A shed is useful to have for storing yard equipment, using as a workshop or using as a child's play house. The price of a new shed is not always within a person's budget. With the proper materials, you can make your own shed and in any size you want. An 8-by-8-foot shed that has an 8-foot ceiling would be an appropriate size for any city-sized lot.
Things You'll Need
- 2 treated 4-by-8 plywood
- 4 8-foot treated 2-by-4
- 25 8 feet long 2-by-4
- 4 12 feet long 2-by-4
- 12 tongue and groove 4-by-8 strand-oriented boards
- Roofing material
- Treated decking screws
- Circular saw
- Drill with screwdriver bits
- Door with attached frame
Lay the plywood on the ground, and attach the 2-by-4s to the edges of the plywood with the decking screws. Use the drill with screwdriver bit to attach the screws. Place the screws 2 feet apart on the 2-by-4s.
Screw the top and bottom the 8-foot 2-by-4 header to four 8-foot 2-by-4s. Place two screws in the top and bottom of each 2-by-4 with the drill and screwdriver bit.
Screw the wall frame to the floor by screwing the bottom of the wall frame to the treated 2-by-4s with the drill and screwdriver bit. Place one screw between each wall stud.
Screw the strand-oriented board to the outside of the wall frame with the screws and drill.
Cut a hole to fit the prepurchased door, using the saw.
Screw three 2-by-4s across ceiling, and attach with screws and the drill. These may need to be angled in to make a firm attachment. Place the last two strand-oriented boards across the top, and attach with screws and drill with screw bit.
Finish the roof with the roofing material of your choice.
Install the door as described in the directions that were supplied with it.
Cut the last two strand-oriented boards and attach them to the floor with the screws and drill. Use as many screws as deemed necessary.
Tips & Warnings
- Take your time: measure twice and cut once.
- Use appropriate safety equipment as needed.
- Photo Credit shed image by robert mobley from Fotolia.com
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