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How to Build A Shed By Yourself (12 x 16)

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To make this project work, and by that I mean make it serve its purpose and also make your shed look complimentary to your existing home and other structures, there are some essential factors that you need to keep in mind. First things first, if you want your lean to shed to look good and make it seem as it has been with the original plans of your home, you should design your shed to have a finish that is the same as your home. So if your firewood gets wet or becomes filled with moisture, all your money and your efforts will just go down the drain. A wet firewood will not burn properly as we all know, and if you live in an area where rain and snowfall is frequent, it can be virtually impossible to keep your wood dry. Building a firewood shed is the key to this predicament and you can be sure of having dry firewood every time you need it. Pre-fabricated kits can make the job easier, but it can much more costly. There are many books and websites which can help you do your plans, there are even ready made plans which you can just customize to achieve the desired size. Also, doing the frames can be consulted with carpentry books; here you can learn the different styles to ensure that you will be able to create a sturdy frame, in some localities, it is necessary to obtain a permit first before building a shed, consult your local government first. Also, if you are able to divert potential water flow away from the footing and try to elevate the area where you plan to build your shed to ensure that water won t settle around or beneath it. By doing so, you are not only preventing moisture but also you are making sure that the ground will always stay leveled avoiding your shed from tilting to one side. All it takes is a split second for your child to rush in and play with your tools. Have a talk with your child; explain to them the dangers that may happen if they play with your tools and equipment. Remind them that these are not toys and to never play with them. It is imperative that you follow these guidelines. The flooring of your shed willrest above this skids. Pressure treated timber or lumber is advisable to be used for skids as they will be bearing the weight of the shed and its contents so that you will be able to move or transfer your shed to a new location putting angle ends is necessary, plus they ake good decorations as well. 

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