All about wooden sheds

Time To Get Your Wooden Sheds Organized

Friday, April 9th, 2010

A while back, I was on a quest to find a certain rake for my garden. I knew where my journey would lead and that was – the wooden shed out back. It soon dawned on me that it was time to reorganize all the stuff that had been slowly stacking up over the past year or so.

I started off on my adventure by getting up way early to allow myself plenty of daylight to unload it all, organize it all, and put it all back inside in a usable manner. I knew that if I wanted to do it all in one day, then I would have to wake up pretty early. Make sure you allow yourself plenty of time if you’re doing the same with your own wooden shed.

The actual fun begins by waking up extra early and that’s when I started to pull out everything. And, when I say everything, I really mean everything. Even the old shelves were taken out since they weren’t put in very well to begin with. Planning ahead, I already purchased a couple of cabinets and pegboards to hang up.

The Many Benefits Of Wooden Sheds

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

You know those tools you seldom use but you can’t bare to get rid of? Wooden sheds are a great place for storing them, but they can be used for SO MUCH MORE than just storage. They can also be made (or adapted) for several different purposes.

Using a shed for the garden is perhaps the most popular reason to have a shed. Its quite a convenient place for storing your garden tools and supplies so the natural location for a shed is right next to the garden. Plus, potting your plants is a snap with a proper workbench in your shed. Many of the garden sheds built today connect us to a simpler past just with their charm and character.

You can use sheds for other reasons also. For instance, a shed next to a pool actually serves the purpose of a pool cabana. Pool chemicals that really should be stored away from the house are better placed in the cabana. You can also use the cabana for housing a refrigerator for cold snacks, towels, pool toys, and other supplies. Storing towels and dry clothes also helps keep the kids from running into the house all wet.

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:

Sturdiness

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.

Aroma

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.

Wooden Sheds – From Shed Plans to Masterpiece

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

With just a few pointers to help guide you, a wooden shed masterpiece is well within reach from just a bunch of wood and a good set of wooden shed plans. But, before putting hammer to nail, its best to set all your goals (realistically) and then choose the right set of plans.

Set your Goals

When it comes to wooden sheds, having a game plan makes all the difference if you want a really want a shed to be proud of. Start by determining what you want one for in the first place. This will help you in determining the size and location of the shed. Ask yourself questions like, “will I be using my shed for garden supplies or will it be more useful next to the pool as a pool cabana? Or I could free up the corner of garage and make my shed a workshop where I can store all my woodworking tools.”

Picking the Right Plans

Overlap Garden Sheds

Monday, July 27th, 2009

People will have various reasons for wanting to build a shed in their garden. Some will what one so that they have more space to use in their garage, whilst others will make it into a place where they can work such as a potting shed or a home office. But whatever reason they have for installing these overlap garden sheds in their gardens there are a number of things that they need to take into consideration first and below we look at what some of these are.

Consideration 1 ” Why Do You Want To Build A Shed?

If you are able to decide what you are going to be using your garden shed for you will then be able to determine the size of it and where you should situate it. Also determining its usage will then help you decide which style of shed is right for you. For those who will be using their overlap garden sheds as an office space then they need to ensure that it has plenty of windows which will allow lots of natural light into the space.

Consideration 2 ” How Much Space Have You Available?

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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