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Building your own shed can be the ideal project to learn about the basics of construction.


When designing your shed, first consider its primary purpose; i.e., storage, workshop, studio, etc. Also consider key features like fixed or opening windows; single double, Dutch and/or garage door; eaves troughs lights and/or electricity.

Adding a porch or cabana can transform a basic shed into a dual-purpose work and leisure space. Install some siding and trim and you will have a highly attractive storage solution with a cozy covered outdoor sitting space.

Site Prep: The first step to any shed project, whether building your own or opting for a pre-built option, is to properly prepare a level foundation. This will cause the entire project run a lot smoother.

Floor:  Building the shed on top of equally spaced wooden sleepers will help keep the floor dry. Avoid poorly drained or low areas for your construction site. Add an eaves through to divert water away from the foundation.

Size: 8×10 works well in a medium yard and easily accommodates basic gardening tools, supplies, bikes and some small storage.

12×12 is suitable for a large yard and can accommodate medium size equipment like a lawn tractor, etc. and will have room for additional seasonal storage.

Check local building codes for set back requirements, height restrictions, and other municipal requirements.

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