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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:32 pm 
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Hey guys, so I've just put up a 6ft x 8ft shed. I want to hang a couple of mountain bikes from the rear wall (opposite the door) of the shed, and also be able to hang some lightweight tools from the shed walls so I can tidy up the space a little.

So the obvious way to do this I guess it to cover the inside of the shed walls with some sort of sheet timber - but I don't know which type would suit the job best. MDF? Chipboard? Plywood? If so, what width?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:40 pm 
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None of the above.

Go and buy a solid plank of wood (floor board) cut it to width and fix that to all "joists" (For want of a better word) then hang stuff from that.

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Agreed, apart from using "floor board" which might well end up with tongue and grooved boards which you don't need. I'd go a bit heavier thickness for hanging bikes off as well.
Something like
http://www.builderdepot.co.uk/par-softw ... metre.html


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i personally would go for 12mm exteriour ply on at least 2 walls in an "L" shape configuration this will avoid the weight trying to pull the shed out off shape
you could maybe cut one sheet into a 8x2ft and a 6x2ft section

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big-all wrote:
I personally would go for 12mm exterior ply on at least 2 walls in an "L" shape configuration this will avoid the weight trying to pull the shed out off shape


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BikeRadar has this article about shed security. It doesn't cover strengthening shed walls, but has some useful extra tips.

bishylewis wrote:
I want to hang a couple of mountain bikes from the rear wall (opposite the door) of the shed


As well as strengthening the shed itself, how about a shed shackle for bikes?

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Also, have a look at security locking bars for sheds. There's a few versions of these available.

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I have used CLS timber on my shed to brace it better,
quite cheap to buy.


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the idea for 12mm ply is its strong enough to hang most things off without further support
and in the odd areas where further strength may be required you can install 2x1 or 3x2" behind before installation or in front afterwards

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