Building A Wood Shed

If you are like most home owners, eventually you begin to run out of space to store your stuff. Sheds aren't only for storing outdoor equipment or gardening tools. Many people are building or buying sheds for extra storage and move any items that don't really fit in the home into the shed.

If you are in need of extra storage, than building a wood shed may be a fun and economical project you can tackle. When you are ready to take on this rewarding project, you will need some detailed plans. to start with. Using the right plans. and materials can assure that your wood shed will last 20-30 years. On the other hand, if not built properly your shed may last only a couple of years. Wood sheds are very flexible in design since you can match them to look like your home. You can add windows and match the color and trim of your home.

It is important to have a well laid out plan before you start building your wood shed. Many people make the mistake of choosing a design that's too small and realize they are still short on storage space after building the shed. Also be careful not to build a shed that's too large for you back yard. Consider the dimensions of your yard and what you will be putting in your shed before building it.

Once you have made the decision on the type of shed you would like to build, you will need to select the correct type of wood for your project. Use treated - water resistant wood for your base. Treated wood cost a little more than untreated wood, but this is necessary for a long lasting foundation. The type of wood you use for the rest of the shed is really up to you, but make sure to research the best wood that will last for years to come. Also want to mention that you should use pressure treated plywood for your floor. This will ensure your shed will last for many more years.

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