Storage Sheds Building With Plans Or Using A Shed Kit

Submitted by: Dan Lazaj

When your home becomes cluttered with so much stuff, you will need a solution. Building a shed or buying a shed kit is a great way to de clutter your house and garage.

Buying a shed kit from a local home improvement store will be the easiest way to build your shed. These kits will come with step by step instructions to put the shed together. Everything will be pre cut, and can be assembled with basic tools. Windows and doors are usually included with these kits. These shed kits are available in vinyl, metal, or wood.

If you decide to build your own shed from scratch, but don’t know how, start by looking at shed plans. Sheds are simple to build by just following some detailed plans with illustrations. Plans will include a cut out material list. Study the cut out list, and prepare all the parts for assembly.

Before beginning any project, here are some things you will want to consider.


First off, before starting, check with your building department for requirements and permits. You might be required to get a permit. In my area permits are required if building a storage shed bigger than twelve by twelve. Setback from your property line, fences, or house might also be a requirement, contact or visit your zoning department.

Determine how much you want to spend. Shed kits can be expensive, but it will be faster and easier to build. Building it yourself can save you money, but take into consideration if you will have the time and skills to build. Storage sheds are pretty simple to build, but if you feel it is beyond your carpentry skills, consider hiring a local handyman. By getting an estimate of the material and the labor, you can determine if it can be done within your budget.

If you will be building your own shed, but are lacking tools, always buy the best tools you can afford. Cheap tools break easily. If you will be using power tools for your first time, read all of the instruction and safety manual. Keep your tools dry. Always use grounded electrical outlets. When changing blades on power tools, always make sure it is unplugged. When cutting small pieces of wood, use clamps to hold them. Holding small pieces of wood by hand is not safe, and can cause you injury. Wearing eye and ear protection is also recommended when using power tools.

If you have children, make sure to add a lock. Adding a lock will keep your child safe. By locking up the shed you can prevent children from getting hurt with shears, saws or other sharp objects.

Knowing what you will be using this space for will help you determine the size you will need. Make sure it is big enough to store all your stuff. Measure everything you will put inside the shed, and it is always a good idea to build a little bigger.

By knowing the options you have, you can determine the shed you will need. You can build an attractive wood shed from scratch, or you can buy a shed kit. Storage shed kits are pre cut and available in many sizes and styles.

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