Collected the first batch of brackets for the framing yesterday, so I could (finally) start putting together something that might be a building, rather than just moving dirt around. ’tis very exciting.
Plan for the day was to mount all the brackets for the shed on the L-bolts buried in the slab, which required a layer of grout. I’d vaguely contemplated doing each one as a free-standing pad, but a combination of sensibility and reading the instructions convinced me to make up some little formworks to contain it.
Availed myself of the Bunnings scrap bin, which is often a treasure trove of useful timber pieces – found a nice piece of chipboard about 900mm square which I yoinked for a dollar, cut it down into strips and made little forms to go around the base of each bracket. An impact driver and a box of constantly-recycled tek screws is probably the most useful bit of kit I’ve used so far. 🙂
First step, mixxy mixxy mixxy:
Second step, put formwork in place and fill with grout:
Plonk bracket in place and wiggle it around until it’s straight and level and all those good things:
Aaaand repeat another 10 times, in between passing showers: