FAQ: Do I Need To Connect The Ends Of The Skids Together?

If you are building a longer shed it will be difficult or impossible to find skids that are the full length of your shed. This is not a problem because you can just use several shorter ones and butt the ends together.

As long as you support the joints well you don’t need to connect the skids together because they are not structural. Their only purpose is to transfer the weight of the shed to the ground.

But if you want to connect them together you have 2 options.

  • You can use pressure treated 2×4 splices about 48 inches long on either side of the joint, nailed with 16d nails or screws or bolts.
  • Instead of using 4×4’s you can sandwiched two 2×4’s or 2×6’s together and offset the joint 48 inches and tie them together with 16d nails or screws or bolts.

The second option is better and easier if you want some extra strength.

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