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February 26, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 137

The garage is becoming cluttered and full, and you want to learn how to build a shed. This building can take away some of the mess and make it easier to keep your home organized. The problem is most people aren't innately born skilled woodworkers, and they don't want to spend money on a professional carpenter. And ready-made options are just far too expensive, and generally not all that attractive. If you've decided to take on the task and build a storage shed yourself, be sure to think it through and plan things carefully first.

Plan to Follow the Right Plans The process is easier for someone once they know the type of shed they want. It means thinking through things ahead of time, which saves time and energy in the long run. It also means knowing what will be stored in the shed and how big you want it. Some people will have a material preference. It's asking if the shed will be used for something other than storage.

Finding the Right Plans Before venturing further on your quest to build a shed, it's important to have quality plans on hand. If these aren't available, then it's going to be very hard to put up a decent structure. There are certain qualities that should be in the plans, such as: - Materials list - Detailed instructions - Budget - Ordering list - Detailed foundation and roof plans - Different Variables

Your plans should cover all aspects of structural backyard buildings, including site prep, siding, roofing, required tools etc. and it should contain lots of well-drawn out images and step by step diagrams that are clear and easy to understand.

A Detailed Material List is Essential When learning to build your first shed, it's a must to have a detailed material list. It is very difficult to build something of quality if you don't know which materials to use. Then when you go to the store, you can quickly refer to your material list and find what you need. This list is going to save you time, energy, and money, since you won't make mistake purchases.

Detailed Instructions with Pictorials The shed plans you follow need to include detailed instructions and they must have easy to understand diagrams. This is the only way you'll be able to complete the project, especially if you don't have a lot of experience. This means having instructions that include detailed diagrams. The measurements should be accurately displayed, which when followed, will save a person time, effort, and money.

Roofing and Foundations The roof and the foundation are two of the most important components of a building, especially a shed. When learning any new DIY project, especially something as challenging as building a shed, these two factors play a huge role. This is why it's important to take time in these areas, because if it isn't done correctly, the building won't hold up with time. For instance, the foundation will provide stability and durability, while the roof provides protection.

Anyone unsure about taking on complex woodworking projects by themselves can acquire a lot of knowledge online, and from shed building books. But be sure whichever route you choose, that all the information you're going to need, will be right there, at your fingertips, before you begin. Happy shed building!

Bob A. Gregory is a woodworker by trade who shares his passion for woodworking with DIYers and hobbyists at his Garden Shed Plans website. You can learn how to build a shed yourself and get Free Shed Plans from Bob's website.

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