Storage Shed Construction – Four Simple Steps

Having a storage shed in your backyard or garden would be a great place to keep your garden tools and supplies. You could go out and buy one at your local garden supply store. This will cost you some money. When you get it home you may have to assemble it as many store bought storage sheds do not come pre assembled. With this in mind why not buy the materials you need and build one yourself. If you only have little woodworking experience you will need a plan.

The plan will guide you step-by-step through the construction process. This is necessary because you do not want to build your shed in the wrong sequence. Building your shed incorrectly will waste your time and likely cause you to go over budget. Your plan should outline the construction of your shed which will include some simple, but important steps.

1. Shed Design – How to choose the shed design which best suits your needs and woodworking experience. Their many shed designs to choose from. If just need a place to store tools and basic garden supplies a pent roof shed would be a good choice. It is one of the simpler sheds to build and would be a good choice if you have limited woodworking experience.

2. Construction of the foundation – The foundation you chose will support the weight of the structure and keep it from shifting out of place. A concrete foundation is a good choice for this.

3. Wall construction – The walls are the next part of the shed you should build. These will be constructed of wood.The first wall can be constructed and then used as a template if your structure will have four equal sized walls.

4. Choosing the correct roof for your shed – There many types of roofs you can place on the top of the shed walls. Of course the shed walls will have to construction to accommodate whatever roof design you initially planned for.

There are other steps which need to be considered during the construction of you storage shed. These are some of the basic ones. A quality storage shed plan will outline everything you need to know in a step-by-step manner. The internet offers many resources that will provide you with detailed plans for many different shed designs. Some of this information will be free while others will require some sort o payment. Paying for a resource will provide you with a number of different shed plans, may be the best choice. The plans offered by these sites are generally more specialized and detailed. The money you spend may be worth it in the long run.

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