Wood Shed Buildings are an extremely popular choice when it comes to constructing outdoor sheds, and for obvious reasons. Wood is not only durable, but is also a lightweight and versatile material to use. Wood is easy to work with and relatively inexpensive compared to other building materials such as metal, or bricks and mortar. Another reason why wood is a good choice of material is that you can use your imagination to accomplish a wide variety of styles and textures. This makes it the perfect construction material for virtually any shed design to suit your storage requirements.
One very important factor to consider when planning your wood shed building project is not so much the design but rather the size. When planning your shed size, be sure that it meets all your future storage requirements. There is nothing more disappointing than going to all the effort and expense of building a storage shed only to find that it is too small. This is a mistake often made by novice DIY enthusiasts.
When buying prefabricated wood shed buildings or a ready made shed, make doubly sure that you order your shed in the correct size to accommodate all your storage needs. Looking at sizes on a printed plan, it’s hard to judge actual sizes. To get a better feel of the size of the intended shed, pace the size out in an existing room in your house and try to figure out whether it is large enough to meet your storage requirements. Another way is to stack the actual items you intend storing on the garage floor or on the lawn outside, and then measure what kind of storage floor space you are going to need to accommodate everything. You don’t want to end up building or buying a wood shed that is not big enough for your storage needs.
When constructing wood shed buildings it is essential to choose your materials well. This is a crucial step in the building process as selecting treated lumber for the construction of your shed floor will ensure that it will last for many years to come. Choose the wrong materials and your shed floor will rot or be invaded by wood destroying insects within months.
Always choose treated lumber for the floor, especially where it meets the soil. It is best to raise the wood floor off the ground with treated wood posts for support. This will ensure that your wood shed’s floor will be durable and protected against rot and insects. Also be sure to build your wood floor using treated plywood. In the long run, this will avoid wood rot caused by wet garden equipment such as mowers.