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narrower than the rough opening. Assemble the frame with 2 1/2" deck screws. Cut and install a 2 × 4 mullion in the center of the frame for the side-wall window. 2. Install each window frame in its rough opening, using shims and a level to make sure the frame is plumb and level and the jambs are straight. Fasten the frame with 10d galv. casing nails. 3. Cut the 1 × 2 stops. Bevel the outer sill stops as shown in the WINDOW JAMB DETAIL. Attach the inner stops with 6d galv. finish nails. Order the glass to fit. 4. Install the glass and outer stops, applying glazing tape to the stops on both sides of the glass. Install the 1 × 4 window trim. 5. Install the horizontal 1 × 4 trim as shown in the ELEVATIONS. Fasten the trim with 8d galv. finish nails. 6. Install the 1 × 4 corner trim so that it butts against the horizontal trim and extends to the bottom edges of the siding. 7. Caulk along all trim joints, where trim meets siding, and around the door and window trim. Step I: Build the Ramp (Optional) Determining the width and length (and thus the slope) of the ramp is up to you, but here is the basic construction procedure: 1. Determine the best slope for the ramp using boards or plywood set on the ground and the shed floor. Mark the ground to represent the end of the ramp. 2. Cut two 2 × 8 pads to the full width of the ramp. 3. Measure the distance from the ground to the shed floor; subtract 2" from that dimension to get the height of the tapered stringers. 4. Use the ground marking to determine the length of the stringers—be sure to account for the 1 1/2" thickness of the decking. Cut the tapered stringers from 2 × 8 lumber: cut one for each end and one for every 16" to 24" in between. 5. Attach the pads to the stringers with 16d galv. nails driven through the bottom faces of the pads and into the stringers.