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by David

I am building a shed and am wondering about the merits of a plywood or tongue and groove construction. Any tips ?

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by: John

Hi David,

I have always used plywood when building shed floors. Obviously T&G will provide a stronger floor. The other factor you need to consider is whether or not the plywood should be pressure treated or not, and I always use pressure treated. Its a little more expensive but well worth the extra expense in the long run.

And, should it be 1/2", 5/8", or 3/4" thick? Here again, the more the better. Don't put down a shed floor that you know you may have to replace in 5 years because it just wouldn't stand up to the weather with moving in mowers, bicycles and the like with water being a heavy duty culprit to decay and rot.

Take the extra precautions.

Go with T&G, pressure treated, and 3/4". Its just a shed, probably not huge, so you're extra expense is going to save you headaches down the road.

All the best,

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