Skiddable structures are great, you can drag 'em just about anywhere. Now you got it there, you need to level it. Rocks to the rescue! Build a level "foundation" under your skiddable structure, to both level it and slow rotting of the skids.
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-Show image(s) of the shed before work
-Show image(s) of leveled shed
This BB takes a while if you don't have a skiddable structure! So first I built a skiddable "farm stand" in the driveway. Then we wheeled it out by the mailbox and leveled it.
It's definitely sturdy enough to skid, I just put wheels under it so that we could roll it with people power instead of hooking up the garden tractor. And so I wouldn't mark up the driveway or yard. We also don't have rocks around our place. In digging about 80 post holes I've accumulated about a 5 gallon bucket of gravel and two rocks the size of a basketball. So I dug out the spare/repurposed/used blocks and bricks we keep for jobs like this and put them to use.
Holy smokes, Mike! That is the cutest farm stand I have ever seen!!! Are those pallet boards for the siding? I'd like to put a similar siding on my she shed. Did you plane them? are they all flat, side by side, or did you fit them together with a tonge and groove method?
"The greatest adventure is what lies ahead." JRR Tolkien
Thanks! They are pallet boards, unplaned and just touching one another. I figured I had enough overhang that they didn't need to be fancy and a bit of airflow would be beneficial. It got blown over backwards in some wind this week and took a bit of work to get lifted back up. But it held together without noticeable damage
I completed this BB at the SKIP 2023 event at Wheaton Labs. I leveled a skiddable sauna that was, at the same time, in the process of being insulated with slipstraw by other folks. Somehow we all managed to work simultaneously without a problem. So the before/after pics are different from each other a bit more than usual.
Due to the location and everything going on, it was difficult to get really clear before/after pictures of the whole structure, so I hope you can see what I did. I've included the following:
-Images of the sauna before work--the door end resting on the ground, the back end up on logs and a jack, but the whole thing tipped towards the back end.
-Action shot of me at work, and one of the jack, pea gravel I put under the rocks (for additional protection against sand--I was told it was the most durable approach), and a rock
-Images of leveled sauna