Hinged Lid Chests
- Cladding type: 12mm thick T & G Shiplap including Floor and Roof
- Framing Type: 1¾" x 1¼"
- Internal Heights: 3ft on high side, sloping down to 2ft 6" on low side
- Felt: Standard Mineral Felt
- Supplied with grab handles
- Removable front section to allow easy retrieval of stored items
Please Note: Hinged Lid Chests do not have a locking mechanism.
The colour samples shown should be used as a rough guide only.
If you require a more accurate match, please contact us for a colour swatch.
Please read the instructions completely before attempting to assemble the building. The instructions are intended as a rough guide only and details may vary due to the large variety of sizes and models available.
1. The Floor should be laid on Bearers, on firm, level ground. (Bearers are an optional extra).
2. Position one sloping end section and back section onto the floor, ensuring cladding on the lower part of each section rests against the outside edges of the floor. The boards on the side section overlap the edge of the framing.
3. Using a drill and bit, drill pilot holes in top, middle and bottom locations, through the framing of the side section. Hold both the back and side sections in place and insert a coach screw into pilot holes. Strike screw head with hammer to help thread to bite. Tighten all 3 coach screws whilst holding side and back sections together.
4. Repeat point 3. with second side section.
5. Position and fix front panel (with removal front section) in same way as points 3. & 4. but with 2 coach screws in the bottom of each corner.
6. All four sides are now fixed and assembled. Next, select the roof section and place on top of the four walls. Framing of the roof section will sit outside of 3 walls, but needs to be level with the rear panel.
7. Attach roof by securing hinges supplied to the framing at the back of the lid and rear panel.
8. Nail corner fillets into each outside corner. Tall fillets for rear corners and short fillets for front.
9. ALWAYS START LAYING FELT ON LOWER PART OF ROOF. Stretch first piece of felt along lower part of roof, allowing enough felt overhanging roof on each end and front edge so that it will cover roof edges when folded over. Lay 2nd piece of felt on top of 1st piece, again allowing enough felt to cover back and front edges of roof when folded over.
10. Nail in felt nails approximately 3” apart along seam/overlap of felt.
11. Fold felt on each corner and using clout/felt nails, nail felt to side of roof edge approximately 3” apart.
12. Fold felt over front edge of roof, and again using clout/felt nails, nail felt to roof edge approximately 3” apart.
13. From the inside of your building nail every 6 – 8” through the framing of the side sections into the runners of the floor.
14. Screw Grab handle onto front of lid.