Building Materials needed for Tiny Studio

Front elevation of studio. Exact appearance will depend on materials obtained and choices made by the builders along the way.

Front elevation of studio. Exact appearance will depend on materials obtained and choices made by the builders along the way.

To raise funds for the septic project and other infrastructure, we are going to construct and raffle a Tiny Studio – an outbuilding on blocks of a size that can be transported by truck to its new home, where it could serve as an office, a craft studio, a potting shed…. many possibilities. Recycled materials will be used as much as possible. The project is being spearheaded by fine woodworker Lloyd Klassen and architectural designer Zane Murdoch. It is destined to be an interesting and well-built structure!

Here is the materials list. If you can contribute any of the following to the project, please contact Lloyd at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Materials list based on a 7.5 ft wide by 19 ft long footprint.

A) Floor Assembly

1) floor joists – 2″ x 6″ – 16@ 8 ft
2) sub floor – 5 sheets of 1/2″ (minimum) tongue and groove plywood – good one side
or 1″ x 6″ solid wood to cover approx. 150 square ft.
3)1 gallon of paint for finish sealing plywood

B) storage loft

1) floor joists – 2″ x 6″ – 7 @ 8 ft
2) ledger support for loft joists. – 1″ x 4″ or 1″ x 6″ material – 16 ft
3) 2 sheets of 1/2″ (minimum) tongue and groove plywood – good one side or 1″ x 6″ solid wood to cover approx. 70 square ft.

C) wall assembly

1) vertical studs – 2″ x 4″ – 70 @ 8 ft stud length or longer
2) Top and Bottom plates – 2″ x 4″ – 112 linear ft
3) sheathing – 3/8″ or 1/2″ plywood – 16 sheets
or 1″ x 4″ wood strapping material with diagonal metal sheer bracing inlet into studs.
4) shingles, horizontal siding or board and baton to cover 500 square ft.
5) Insulation – 500 square ft of R12

D) Roof Assembly – 10/12 pitch

1) rafters – 2″ x 4″ – 13 @ 10 ft or 12 ft
2) ridge board – 1″ x 6″ – 20 linear ft.
3) sheathing – 1/2″ TnG plywood – 6 sheets sheets or strapping for metal roofing
4) roofing paper – 200 square ft.
5) asphalt shingles or metal roofing to cover – 200 square ft.
6) Insulation – 200 square ft of R20

E) Trim Material

400 linear ft of 1″ x 4″, 1″ x 6″ and 1″ x 8″ – whatever we can get our hands on

F) Fasteners and other miscellaneous

ring nails, screws, shingle nails, finishing nails, 3 1/4″ framing nails,
construction adhesive

G) vapour barrier

Tyvek
sheathing paper (air barrier)
blue skin
3 or 4 rolls of tuck tape
6 ml vapour barrier

H) Doors and Windows

1 front door – approx. 28″ x 80″
2 interior doors – approx. 28″ x 80″
7 smaller windows – approx. 24″ x 30″ – give or take – we are flexible
1 larger window – approx. 42″ x 36″ – give or take – we are flexible
1 fixed sky lite – any size

I) Interior

1) walls – pine – band sawn wide pine – to cover approx. 900 square ft.
2) ceiling – tongue and groove pine – to cover 200 square ft.

J) Electrical

1) 1 outside and 8 inside electrical plugs
2) 5 light switches
3) 6 light boxes

K) Plumbing

service to accommodate 1 sink with holding tank for water and RV type pump system

1 holding tank
1 pump

L) Fixtures

1) 6 wall mounted light fixtures
2) 1 cook top
3) 1 under counter bar type fridge
4) 1 kitchen sink

Here’s a printable copy (PDF) of the above list and some other information. (Requires Adobe Reader)

Contact Lloyd Klassen at email hidden; JavaScript is required or leave a comment below.

Comments

Building Materials needed for Tiny Studio — 1 Comment

  1. Hi Guys, I met you at the Sustainability Expo – we spoke about textbooks and other things. Do you have any use for some old barn wood? It would need to be dismantled – currently in place as a lean to onto another barn.