Do you want a simple shed or a nice and fancy one? Would you like windows for your shed or is a vent enough? What kind of roof would you like? How would you like your flooring? How wide do you need your door to be?
Sometimes a ready-made shed just does not suit your needs, especially if the area you are going to place it on is shaped irregularly. In this case, you would need to plan and build your own shed. Several software companies like have developed computer programs that are specifically designed to help with planning and designing projects. Try to visit myshedplans.com to see an example of available shed-planning software. On their site, you can also download “Shed Plans and Woodworking Course” for free.
When you are building a shed, there are several things you would want to keep in mind. Take a look at the list below:
-Which material should you use? You can choose between plastic, metal, and wood. Metal is the cheapest; wood is the most expensive. It is the same with maintenance. If you have the extra bucks, we suggest you go with wood. Wood is more versatile and easier to manipulate. If you are on a tight budget, you may want to use metal or plastic instead, although there are not much plastic resources available like that of metal and wood. Plastic is usually sold ready to assemble, so that doesn’t leave too much space for your creativity.
-You have to build a shed foundation. Why? For your shed to be sturdy, of course. A good foundation is the strength of your shed. With it, your shed should be able to withstand extreme weather conditions like storms.
-Flooring, walls, and roofing should also be thought about – the materials you want, the kind of roof and the tools you will need.
-Next are the details of your shed – the door, windows, vents, and skylight. You may also need lighting inside, so it would be best to place your shed close to an electrical outlet or you should at least have an extension cord to supply electricity inside.
-Finally, you have to plan your accessories. You need shelves and hooks. Maybe even a desk and a couple of seats, if you are planning to work inside it.
Designing and building your own shed is no joke. It takes a lot of time and careful planning. You can always consult those who have had experiences with sheds or contact your hardware store guy to inquire and gather information.
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