Sheds may be very functional in terms of storage and extra work space. A 50-square-foot shed is not large, but it still may be useful. To ensure that the targeted space for such a shed is adequate, a quick and simple calculation using only a tape measure is all that is required.
Things You'll Need
- Tape measure
Sketch out the shape and dimensions of your shed. Square footage equals length times width. There are two basic ways to sketch a 50-square-foot shed: a rectangle with dimensions of 10 feet by 5 feet or a square with dimensions of 7.07 feet by 7.07 feet.
Place the end of a tape measure on the ground at one corner of where the shed will be positioned. Have someone hold the end of the tape measure for you, or secure it with a heavy object or a stake.
Extend the tape outward for the length of one wall. Mark this point.
Retract the measuring tape and repeat the process for each of the other three sides, being sure to mark each corner.
Check your work by measuring each side again and multiplying the length times the width to make sure that you still come up with at least 50.
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