3/8 or 5/8 is fine. This sits atop the floor insulation.
- 2 strips of mosquito netting, 89"x6".
- 2x4 stud pieces long enough to line the tops and sides of the doorways of the structures. These provide kickstops and help block air drafts.
- 1-2 gallons paint
- Assorted 2x4 scrap to help shim the floor
- 2 1/2" or longer deck screws, to install the roof rafters.
- Security hinges for the doors. Since the doors swing out, you'll want security hinges to keep thieves from simply pulling the pins. If there are no secuity hinges available, you can secure regular hinges by replacing the pins with bolts the are 1/2" or more longer than the original pins. Thread the nut onto the end of the bolt and, once it's it place, coat the nut and the thread below it with JB Weld or epoxy.
- The trimmed 8 1/2"x96" 3/8" plywood from the living unit's back panel. This piece is the roof cantilever, helping to push out the roof a little beyond the front and back panels to help keep the rain off.