Plans for the Fall Cottage Life Show’s “Utility Bunkie”

Want to build Wayne Lennox’s “Utility Bunkie” for yourself? Here’s everything you need!

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MATERIALS LIST

Floor

  • 3 @ 5/8 X 4’ X 8’ sp. ply–square edge
  • 12 @ 2 X 8 X 8’ pt sp (joists)
  • 5 @ 2 X 8 X 12’ pt sp (rim joists)

Walls and Loft

  • 12 @ 2 X 4 X 8’ sp (end walls top and bottom plates and gable ends)
  • 6 @ 2 X 4 X 12’ sp (side walls top and bottom plates)
  • 24 @ 2 X 4 X 14’ sp (wall studs)
  • 8 @ 2 X 6 X 8’ sp (loft joists and window headers)
  • 1@ 2 X 6 X 12’ (door header)
  • 2 @ ½” X 4’ X 8’ G1S fir ply (loft deck)
  • 13 @ ½” X 4’ X 8’ spruce ply (wall sheathing)
  • 6 @ 1 X 3 X 8’ sp (wall bracing)

****exterior finish material TBD

Windows (suggested sizes; style TBD)

  • 2’W X 30”H (loft)
  • 30”H X 3’W (side wall)

Doors

If custom built 30” X 78”, SEE ILLUSTRATION (otherwise, double pre-hung steel doors can be ordered)

  • 2 @ 2 X 6 X 12’ pn
  • 1 @ 2 X 6 X 7’ pn
  • 1 @ ½” X 4’ X 4’ G1S plywood
  • 2 plexiglass panels to fit
  • #20 biscuits
  • outdoor type wood glue

Roof

  • 24 @ 2 X 6 X 8’ sp (rafters)
  • 8 @ 5/8 X 4 X 8 spruce ply (roof deck)
  • 1 @ 1 X 8 X 14’ pn (ridge board)
  • 1 roll adhesive roofing membrane
  • 3 @ 10’ galvanized eave starter
  • roofing material TBD (if shingles, 8 bundles required + roofing nails)
  • 2 passive roof vents

Ladder

  • 4 @ 2 X 4 X 10’ pn (stringers and treads)
  • 2 @ 1 X 3 X 8’ pn (railings)

NOTE: railings required around edge of loft

Trim

  • 4 @ 1 X 8 X 8’ pn (gable fascia)
  • 2 @ 1 X 8 X 14’ pn (eave fascia)
  • 4 @ 1 X 3 X 8’ pn (corners)
  • 10 @ 1 X 4 X 8’ pn (corners and window casing)
  • 1 @ 1 X 4 x 7’ pn (door jamb)
  • 1 @ 1 X 4 X 12’ pn (door jamb)
  • 1 @ 1 X 6 X 7’ pn (door casing)
  • 1 @ 1 X 6 X 14’ pn (door casing)
  • 1 X 2 X 12’ pn (door stop)
  • 1 X 2 X 7’ pn (door stop

Hardware and Miscellaneous

  • hinges (suggested: six Everbilt 8” black T-hinges—surface mounted)
  • passage set
  • two draw bolts (for stationary door)
  • eye bolts + snaps + chain (to secure ladder to wall when ladder not in use)
  • penny pavers as required for foundation
  • screws and nails as required
  • tarp for transport

 

Designed by: Wayne Lennox
Drafted by: Matthew Waring
Scale: As shown
Date: October 2015