Wooden garden sheds come in many designs and variations and they can be a wonderful addition to your garden area. While some people use their shed only for garden stuff, others will store items like tractors and lawn mowers, however, some will use their shed as a place to start and repot plants. If your shed in not used for storage it can also serve as a your own private retreat where you can go to relax and enjoy some quiet time by yourself.
Why are wooden garden sheds so popular?
Wooden garden sheds stand out among sheds made from other materials because of their special charm that seems to go well in garden environments. If you build the frame of your shed using pressure treated material you’ll have the best chance of preventing damage from termites and other destructive insects. Another choice besides pressure treated lumber is cedar which has a unique appearance and a very nice smell.
The advantage of working with wood as opposed to working with metal or plastic is that you just need a few basic tools to get the job done.
To Buy or To Build
You can choose from two options. You can either build a shed yourself from scratch or purchase one that is manufactured and is erected on your location in just a few hours.
If you’re considering a preassembled shed there’s a wide selection of designs, sizes, and shapes from which to choose. So whether you’re looking for a small 5′x3′ shed or even something much larger such as 30′x12′ you’ll be able to find a design that will meet your needs.
There are also two choices if you choose to erect your own shed. Some people prefer to buy the materials from a lumber yard and build their shed from detailed plans while others would rather buy a kit and assemble it on their site. If you think your carpentry talents are up to the task, building a shed from scratch is a good choice because you can customize it to your liking. If you’d rather not put your carpentry skills to the test you could buy a kit that contains all the materials you need cut to size.
If you’re thinking that you’d like to build your own shed your first purchase will be a complete set of plans that will clearly show you how to construct the building yourself. If you’re looking for plans for wooden garden sheds you can check out various books, magazines, and the internet in addition to what is available in your local library. The internet, however, offers the best source of shed designs because there are so many to choose from.
Before you buy your shed plans make certain that all details are illustrated clearly and that there is a complete list of the materials needed for the project.
Whether you’re going to erect your own shed or buy one, your first task will be to decide what your shed will be used for. If all you need is a place to keep a few garden tools and maybe some pots then you can get away with a small size shed. If you are planning to store a variety of items in your shed including lawn equipment, RVs, a workshop, and a tractor then you will require a larger amount of floor area.
When you’ve decided how big your shed is going to be your next step is to determine what kind of shed roof and foundation you want. And lastly, your shed should be build in such a way that it will be able to hold up under all weather condtions that could happen in your area.