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10 Steps on how to Build your own Shed

If you want to build a storage shed or garden shed and is not sure how to go about building your own storage or garden shed to store all your garden equipment, garden tools, garden supplies or bikes. Even if you are not a carpenter or experienced handyman you can do it if you have the proper step by step plans.

First step:

Go to your garden pick out the place where you want to erect your shed. Be careful when picking your spot. Do not block something you want to display like your wifes flower bed. Make sure you have enough room. also try to geta nice level spot it will male life easier.

Second step:

In this step you will have to draft up some shed plans. You could draw up your own plans or maybe you can get someone to do this for free. Your plans will have to include a list of materials. It would be good if you had a step by step set of plans. You can get step by step plans on the internet if you do your research.

Third step:

When you have your list of materials go to your local hardware store and get a price on your materials. when you get the right place to get your materials buy all the materials you need to build yoyr storage shed. when you get all your materials at once it will save trips to the store and by doing this at one store you maybe able to get a discount if you inquire.

Fourth step:

Now you ar ready to start your storage shed. You would have gotten the supplies for the foundation when you made you list of material cement or wood . Start with your foundation.

Fifth step:

When you have your floor or foundation you will have to build the sides on the floor and put them in place. Alwawy do the proper bracing on your wall to keep everything solid while you work on your shed. You can do your windows and door at this time.

Sixth step:

Now that you have all your walls completed and in place and braced properly you will have to build your roof. You can construct roof trusses for the roof or if it is only a small roof you can usr rafters.

Seventh step:

In this step you will have to board up the sides or walls with your sheeting or siding. When you get the wall done you will have to board over the roof. If you have step by step plans follow your plans.

Eighth step:

Now it is time to do the trim on the shed. doing the trim will make your shed lood good and look finished.

Nineth step:

In this step you will finish the roof with shingles or mabe a metal roof which ever you choose will look fine . Dont forget you will have ti do soffit and facia on the eaves.

Tenth step:

Last you will have to paint your shed.

Now that your finished and followed all the steps in your plans you should be proud of a job well done.

Street Talk

Ken Lasch  

All you need is the right garden shed blueprint and garden shed plans for this project, a friend to help you and a good weekend to start your project.

  about 1 decade ago
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