Thursday, April 7, 2011

My First Shed

My ex-husband is a carpenter. He was always building something useful to use at our home. He had that good trait going for him. Our first shed was built by him and was one of the cute little wooden sheds that looked like a small barn. He learned how to build that particular type of shed back in 1981 when he was in 'trade school' as it was called back then. An adorable shed that matched the siding of our home, I loved it and planted herbs along the side.

We've since moved away from that first shed, but I look back every now and then at photos and relive fond memories of those days.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

What You Need in Order to Build a Shed Cheap

So you want, no I mean, NEED a shed. The problem is you're low on funds for getting the project done. There are a few things you'll need to know to build a shed cheap and on your own.

#1. What do you need the shed for anyway? Storage, or do you plan to make it as a garden shed as well? Decide on its size, consulting first the area where you plan to put your shed.

Make sure that the area is free from any underground cables, wirings, or pipes. This will ensure that the shed will not act as a hindrance if there are repairs to be done.

When you're done with the planning stage, make an estimate of the materials and the tools you will need. Most of the time the materials and tools are wood, nails, roofing, hinges, cement, sand, hammer, tape, saws, and screws.

Start from the bottom and work your way up. Make sure that your foundation is level. Nail your floor properly to the foundation blocks. After the floor, make the frame for your walls and then for the roof. Make provisions for your windows. Pre-fabricated kits can make the job easier, but it can much more costly.

There are many books and websites which can help you do your plans, there are even ready made plans which you can just customize to achieve the desired size. Also, doing the frames can be consulted with carpentry books; here you can learn the different styles to ensure that you will be able to create a sturdy frame, in some localities, it is necessary to obtain a permit first before building a shed, consult your local government first.

After building your shed, you can now do the finishing touches. Create shelves and cabinets, and you can even varnish or paint your shed to make it look lovelier in your garden, and not an eyesore.

Product Review of 'My Shed Plans'

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Once you sign up you will receive the entire package instantly in the Members' Area via downloads. There are easy to follow instructions provided in the members’ area just in case you have never downloaded anything from the internet before. After making the purchase you will get all the shed plans and woodworking blueprints within 5 minutes. This means that you get the product for a lower price as there are no shipping costs. However, if you prefer buying the CD then you can buy that and it will be sent to you via mail.

Woodworking can be time consuming but making the right plans takes even longer. My Shed Plans Elite provide you a wide range of design to choose from and once you have the design you will be able to construct your shed nicely and it will take less amount of time to build it. It keeps all things simple. The aim of My Shed Plans is to make woodworking a fun activity for you. Once you follow Ryan Henderson’s instructions making shed will be a less time consuming and more fun thing to do.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

DIY Shed Plans - Are They Any Better?

DIY shed plans are no different from other DIY projects. Most people who wanted to build their own sheds on their backyard are just too happy to build their own with a prefabricated kit. You do not need to be an ace carpenter when doing your DIY shed ideas and building your shed is made even easier because the shed plans and the instructions that goes with it are easy to understand and comes with the prefabricated kit. What is great about the shed kits is you do not need to think of the materials you need to use. Everything comes with it that makes it a lot easier.

Constructing your own shed is not hard to do. What you need is a creative mind and a plan that will be providing you with a set of instructions to help you. The step by step instructions that go with the DIY shed plans are very simple and not difficult to follow. The crucial part is choosing your plan for shed. Not all DIY shed tactics available online have full information as they claim to be and very few can be trusted to deliver whatever they claim online. In choosing your shed tactics you need to be thorough in your search and not to jump on every shed plan available. Some DIY shed ideas are downloaded for free while others are not. You should choose your DIY shed idea according your specific need.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Backyard Shed Plan Reviews

Backyard Shed Plan | My Reviews
How-to project plan to build a storage shed for the your backyard. … backyard Storage Sheds …There's no doubt, storage sheds are incredibly useful and versatile. A small sized backyard shed may be used to store gardening equipment, ...
Publish Date: 07/22/2010 22:00

Monday, August 2, 2010

Free Guide on How To Build a Shed

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Are you here because you are planning to build a shed in your garden and want to know how it's done? Great! This guideline about building a shed will show you.
Publish Date: 07/22/2010 21:06

Friday, July 30, 2010

How a Garden Tool Organizer Can Help You Make the Most of Your Storage Shed

The need to protect tools and garden equipment from rain, rust and exposure to other elements is only one of the reasons why so many individuals are now choosing to build a storage shed. With a shed and a garden tool organizer you also have a simple means to add neatness to your outdoor living area.

There are many different DIY shed plans now available and there is sure to be at least one style that will be well suited to your particular needs. You can create a structure that is as elaborate or as simple as you prefer. It is even possible for you to build a storage shed that is a miniaturized version of your home. No matter what design you choose this will give you the means to add organization to your outdoor activities.