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Box stand question #7847354 05/22/20 03:01 AM
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I’m on a budget but planning on building a 5x5 for myself and a 5x6 for a 2 person. I’m going to use treated lumber for my frame but can I use untreated studs for everything inside? Wanting these both to be on 6’ wooden platforms as I don’t have a welding machine. What siding do y’all recommend?

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I use 5/16" outdoor plywood and paint it. The blind pictured is 6 years old.

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Use fiber cement board and be done.

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Originally Posted by Sidebuster
Use fiber cement board and be done.



yep pay once and be done


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I've used treated lumber for the base, then untreated 2x2 for the uprights and rest of the frame. Then I skin using SmartSide composite siding. Then regular ply wood for the floor and roof, then cover the roof with corrugated sheet metal with at least 6" overhang on all sides to provide a drip ledge.

just keep in mind the more you add, the more the weight. My first build, a 4x4x7, I did in my garage built to last including a shingled roof ... and like to never got it loaded/unloaded due to weight. Thankfully, I now have a FEL on my tractor up


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USMC, Several good ideas but here are some negatives. Cement board= HEAVY & TUFF TO CUT. Other types of outside siding are also very heavy. I have not priced either but assume they are expensive. OSB is cheap but do not use it on a horizonal surface (floors), with a good paint job OSB will last SEVERAL YEARS IN A VERTICAL POSITION (walls). You can also use shingles on the walls & most roofing companies will have a pile of un-used that can be bought cheap. They don't have to match to give great protection to the wooden structure. Shingles can be put on after you get the blind in place to keep weight down during actual moving. Hope you find out what works for you. Daniel







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Treated lumber for a 6' platform is great. Just cross brace and anchor. My builds for interior framing are 2x2 untreated, same with roof..2X2 join at corners to essentially make 2X4. Use exterior grade plywood. OSB will gather moisture on seams even if painted/caulked well. Buy 3/8" plywood for walls and 1/4" for roof. For the roof I jut put a thick coat of RV rubber seal on along with some drip edge metal. Roof should be extended 6" on all sides


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Originally Posted by Halfadozen
Treated lumber for a 6' platform is great. Just cross brace and anchor. My builds for interior framing are 2x2 untreated, same with roof..2X2 join at corners to essentially make 2X4. Use exterior grade plywood. OSB will gather moisture on seams even if painted/caulked well. Buy 3/8" plywood for walls and 1/4" for roof. For the roof I jut put a thick coat of RV rubber seal on along with some drip edge metal. Roof should be extended 6" on all sides


Good advice right here.

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