Constructing Your Own Shed – The Simple Way

If you need a storage shed you are probably wondering how to build a shed? If you are one of those do-it-yourself kind of people, then this is a very simple task for you. All you will require to get started is having the proper shed plans to utilize in purchasing and constructing with. This could come to be a dull job if you have inappropriate plans. But when you have the right plans, the job is fairly simple.

The first step in building a shed would be to measure the area where you would like to build your shed. This will help you figure what size shed you can build. Once the area and size are determined, it is time for you to buy your plans.

After you purchase your plans then you have what you need to know which materials to buy. You need to get all the wood you need for the project. Additionally, you will need a wide variety of tools so make sure you have them all. Your plans can help you with this.

Once you have all your lumber and tools, you have to chop your wood to size. Having all the pieces of lumber cut and ready will save you a lot of time in assembly.

Your first step is to lay all of the framework on the floor and nail it together. Most people today use nail guns to do this job. Once the framework for the floor is nailed together, make sure this framework is square. Continuing, you will need to place the boards of the floor down. For this, you will need to cut some plywood sheets. Remember to nail the floorboards securely.

Then, lay out your side supporters and create the framework for each side. Remember to leave an opening for the door. Next, put the plywood sheets in their spot for the walls, then nail them in. At this stage, place any necessary outside and inside trim work at this time that is in the plans. Each step varies at this point, depending upon the shed’s style.

Once the walls are complete, you will need to place the framework and rafters for the roof. Nail everything into place as directed in the blueprint. Next, hem in the shed with your plywood for the roof. Complete any needed trimming for the wood at this point.

Using the correct hardware, attach the doors. Verify that they fit correctly to guarantee they will function properly. There is noting more horrible than doors that don’t open and close correctly.

Sand your shed and choose a color to paint it. Be sure to check that you are using outdoor paint, so it will withstand weather conditions. It is a good idea to buy roof shingles for your shed, this is a personal preference and it is not necessary. If you decided to add roof shingles to your shed make sure you learn the proper way to install them.

Now that you are an expert in how to build a shed, go purchase your plans. You will save a huge amount of money over buying a ready-built one. Once you build your shed, you will be proud of the great accomplishment you have made. Build a shed today!

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This post was written by editor on November 5, 2010

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