A storage shed helps you in many ways. A garden storage shed protects plants from rough weather. Besides, a garden storage shed let you accumulate gardening equipment and tools inside it. Home made storage sheds are comparatively inexpensive and so if you know how to build a storage shed you can easily go on building a storage shed. But the problem with most people is that they do not know how to build storage shed properly. This article provides instructions for building a storage shed and know the steps of how to build a storage shed from here. Read these steps and see how to build storage shed in easy and inexpensive way.When building storage shed you need to build parts of a storage shed such as, walls, deck, roof, windows separately. So how to go about it?
How To Build A Storage Shed
Step 1: Clear the site that you have chosen to build the garden storage shed. The foundation area should be flat. Put down cinderblocks to make a strong base. You need 4X4 shed posts to make the frame of storage shed. Cut down these posts in same measurement. Use compound meter saw to cut these posts. Select the position and install them at the same level.
Step 2: Use a framing nailer to create the deck. Mark the locations where you want to place the beams. Install the side pieces (each featuring 9 ft) and end pieces (each of 4 ft) evenly with the beams. Make sure that each of the beams is spaced at 16 inches. Use the framing nailer to fix the frame to the beams. Let the first decking panel hang over from the edge of shed frame. Make the process convenient using tools like screw gun and driver extension.
Step 3: Here is one more step on how to build a storage shed. Prepare board pieces for wall surface. Build a top board, bottom board and studs for each wall board of 8 ft. keep 16 inches space between each. Join these board pieces to make a complete wall panel. When the wall panels are ready, raise them on the deck. Use a nailer gun to fix all these pieces. Give the overall structure square shape. Make two narrower wallboards to hold up the door. Apart from two wall panels, build two additional panels to strengthen the frame. When the wall panels are complete, hang OSB siding sheets on outer surface. For the above mentioned measurement, panels of 4”x8” will be appropriate.
Step 4: To prepare roof panels, first build a rafter. It should be made from 2”x6” boards. Make the rafters 13 inches tall at center portion. Fix the rafters to the header boards. Make the roofing strong with 1×6 stripes. Tie the rafters together to provide a strong support. Cover these rafters with corrugated sheets. Use self-sealing nails to fix sheets on the rafters.
Step 5: When the entire structure is ready, it’s time to make windows. Mark the walls with the appropriate measurement and cut holes accordingly. It may be difficult to cut the wall surface through OSB sheet. As such, use a reciprocating saw to cut them properly. Make sure that you are cutting between the studs. You can add vinyl shed sidings to cover the exterior. Secure these sidings to the OSB exterior sheet. Use a single ply sheet to make the doors. Cut one 3/4” sheet and divide it into two even parts. Decorate each ply sheet with crossed wood trims. Paint the doors to give it a perfect finish. Make a ramp at the front area. This will help moving large items in to the storage room.
When all is done, decorate the exterior of your garden storage shed.You can follow these five steps for a home-made garden storage shed. To make your garden shed more attractive, consult manufacturers / designers.