1. PlanningThere is nothing more important when starting your first shed project than knowing what, when and how to build it. Therefore, you should go to your local building department and ask a few things about your venture. You should find out if the construction requires a building permit, what materials are needed and where to place the shed.
2. PlansThere is a large variety of shed plans you could choose from when building a simple shed. On one hand, you could buy them from a site that is specialized in these type of constructions, but you should pay a significant amount of money. Alternatively, you could search on the Internet and choose the right plans for your needs. If you plans to build a simple shed, you could save money and get the job done by yourself. Make sure the plans come with detailed instructions, relevant images and a list with all the materials needed for the job.
3. Build a shedAfter selecting the plans, we recommend you to choose a good location for the shed, making sure you comply with the local building codes. Work with attention and with great care, in order to prevent problems that will increase the costs of the project. Use 4x4 skids to support the flooring of the shed and 2x6 lumber to build the framing.
Cut the components of the walls at the right size and lock them together with galvanized screws. Drill pilot holes trough the top and bottom plates, before inserting the screws into the studs. Make sure the corners are square, before attaching them to the floor with wood screws.
Choose free lean to shed plans if you want to keep the costs under control and to get the job done by yourself. A lean to roof requires less materials and carpentry skills, so almost any person that has worked with lumber can get the job done. Work with attention and with great care, if you want to get a professional result. Cover the roof with 3/4" plywood sheets, tar paper and asphalt shingles. Attach trims to the corners of the construction, as well as to the exterior of the roof, in order to enhance the look of the shed.