Building a shed in your backyard can be a rewarding experience if you have plans that will help you build your shed in a timely and cost-effective manner. This is especially important if you are new to woodworking. There are many aspects of shed construction you will have to consider.
The first thing you have to consider is the type of shed you will be constructing. The type of shed you will be building on your property or someone else backyard will likely be based on the type of roof the shed will be using. There are several shed designs based on the roof being used.
Pent Roof Shed
This is a mono-roof structure meaning it is a single-piece roof that consists of a single pitch or slope. This type of shed can be free-standing or attached to the side of your garage or barn. The construction of this shed will least complicated to build.
Gable Roof Shed
This structure uses an A-frame roof and will be more complicated to build than the pent-roof style shed. The roof consists of two sides that are of the same pitch. This will often complement most homes using the same gable roof structure.
Clerestory Roof Shed
This type of shed has a row of windows in it. These rows of windows are often referred to as clerestory windows. This will be the most complicated of the three types of backyard sheds mentioned here. However, it is an excellent design if are thinking of using your storage shed as a workplace as the clerestory windows allow natural lighting to illuminate the interior of the structure.
Location and Type of Foundation
Once you have chosen the design of your shed you will need to consider its location and foundation. Location is important as will not to have move it once you have constructed its foundation.
There are several options to consider when choosing a foundation. It is important to remember the foundation provides a stable and level starting place to support the weight of your shed a whatever you will be storing in it.
Using wood rails and concrete blocks is probably the cheapest method for building a foundation for your backyard shed, You could pour a foundation made of concrete, but will be more expensive, and of course, it cannot move in the future. Another option is to lay down the shed floor on a bed of gravel. You need to ensure the floor is level.
Constructing your shed allows you to know exactly what you are getting into. This will be especially apparent if you are using proven backyard shed plans that you can refer to during the construction process.