How do you move a little shed around?
Well, I did not have a trailer, so that was not on the front burner, but on the mid burner. I could rent one, for a few hundred dollars, or buy one for a thousand approx. And, then it takes a special trailer to do this job. Hopefully a flat one where the wheels are below the deck of the trailer. Then, was the PVC pipe thing. I would once again have to buy a bunch of pipe... I could use logs, but, to get a certain type of all the same diameter is not fun. Chugging through the woods, nah. Dismantling it, no way.
So I decided to make a sleigh. A sleigh, made all out of 2 by 6. Two main rails 12 feet long, tapered at the ends up, cut with my circular saw. Then cross braced 5 times, 3 would support my main shed. The other two, were doubled up and screwed with heavy screws, 6 each connection, then 4 nails on each connection.
Then, I just hauled up the truck once I got the sleigh (it fit right between the supports, so I just had to jack and then remove the blocks of wood that it was jacked on), remove blocks and let my truck pull it away. I used a 4000 lb sling. It was funny, because in two wheel drive, it seemed it would not budge. I put it in 4 wheel drive, and boys did that baby move.
After going back and forth, pulling on one end, then the other, I got her all set up and leveled. The only thing I would use this on is a small shed. Mine was 8 by 8 by 10 high. Still a heavy bugger. I no way endorse the way I did it, as it has to be built at the joints very strong. If I could do it over, I would have used some bolts. I would never trust nails, but with a combination of the screws I used, I found it was the very best. Nothing let go.
As far as my book is concerned, life is boring. I want to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian Nation tomorrow. Gobble Gobble away on that turkey, with the beer hazel nut stuffing.. Till then..