Need some extra storage space for all your extra supplies and equipment? Or do you need your own personal workspace for your hobbies? Whether you’re a novice woodworker or a gardening enthusiast, a storage shed will solve your storage issues.
Wooden storage sheds can be beautiful as well as sturdy and highly functional. With proper weather-proofing and a smart wood choice, it won’t be easily damaged by the elements. Wood has a natural beauty that can blend in with the outside surroundings and can be matched with the architecture of any type of house. They are also the easiest and most economical to build if you’re a do-it-yourself’er.
You need to be sure, though, that a wooden structure is worth your hassle. It does require upkeep because wood is susceptible to termites and rot. Choose the right wood type and perform regular maintenance and your shed may last for hundreds of years. Wood rot of the shed floor, which can happen quickly, can occur if the wood is lying directly on the ground and the right lumber isn’t used.
Your options for getting a wooden storage shed include building and designing your own, buying a ready-built shed, and going with a wood prefab kit. The ready-built sheds are delivered by trailer and can either be set up by you or a contractor. However, these tend to be low in quality. I suggest building your own if you want it to last. Prefabs might not be offered in the size you want. The most common complaint of shed owners is they wished they went with a bigger size. The best way to know what size fits for you is to gather up everything you plan to store in it and place it in your yard. Configure the contents how you’d like it in a real shed. Then, measure the circumference. Eureka! You just found your perfect shed size.
Find a professional contractor to build your shed if you’re not handy or don’t want to take the time. Wooden storage sheds are actually more economical to build, so if you go the contractor route, keep in mind the additional cost of hiring a professional. Before you start your project, make sure you have a complete list of all the materials you bought as this will help you keep track of what’s being charged by the contractor.
If you plan do build the shed yourself, keep in mind that every project comes with some frustration. You can keep some of the frustrations at bay by keeping a good attitude, remaining determined, gathering all your building supplies together, and always, measuring twice and cutting once.