How to Move a Metal Storage Shed


If you have a metal storage shed on your property and wish to relocate it to another spot, you don't have to rent a crane and flatbed truck to move it. Although heavy and bulky, a metal storage shed can be moved from one spot to another with the help of a few friends and some common construction materials. Once you get the move underway, it will go faster.

Things You'll Need

  • Assistants
  • Leather gloves
  • Plywood
  • Car jack
  • 2-inch by 4-inch lumber
  • 3/4-inch metal pipes
  • Clean out the metal storage shed to get rid of any extra weight and to keep objects from falling and/or shifting during the move.

  • Put on leather gloves, and then have two or three of your friends lift one side of the metal storage shed approximately 6 inches off the ground. Slide plywood under the metal storage shed and roll a car jack on the plywood.

  • Raise the car jack to keep the side of the metal storage shed 6 to 8 inches off the ground. While the side is suspended in the air, slide 2-inch by 4-inch lumber as far as you can under the shed. These 2-inch by 4-inch boards will be your "railings."

  • Roll several 3/4-inch metal pipes perpendicularly over the 2-inch by 4-inch boards to create "rollers." Space the metal pipes approximately 1 foot apart.

  • Lower the car jack and remove it, along with the plywood.

  • Ask each of your assistants to stand on one side of the metal storage shed and begin pushing it. Reposition the 2-inch by 4-inch boards and 3/4-inch pipes as necessary until the shed is moved into its new spot.

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