So you need a garden shed and have decided to build your own. The good news is that even if you don’t have any carpentry skills, shed building can be a breeze. All you need to do is be able to follow some quick and easy step by step instructions and have a good set of garden shed plans to follow.
Bellow you will find a rough guide on the ten steps Renovate Old House To Modern you need to take to build your own shed:
1) Decide where you’re going to put it – Obviously you’re going to want your shed to fit in with the rest of your landscaping. However you also need to consider the size of shed you will need, and see if your chosen location permits it. If not then you will either need a new location or compromise on size.
2) Once you know the exact dimensions of your shed you need to have some sort of shed blueprint. If you are sure you can do this yourself, then you should do a rough sketch of what you want. Then, take it to a home improvement store to draft up the plans for you. If however your carpentry skills are limited, then you could consider getting a set of garden shed plans to suit the dimensions that you have come up with, for your new shed.
3) Buy all the materials you need as detailed in your shed plan. You could even consider getting these materials pre cut, this will cost a little more but save loads of time. Also, make sure that you have everything you need before you begin construction.
4) Now you can start to level the ground and prepare to lay the foundations for your new shed. You should have already decided if you’re going to have a wood floor or concrete.
5) Now its time for the side walls. The best way build the walls, are while they are on the floor. Then you can pull them up into position once complete. Just follow your garden shed plans for the detailed instructions.
6) Its now time for the roof. You’ll need to build your trusses. So make one first, then you can use it as a template for the others. Once again follow your plans on how to construct the trusses.
7) That’s the spirit, now your new garden shed should be beginning to take shape. Now its time for the end walls. How you decide to do this will be influenced by the shed plans you have chosen to follow. It’s important to follow your plans as much as possible.
8) Now you are almost done and its time for the trim. Don’t rush this as Garden Design Front Of House it’s what’s going to give your garden shed that professional finish.
9) Your last two steps are applying the shingles for the roof then treating the wood. The wood must have some type of protective coating on it to protect it from the elements and rotting. This can be varnish, stains or paints whatever is your preference.
10) This is the best part. Its time to sit back and admire your new garden shed. If you hadn’t have built, it you would have thought it was bought from the store.
Building your own shed is as simple as following a set of instructions and good garden shed plans. Even if your carpentry skills are limited, shed blueprints really simplify the process, additionally, you could consider getting the materials pre cut, to really help you along.

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