Building a shed in your backyard can be a rewarding experience.
Building a shed in your backyard can be a rewarding experience if you have plans in place that will help you build your shed in a timely and profitable manner. This is especially important if you are new to woodworking. There are many aspects of shed construction that you will need to consider.
The first thing to consider is the type of shed you will be building. The type of shed you will build on his property or in someone else’s backyard will likely be based on the type of roof the shed will use. There are several shed designs based on the roof being used.
pent roof shed
This is a mono roof structure, which means that it is a one-piece roof consisting of only one pitch or slope. This type of shed can be freestanding or attached to the side of your garage or barn. The construction of this shed will be less complicated to build.
gable roof shed
This structure uses an A-frame roof and will be more complicated to build than the gable roof style shed. The roof consists of two sides that are the same shade. This will often complement most homes that use the same gable roof structure.
clerestory roof shed
This type of shed has a row of windows inside it. Windows in this row are often called clerestory windows. This will be the most complicated of the three types of garden sheds mentioned here. However, it is an excellent design if you are thinking of using your storage shed as a workplace, as the clerestory windows allow natural light to illuminate the interior of the structure.
Location and Type of Foundation
Once you choose the layout of your shed, you will need to consider its location and foundation. The location is important as you won’t have to move it once you’ve built the foundation.
There are several options to consider when choosing a foundation. It is important to remember that the foundation provides a stable, level starting point to support the weight of your shed and whatever you will be storing in it.
Using wood rails and concrete blocks is probably the cheapest method of building a foundation for your backyard shed. You can pour a concrete foundation, but it will be more expensive and, of course, it will not be possible to move it in the future. Another option is to lay the shed floor on a bed of gravel. You need to make sure the floor is level.
Building your own shed lets you know exactly what you’re getting into. This will be especially apparent if you are using proven backyard shed plans that you can refer to during the building process.