THE DO-IT-YOURSELFER’S DREAM SHED
Wood outdoor storage sheds are a very cost effective way to create a place to store all kinds of things, besides tools and garden supplies.
By far the easiest for the do-it-yourselfer to construct, as these are built with all the tools a typical DIY homeowner probably already has.
While wood sheds in kit form allow homeowners to build their wood outdoor storage sheds as quickly as possible, you might be somewhat limited as to features, but they are nearly as versatile and stable as those you build yourself from a plan. And you can customize them in lots of ways.
If a kit doesn’t fire your rockets and you have ideas of your own, there are many shed plans and ideas online. Search wood outdoor storage sheds,wood shed or free outdoor shed plans and you’ll be pleasantly surprised! Use the Bing Custom Search Box on the right side of the this page.
And, if you do have your own ideas, you probably can change and improve anything you find online. Also, the big boxes have many salespeople who have built an outbuilding or shed and they’re just waiting for you to listen to them tell you how!
Wood outdoor storage sheds are like so many things you build or assemble. Whether you choose a kit or build from scratch, remember the devil is in the details.
You’ll be “constructing” either way you go and may need a building permit even if its a plain shed without lights or water. The powers-that-be care only about safety (and so should you) and may need to be involved, so you should check. If you’ve never pulled a permit before, search building permit your town (ie; building permit dallas tx) and ask. Permits are cheap and you’ll also be informed of any local laws, restrictions or set-backs which may pose problems in the future. They can, and will, make you move it or take it down if they later discover you built it illegally or violated anything.
DECIDE EXACTLY WHERE YOU WANT IT
Wood outdoor storage sheds fall into a category along with swimming pools, decks, playhouses and garages. Once built, they’re pretty much there to stay. So first, determine where the shed will go and take precise measurements of the area. Mark off that space with string tied to marking pegs at the corners.
Use 6 foot dowels for pegs to visualize your project and have a better idea of what’s going to be blocked, what the foot traffic will be and how it will impact the rest of the yard and the things therein. If it needs to go somewhere else, now’s the time to make that move.
Now is also the time to nail down the size. It may be a good idea to drag out the things you plan on putting in there just to get a perspective. Storage buildings have a strange way of shrinking once you have put all your things in them. Wood outdoor storage sheds are no exception. If you were to place your mower (especially the riding mower) your tiller, that 3 ft. x 5 ft. workbench and a few 20 gallon bags side by side, you may have trouble finding the strings you just put there! Adjust accordingly. The top complaint from homeowners, after finishing a shed project, is they wished they’d made their shed larger!
Of course, shelving is your saving grace. Sturdy, wide shelves are key to a functional, non-frustrating storage/work shed, and you should start thinking in that direction now. The most versatile material to work with is wood. You can screw into it, nail in it, hang things from it, build upon it, tie metal shelving securely to it and change your mind with a claw hammer or reversible drill.You can give the exterior any finish you like and make it reflect the aesthetic of your home or your fantasies. This is the #1 reason so many people prefer wood outdoor storage sheds over all other options.
STYLE MATTERS TOO
Wood is absolutely the easiest and most enjoyable of all the materials to work with. And, more importantly, its the easiest and most pliable when it comes to style. Anything from a faux log cabin to a contemporary, vertical paneled exterior is possible. So why not match your home? Similar shingles, similar door, similar window(s) and trim to match. Imagine walking off your rear deck or patio, along a stone path on to a matching deck or patio on your shed. Impressive, no? And, so easy to do.
Whether you look at wood outdoor storage sheds in kit form or build your own, you can make it look as if it were professionally built just for you! Today you even have the choice of recycled wood products! Start by searching wood shed, wood storage shed or wood shed siding.
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