All about storage sheds

Do It Yourself! How To Build A Shed!

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

Most homeowners will find themselves in need of directions on how to build a shed at some point in their life. Any exterior housing that is used as storage can be considered a shed. Sheds come in a variety of styles.

Sheds come in a variety of sizes from the extra large to the extra tiny. Decide what you will be putting in your shed in order to determine the size that you will need. Some people only need a shed big enough to hold their lawn equipment others make them into a second garage.

Make sure that your shed is protected from wind and rain. This is especially important if you will be storing valuables or items that might mildew inside of the storage unit. Making sure the roof is well placed and the walls are flush can prevent most leaks.

Most sheds are built starting from the ground up. If you decide to build from the ground up, the first step in building a shed is to install deck piers for the foundation. These are going to be used to support the shed.

To Build a Shed or Buy a Shed?

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

In the time when we are buying lots of gadgets and gizmo’s we are filling up the house and garden so we look at other options for storage. Many people turn to building a shed, because it gives much more storage space that is in the garden. Building a shed is quite simple but you have to think about everything that is involved in the build.

Like if you are good with using any tool and have the free time to do all the work of measuring, cutting, hammering and drilling, you might just go out buy the materials and build one for your self from scratch. With a wooden frame, something for the roof and wall with easily do the job it intended for.

If you enjoy designing and building things you might want to build something that is directly suite to cater for you every need. And this will give you a sense of accomplishment and great pride in your work. However, if you are not so good then it could end up being a disaster. Even if you do get it build it might be a hazard to put anything in it.

How To Make A Man Cave From A Garden Shed

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

The Man Cave – described as a room or space for men (with no female influence) that is used for sanctuary from housework and daily distractions.

Here’s a question to ask yourself – why not take the garden shed out back and use THAT for your sanctuary? Sure it might be easier to just convert the guest bedroom that you only use occasionally, but I think you’ll find its well worth the sacrifice. The only downside is, you may have to add another (smaller) shed for all the odds and ends that won’t fit anymore in your main shed. But two sheds isn’t such a bad thing.

Everyone has their own reasons for making their own cave but for our purposes here, this will be for solitude and relaxation since garden sheds are usually pretty small. You’ll have to have electricity – this is a MUST. I would recommend hiring this out to a licensed electrician (if it isn’t already wired).

Plan your space well by putting it down on paper. Draw everything to scale. Place your flat screen TV (yes, this is a must) somewhere where there isn’t going to be sunlight bouncing directly off of it. From there, it will be easy to place your viewing chair. Personally, I like recliners but they do require more space.

The Best Natural Material For Building Wooden Sheds

Friday, March 12th, 2010

There are a lot of different types of material you can use if you are considering building a garden shed for your backyard. Some popular choices include plastic (or vinyl), metal (usually aluminum), and wood. You could consider using pine and T1-11 siding for your shed, but arguably the best wood for the job is cedar. Here are a few reasons why:


Cedar’s fibers are very straight which makes it a hard wood. Because of its durability, it holds up very well in extreme weather and lasts for years. Another benefit is its light weight. Outdoor furniture makers also prefer cedar and its a popular choice for shingles, siding and decks. You could actually build your entire shed out of just cedar (of course with the exception of the hardware and nails).

Pest and Rot Resistance

Cedar has a natural oil that insects absolutely hate. That’s why so many clothes chests have been made from cedar for hundreds of years. These natural oils also resist decay that is caused by fungus which rot other woods. Because of this, cedar is commonly used on the inside of saunas.


Should You Attempt To Build A Wooden Shed Yourself Or Hire A Pro?

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

Just what kind of skills do you need to be able to build your own backyard wooden shed? If you don’t consider yourself handy with tools, this can be the perfect project to learn some basic carpentry skills. The easiest way is to order a precut shed kit. These kits come with all the pieces and instructions needed to simplify the process. Since all the pieces are already cut, construction is as easy as laying the parts out flat on the ground and nailing them together.

Because of the shed’s small size, building the foundation, setting up the walls, and putting on the roof can all be done by yourself (if necessary). For instance, when setting the walls, you simply nail temporary braces to hold the walls in place until you can attach them to each other.

You will mostly need a few basic tools to do the job such as, a drill, a hammer, a level, a measuring tape and a saw (it will still be necessary to make a few cuts even though you purchased a precut kit). The tape measure is used to measure the walls for square. To do this, measure the distance of opposite corners (for example, top right and bottom left). Now measure the other two. The measurements will be the same if it is square.

Building a Storage Shed, Time Tested Tips for Simplicity

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Building a storage shed unit is great if you have to store things and don’t have room for them in the house or in the garage. They hold a ton of lawn, garden equipment and kids, O, did I say kids? I meant they can hold a lot of things that would just clutter up another area (lol gotta have some fun writing this).

A storage shed is not very hard to build even if you’re a beginner and if you know how to use just a few tools it will enable you in building a storage shed by yourself. The first thing and most important you’ll need to have is a complete set of plans with a materials list. Don’t worry there are a few places that you can visit online to down load them almost instantly although there are a few things you’ll want to know that the downloadable plans include before you purchase them.

It is crucial to insure that the plans incorporate easy to read diagrams, step-by-step and numbered preferably. There’s nothing worse than instructions that assume you have ESP, talk about annoying ugh.

New Garden Sheds

Friday, December 25th, 2009

If you have even a passing interest in the topic of how to build a shed, then you should take a look at the following information. This enlightening article presents some of the latest news on the subject of garden sheds.

Garden sheds are getting more and more popular all over the world. They allow us to have more place for storage. Garden sheds with overlap construction are not the best choice. Such sheds look like the ones made of fence panels. Garden sheds come in many sizes and shapes to fit your garden and come in a range of prices. There are sheds that are tall and thin to fit allotment patches and sheds that are low and wide to slip behind bushes or below trees in the average garden.

Garden sheds are also considered as valuable and useful garden fixture. You can also buy a build your own garden sheds or gazebo CD, which allows you to create one on your own. Garden sheds need to look good themselves, or they will take away from the appearance of the garden in which they are built. Garden sheds are primarily used to store gardening equipment. Garden sheds are the answer. They are attractive, durable, easy to assemble, and are available at any major garden supply store.

How to Shingle a Storage Shed Roof

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

There are many things that you should take into consideration when deciding to replace broken shingles or shingling a new roof on your storage shed. First of all, the slant of the roof; will you be comfortable working on it, or is it just too steep? The outside temperature will also determine how the shingles lay.

Once you do decide to do it yourself, remember that personal care and safety should be exercised at all times while working on a roof. Installing shingles is something you can do yourself with the proper tools, techniques, and preparation. Thus, it helps to plan ahead.

You will need the following materials in order to properly put shingles on your shed; a hammer, staples, roofing felt, barbed roofing nails, staple gun hammer, utility or trimming knife, straightedge ruler, ridge cap shingles, and asphalt shingles.

What to Consider When Buying an Outdoor Storage Shed

Friday, June 12th, 2009

Everyone, at one time or another, feels like their house just isn’t big enough anymore. Overrun by clutter, furniture or just too much stuff, it is suddenly difficult to find a place to put anything and harder to keep the house clean. Rooms feel cramped and what once was a nicely decorated and arranged room has now lost all sense of style. It might be time to start thinking about buying an outdoor storage shed.

But, we wonder where we will put the shed. Can we find a location where it will look attractive and not just present another eyesore? What size of a shed should we buy? How much would we be able to store in an 8 x 10 foot shed? Will we fill it up too fast or have extra space?

Another practical consideration would be our knowledge of building codes, zoning ordinances, and deed restrictions in our place of residence. Building codes may, in fact, determine the acceptable materials for the unit and its clearance from existing property lines.

Buying Wooden Garden Sheds vs. Plastic Garden Sheds

Monday, April 20th, 2009

1/ Purchasing a wooden shed

You may want a garden shed for a reason other than storing your garden and household tools, but if you do so need a garden shed for your tools and other garden equipment, traditional wood is the way forward. If you want a shed, wooden ones are among the most common, and for a great reason. firstly, they simply look appealing and do best to complement a home’s outside, opposed to plastic or metal.

When was the last time you ever seen a dwelling with a plastic exterior outside? Not just that, but as you know, wood is a natural building material, a wooden garden shed will blend in best with it’s surroundings rather than protruding out like a sore thumb.

2/ Purchasing a plastic shed

If you require a shed and value durability over looks, then i must strongly recommend a plastic garden shed. A plastic garden shed in all probability will not be the most brilliant shed you’ve ever witnessed, but plastic garden sheds are not awful, either. Really, a well designed plastic shed sort of resembles a well painted wooden one. Especially if your garden shed is going to be utilized as a tool garden shed, plastic has several benefits. First, plastic won’t rust through time like metal sheds can. You definitely don’t want them rusted in bad weather. Also, wood will rot away in time, and you’ll need your expensive hand and power tools to stay secure in your shed.

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