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Building a garden shed

If you need a small place where to store your garden tools, you should consider building a simple garden tool. From our own experience, there are many plans and designs you could choose from, so make sure you study the alternatives before taking the decisions.

On one hand, you could build a small tool shed, attached to a construction. On the other hand, you could invest a significant amount of money and build a large construction. Eventually, it all comes to your your needs, so make sure you plan everything from the very beginning. Choose professional plans, as you can save a significant amount of time and money.

Choose professional garden tool shed plans, as you can save a significant amount of time and money. Make sure the plans include detailed instructions and pictures. In this manner, you can prevent costly mistakes and get the job done in an weekend.

Always study the local building codes before starting the woodworking project. The legal requirements can provide useful information for your project, such as the depth of the footings and the size of the shed.


Building a tool shed

Garden tool shed plans

Garden tool shed plans

This project doesn’t require a significant investment nor complex woodworking skills. You can build the frame of the shed out of 2×4 lumber and attach 5/8″ grooved plywood (exterior walls). Drive the 1 1/4” screws into the frame, in order to secure the sheets into place.

Make sure you install large doors to the front face of the shed, in order to have a proper access to the garden tools. Secure the doors to the frame with metal hinges, after making sure they open and close properly.

The structure should have a lean-to roof, in order to drain the water properly. Install 1×4 tongue and groove slats to build the roof of the shed. Apply several coats of paint to get the job done properly. Fit 3/4” plywood shelves inside the shed, in order to use the space efficiently.

Building a garden shed

A garden shed is a more complex construction, but you can still build it by yourself, if the right tools and woodworking skills are used. A small shed with a gable roof is a great construction, as it provides lots of storage space and has a nice appearance. Building a garden shed can be done in several days, with a good planning.

Attach the shed on concrete footings, if you want to support the weight properly. Build the floor frame of 2×6 lumber, making sure you place the joists 16″ on center. Always drill pilot holes to prevent the wood from splitting. Attach 3/4” plywood over the frame and secure the sheets to the joists with 2 1/2” galvanized screws.

Build the exterior siding out of 5/8″ grooved plywood and attach them to the frame with 1 1/4” wood screws. Work with great care and attention, if you want to get a professional result. Leave enough space for the door opening. Reinforce the jamb by installing trimmer studs and a double header.

If you want to enhance the look of your shed, you should fit trims to the corners of the shed and to the ends of the rafters. Cover the roof with felt and asphalt shingles. Apply several coats of paint or stain to protect the lumber from decay or rot.