HISTORIC ST. AUGUSTINE PRESERVATION BOARD
Specifications for Florencia Outbuilding.
This post and beam structure is meant to represent a small
outbuilding which would have been used as a storage shed. The
dimensions given are English equivalents of Spanish varas and
pulgatas. The exterior is covered with horizontal board on board
siding which is resawn with a chain saw to reproduce the tool
marks associated with pit sawing. The mill work is typical of the
Hispanic tradition. The door and shutters are constructed with a
substantial frame faced with vertical boards. Hardware is hand
wrought and is based on surviving examples or comparative
material from other similar areas.
Coquina block piers at each corner.
Sills 6X6 P.T.
Floor Joists 3X6 P.T.
Corner Posts 5" X 5" net resawn from 6 X 6
cypress w/chain mill to simulate pit sawing.
Studs 2 1/2" X 5" net resawn from 6 X 6 cypress.
Plate 3" X 5" net resawn from 4 X 6 cypress.
Rafters 3" X 3" net resawn from 4 X 4 cypress.
5/4 X 6 P.T. Ship lap and face nail w/rose head
1" x 8" net resawn from 2X8 cypress. Horizontal
lapped-board siding 7" to weather. Fasten with
rose head nails.
1/2" > 3/4" X 24" hand split, resawn fire-
retardant cedar shingles, 8" to weather. 1" X 6"
hand dressed cypress ridge boards.
Doors and shutters Vertical board on frame.
Frames to be 1 1/4" X 2 1/2 thru mortised, hand
dressed cypress. Face boards to be 1" x 6", 3/4"
ship lapped, hand dressed cypress fastened to
frame with rose head clinch nails.
Hinges 1 1/2" X 2 1/4" hand forged strap.
Bolts 3/8 ) 1/2 "diameter, hand forged, driven
No finish for first 6 months, then treat with
clear wood preserative such as Wood Life every