I want to build my own shed! Have you had it with your garage housing all of your tools and power equipment and ready to have a backyard storage shed but are a little unsure of where to start? Well the article below is going to give you outline planning your project and getting ready to build.
Step One-Check the local building ordinances and codes. You may need a permit to legally build a shed or it may have to be under a certain size. If you skip this step you may be required to tear your shed down or pay a fine for lack of building permit, so take the time to make sure you won't have trouble down the road!
Step Two- Figure out how big you want to make the shed and if you are going to use a concrete slab or a wooden base. Both work well but remember to use treated lumber if you use wood or it will rot out quickly! As far as size goes make it as big as your budget, space and local laws allow! Having the biggest shed possible will make you happy in the long run!
Step Three- Once you are comfortable with size and location you will then need to design your backyard tool shed. Keep in mind that you will also want to think of any options you want such as windows, overhead storage etc before you start to build. To plan the project you can do a rough sketch, pay a professional to do it for you or buy your own plans.
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Step Four- Once you have the design, location and legal aspects in place you need to buy the tools and material for your project! Buy hte best material you can afford and remember to use treated lumber on all floor boards and the lower wall studs. If you can afford it the entire shed can be built from treated lumber, this way it will last a long time! As far as tools you can either buy, borrow or rent what you need!