Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Garden Shed Plans

Spring has sprung.  Time to clean up the back yard.  Why not build a garden shed that fits in to your backyard instead of sticking out like a walmart prefab ugly sore thumb?

A garden shed building plan is quite easy.  Don't be scared.
Here is a great resource for home garden shed plans that give you the best variety.
Outdoor shed plans are a real chore for some people.  But that is just because they don't sit back and think about it.
My father in law was a master mechanic, but stood there scratching his head when it came to what to do with the  garden shed.  We tipped the old one over and found a colony of termites running over our boots.  ( now, to be fair, he didn't build the old one).

A good garden shed should fit in with the decor of the yard, and also be built to withstand the environmental aspects that the yard has.
Shed Plans has a lot of these things built in.  But hey, don't be an idiot.  Read the plans, take stock of your resources, decide if this is something you can do, and consult with your municipality.  Our municipality has restrictions regarding the size of the building and the distance it can be away from the house.  I believe there is also a restriction on the services that can be built into the shed. 
It turns out that some people were building guest houses and even rental properties in their back yards and calling them garden sheds.

Every geographical place has its own challenges.  I mentioned the termite issues that surprised my father in law.  There are also things like snow loads for roofs and drainage issues in areas susceptible to heavy rain or flash flooding.  But rather than detering you from building your own shed, these factors are a good reason to steer clear of the prefab units you see sprouting up like refugee camps in the hardware store parking lots every spring.

I hope this great resource can help.  But, you know your backyard best.

Check out the backyard shed plan guide here Click Here!
But please, be smart.  wear protective gear, check with local authorities,
AND ENJOY YOUR SUMMER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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1 comment:

Christopher said...

I built a great shed in our yard this summer from shed plans I found at It was alot of work but I got through it. It is always good to finish a project.