Getting something done by yourself gives you some fulfillment and satisfaction. Besides, you are also able to customize it to your liking. Do it yourself, commonly known as DIYs, is a great way to get things done by yourself from scratch. In this article, we will be looking particularly at how you can DIY your own shed. Do you have an empty space in your backyard and youre wondering what to do with it? Building a shed is one of the best decisions you can make to utilize the space, and the good thing is that you do not have to spend money by hiring someone to do it for you. One thing for sure is that if you put your mind to it, it is one of the easiest projects you can complete and here is how;
1. Know the purpose of the shed
What do you plan to do with a shed? Sheds are of different kinds and they vary depending on their functionality. Therefore, the first thing you need to do is understand what you aim is with the shed. Is it a storage shed? A play area for your children? A garage? The choice entirely depends on you. After knowing what your aim is with the shed, it leads us to the next step; coming up with the shed plan.
2. Come up with a plan
It is at this point that you want to make good use of the internet. The internet is the main hub for a lot of useful information including how to build sheds. In line with the purpose of the shed, research accordingly. Fortunately, there are free shed plans
that are available on various websites that guide you step by step. Also, you can also check YouTube video tutorials that will not only list the step by step process but will also illustrate how it is done.
3. Get the building materials
Now that you already have an idea of how to build your own shed, it is now time to actualize your plan. And of course, you will need to buy the construction materials. Well, some of the materials can be DIYs too, but essential materials such as nails and timber you can always get from your nearest hardware. However, beware of fake materials; buy materials from licensed and reputable stores only. Remember, in as much as the shed is a DIY, it still needs to serve you for long, and that is only possible if you get original materials.
4. Get down to work
After gathering all the materials that you need to start building the structure, get down to work. First, you need to clear out the specific area where you intend to build your shed. Secondly, precisely mark the shed calibrations on the ground to guide you on the next step; building the foundation. Note that the foundation needs to be strong enough to support the whole structure. How good the foundation is, significantly affects how the shed will last. Therefore, take your time while building the foundation frame then go ahead and fill in the inside with timber skids to make the joints and bands. Thereafter, you can now go ahead to placing the flooring materials.
5. Build the walls and the windows
After having a strong foundation in place, it is now time to build the walls. The number of walls you will construct solely depends on your initial shed plan. First and foremost, you need to start by installing the wall frames as you hold them in place using nails or nuts. Then go ahead and now start filling in the spaces with whatever material you had intended to use. Also, as you are bringing up the walls, it is important not to forget the windows spaces. Remember, the shed needs to have proper ventilation to allow free flow of air.
6. Install the roof
It is crucial to choose a roofing material that is not only attractive but will also be supported by the structure. As such, ensure the roof has the right weight and is made of durable material. Also, consider the climatic conditions of the region before choosing a roofing material. Of course, you first need to have the roofing frame then fill it with the roofing material that you prefer.
7. You are almost done!
Here, you already have a complete structure that only needs a few modifications, and that's basically it. You can decide to paint the shed, add some lighting as well as door and window locks. Depending on the function of the shed, you are at liberty to glam it the way you feel like.
In conclusion, DIY sheds are one of the greatest and cheapest ways to have a functional shed in your home. The good thing is that they are easy to understand.