Want to learn how to build a tool shed? It's not as hard as you might think!
Build a Tool Shed in 5 Easy Steps
Over the years, you have probably accumulated some excess possessions. Instead of building a house extension to contain it all, why not build a tool shed? It is a simple home improvement that can increase your storage space. Best of all, you do not need to hire builders, and you will save a lot of effort on house cleaning when you only have to deal with the shed. You can do this one yourself. Here is how:
Step 1: Choose a Design
There are three main sources you can use to identify a pattern for your tool shed:
– the internet
– home improvement stores
– your imagination
Whether you decide to use someone else’s pattern on the internet, a kit-type pattern from a store, or a design that you invent yourself, be sure that it suits your needs. Think about how much storage space you need, how the look of the shed will match your house, and the amount of work you are willing to put into the construction process.
Step 2: Buy Your Materials
Once you have settled on a design, it is time for a trip to the hardware store. If you have decided to buy a toolshed kit, then your materials will come in one large-but-tidy package. For any other toolshed design, though, you will have to search for each component of the shed. Typical materials will include 2×4’s, plywood siding, roofing material, screws, and a hinge for the door. When choosing them, also think how hard cleaning them and finding proper cleaners would be. Call it a pre-emptive intention.
Step 3: Frame the Tool Shed
Once you have assembled your materials, it is time to frame the shed. In much the same way that construction workers frame a house, you must frame your shed. Start by creating a frame for the floor, then separately frame out each wall and the room. One of the walls will contain an opening for your door. Measure carefully, and after you have framed each component, assemble them into the skeletal frame of the shed.
Step 4: Attach Siding and Roof Material
Next, you will proceed to attach your siding material (probably plywood) to the frame you have constructed. Different patterns call for different roofing material. Whether you are going with plain plywood or some type of shingle, you can now proceed to lay your roof, as well. At least you don’t have to think about home cleaning solutions for this part.
Step 5: Add a Door
Your last step will be to attach the door to your structure. The door might be a store-bought door, or it might be one you have constructed yourself. Either way, when you finally attach it to the structure, you will know the project is complete.
There is still some additional finishing work you can do. You will probably want to paint your shed, for example. After following these five steps, though, you will have a working, usable shed. You can take pride in the fact that you built it yourself, without the aid of builders. End everything up with a good shed cleaning to show off for your efforts – a good steam cleaning is most recommended for the perfect amount of cleansing. You will finally be able to see what a good job you did and how much you can enjoy it.
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Article by Ella A. on behalf of Crystal Palace Carpet Cleaners