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Outdoor Garden Shed Plans – Need Extra Space for Your Gardening Tools

My husband likes to “tinker” and he has all these tools, equipment and work benches that takes up just about all the garage.  Then there is my hobby. I love to garden and I have my gardening benches, gardening tools, flower pots, bags of soil and mulch, etc.,etc.,etc. Between “his stuff” and “my stuff”, and all of the holiday decorations that we have in boxes stacked up in the garage, there is no longer any room for our cars.  We have to do something, we either have to get rid of something or find more storage space.  Neither one of us were willing to get rid of anything so we decided to look at some outdoor garden shed plans to move all my gardening stuff to.  I was very excited.

We got online and actually found some free outdoor garden shed plans.  But after more research we found out that the free shed plans didn’t have all the information that a good set of professional designed plans had and they were not very expensive.  It was a “no-brainer”, we decided on a set of plans and made our purchase.  We actually went for a shed that was larger than we actually needed, but it will give me more space to work in if weather is bad and we will have more storage space.

One of the things my husband didn’t even think about until he started reviewing the instructions was the load capacity for the roof.  We get a lot of snow every winter and know the damage it can cause if you have a flat roof where snow can accumulate. The weight of the snow  could cause your roof to collapse.

Security is another factor to consider, specially if your storage shed will be located away from your house or if it’s located behind your garage where you can’t see it.  You may want to consider putting bars on the windows, security lights on the outside and absulutely a good heavy door with a bolt action lock.  Maybe you think some of this is over kill, you just have to decide if it is necessary in your neighborhood.

With any structure that you build, it is better to use pressure treated wood.  It is a little more expensive, but it will last far longer than untreated wood. Also, when you are ready to paint your new outdoor garden shed, spend a little more money for a good quality primer and exterior latex enamel paint. The finish will last longer and be easier to keep clean.  Afterall, you want your investment to last a long time.

An outdoor garden shed is a great investment. But if you are going to build it yourself, then get a good set of Outdoor Garden Shed Plans. They will more than pay for themselves by saving you time, money and frustration.

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I am the wife of a “Handy Man” and sometimes even his helper. We have saved so much money over the years because he was able to “fix it or build it” himself.

Being a handy man doesn’t come naturally for everyone, but you can still tackle some of these projects if you have a good set of plans and detailed instructions.

PLEASE NOTE: Many of the posts on this website are automatically developed from youtube videos and articles and are not sold on this website and are for informational purposes only. We sell the 10 playhouse special that can be purchased at the following source.

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Potting Shed Plans – Need More Space for Your Gardening Tools

I love flowers and plants, but my husband is the one with the green thumb in our home. He can spend as much time at a plant nursery as he can at a lumber yard. He is continually coming home with more gardening tools, which I am not quite sure what he does with some of them.  He came home recently with a very small narrow rake that had a telescoping handle, I had no idea what it was for, I thought it was a kids rake. He was very patient with me and showed me how he can now get between all the plants in the garden and rake the leaves, where he couldn’t with the big rake.  Makes sense I guess.  The problem is, where to put all this stuff.

He had a birthday coming up and I thought about buying him a pre-built garden shed, til I saw how expensive they were.  Not that he isn’t worth it, but I figured we could build one for a lot less.  I got online and found a big selection of potting shed plans, who knew there would be so many.  Well I knew that if I was going to get him to build one of these, he would need to choose the one he liked out of all the potting shed plans. And he did. He chose a shed plan that was large enough to have storage space and a working area for those bad weather days.

Having purchased a good set of professionally designed potting shed plans, he has all the information he needs. Such as a complete list of materials, cut sheets, detailed drawings and step by step instructions.  With the list of materials he can now determine how much the shed is going to cost and with the cut sheets showing him exactly how long to cut each piece of wood and what angle to cut them, will save him time.

A few other things he learned from his research on building a shed is that you need to check with your local city to see if you are required to have a building permit.  By having a good set of plans, your shed should meet most local building codes without a problem.  Also, depending on the size shed you are building, you have to consider the type of foundation needed.  It is very important that your foundation is level, whether you go with a cinder block support(for small sheds),  or a permanent concrete foundation (for larger sheds).  If you happen to be a member of a homeowners association, you will have to submit the plans to the association for approval, this ensures that your structure meets with the associations guidelines.

Lastly, I would recommend using a good quality primer and paint for the finish.  A good quality paint will last longer and will be easier to keep clean.  After all your hard work, you want to protect your investment so that you can use it for years to come.

Find your perfect set of Potting Shed Plans Here!

For 12,000 DIY Woodworking Plans, click here:  http://www.build-it-yourself.info

I am the wife of a “Handy Man” and sometimes even his helper. We have saved so much money over the years because he was able to “fix it or build it” himself.

Being a handy man doesn’t come naturally for everyone, but you can still tackle some of these projects if you have a good set of plans and detailed instructions.

PLEASE NOTE: Many of the posts on this website are automatically developed from youtube videos and articles and are not sold on this website and are for informational purposes only. We sell the 10 playhouse special that can be purchased at the following source.

Click Here To Order the 10 Complete Playhouse Plans for reg $29.99 Limited Sale $9.99 with free 64 page e-book

Please read this post completely before ordering the 10 playhouse special.
10 Complete Playhouse Plans for reg $29.99 Limited Sale $9.99 with free 64 page e-book
$9.99
Here is a link for a discount and a free plan http://www.freeplayhouseplansandblueprints.com/download-free-playhouse-plans
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