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There are many shed building plans available on the internet. Cheap building plans are easily available on a lot of woodworking websites while some give away plans totally free. Many home improvement magazines and books also contain shed plans. You can also buy some blueprints at your local hobby shop. You can even create your own shed building blueprints if you are quite familiar with drafting or if you are an experienced woodworker. If you are still new to woodworking it is advisable to work with an easy shed design to prevent running into problems during the project. That shed design which looked so beautiful on paper may cost you much more than you planned if you make any mistakes in the measurements and end up wasting materials. Rather than trying to construct that amazing two storey shed which looked so beautiful in the magazine, it is better to make a simple design which is within your capacity.

Type of Wood Used For Construction your Shed

Some types of wood may be more costly in certain regions if they are not native to that area, so it may be a good idea to stick to locally available timber. In general it is better to use pressure treated lumber compared to using regular lumber. If you can afford a finer and more costly brand of wood then pick the grain of the lumber keeping in mind if you want to paint the shed or use a clear coat of varnish. If you will be using a transparent emulsion on your shed then you should definitely go for timber with a good grain. Pick the best kind of lumber available at the timber yard keeping in mind your budget and the durability of the type of lumber you are selecting. To keep costs low, you could choose to only use the best brand of wood for the crucial load bearing parts of the shed like the posts and beams. For building the interior sections like the floor panel or window frames you can use cheaper varieties of timber. Using this strategy you will be able to keep expenses low while still maintain the durability of the shed.

Tools and Materials

You will need various equipments and materials to assist you in your shed construction. The generally needed tools for shed construction will definitely be mentioned in the shed plans. Here are some of the usually used tools. Compound miter saw. You would need to make proper cuts at definite angles in the lumber during construction which can be performed easily using a power miter saw. This saw will also assist you cut into thick and hard pieces of lumber without splintering it. Many parts of the shed will need you to make joints at angles sometimes as low as 10-15 degrees, this saw will be very helpful in such cases.

It can get a bit tricky to pick the shed design because there are just so many options available. You should take your own time to finish the construction based on your skill level and dont try to hurry the project. Putting the extra effort and paying attention to details will serve you well in the long time because your shed will need lesser maintenance if you construct it proper the first time. Plan out how you are going to construct each part of your shed and when in doubt refer to the shed plans. Your shed starts taking shape from the moment you discover the shed building blueprints and only finish once you have finished putting the final touches. Make sure you spend ample time and give enough thought on finding the proper shed blueprints and acquiring the best timber. Go enjoy yourself and build that shed like a pro. And please dont forget to take all the safety precautions.