A garden shed storage is a structure, much like a regular cabinet, that holds all the garden tools and other garden things in one place. This is a good way of organizing all your gardening needs, and making your backyard look neater and more pleasant to the eyes.
There are many garden shed storages sold in the market. However, you can also build your own if you are on a budget. Also, sometimes it is better to build your own shed storage so you can customize the dimensions and materials accordingly. Follow simple steps in constructing a garden shed storage.
First delineate shed perimeter to identify the exact location and reduce mistakes. Using three 2×3 stakes, trace right angles and triangles to create impression of second perimeter. Attach strings in the triangle to form four-sided perimeter. The strings must cross over the corners of actual perimeter.
To concretely block foundation, use concrete pots or concrete slabs. Concrete pillows are elevated at at least 8 concrete piers buried below frontline. On the other hand concrete slabs are formed by digging hole and placing plywood and truss beams which will rest on the ground.
To build floor systems, floor joists must be arranged corresponding with the shed. Two parallel joists are marked for every 12 inches. Create right angle patterns using the triangle method. Brackets are nailed in the center and strings are also attached. Plywood is nailed to cover an entire surface of the floor. Ensure that plywood is perpendicular to joists.
Build walls one by one on the shed floor. Nail studies at both ends. Attach plywood panels to walls. Use temporary braces to hold up the wall until all of them are joined together. Nail four walls with each other.
Build rafters every 16 inches. Mark rafters where the truss beams will be placed. Cover with oriented strand board. Install the doors next.
As for windows, there are pre-built windows available. Install them next. Then install the roof
Generally garden sheds use 3 types of materials: metal, vinyl, and wood.
Metal is usually galvanized steel or aluminum coated with baked enamel finish to achieve toughness. They come in variety of colors and are easy to maintain.
Vinyl panels are tough and come with paintable steel doors. The structure withstands any type of weather and is also easy to maintain.
Wood possesses traditional look of barns. It has solid lumber frames and resemblances into a small house.
Some of the most popular accessories used in garden sheds are listed below.
Ramps are sturdy single story structure used to move equipments in and out the sheds like the lawn mower. It is usually made of wood or metal. Some ramps are wiser than lawn tractor tires.
Windows and skylights are used to increase natural light within the shed. Skylights are horizontal windows placed in the roof of the shed. It helps save money and energy. Shutters and window boxes are also available together with the windows.
Lofts are created as parking spaces for mowers. They are basically used as space for larger equipments.
Shelves are installed to serve as storage place for tools and other materials to achieved organization.
Work benches are important when shed is used as hobby shop or gardening area.