Building my own garden shed from plans downloaded from the internet gave me the inspiration to write this article. This report will help you make the right choices when buying your plans.
My experience was not to build a garden, or storage shed that did not include building instructions with the plans. If you are going to build your own shed, you’ll need plans that show you complete information about how to start the building process, including providing carpentry advice and materials lists.
Don’t be tempted to download free plans as they are of limited design, and may not include enough detailed instructions. Starting to build a shed using free shed plans can be a problem if you have no experience of basic carpentry.
Believe it or not, there are some excellent low-cost plans available on the internet so that you don’t have to download free plans. The best deal is to ignore single plan options and look for plan packages that have many plans in the one download.
Therefore, when you look for garden or storage plans to download from the internet, there are four main factors to consider:
1. To get the best deal compare prices of plans to check out what they are offering. The minimum information you must have is a selection of plans to choose from with building instructions.
2. Buy plans from a supplier with building experience that does not sell other products not related to building and carpentry. Should you have a building problem you know you will be able to get advice from a person that has woodworking and building experience to help you.
3. In the sales pages of downloadable plans you will find many articles and illustrations that show different shed styles. This gives you an opportunity to develop your ideas of the shed you would like to build.
4. Make sure you know what sort of foundations you might need. A sloping site will require different foundations to a flat site. The instructions you get with your plans should include different types of foundation options.
To summarize, take account of the factors mentioned above to build your ideal shed. As some plan suppliers offer hundreds of shed, and woodworking plans in the one download, you can be sure to select the right plan. Chances are you’ve already looked at a number of sheds in the backyards of neighbors, or even in building supplies stores. Having gathered all this information, you’ll then have a pretty clear idea of the shed you want to build.
Limit your search to shed plans that include carpentry instructions. If you are new to doing woodworking you should have no trouble following the step by step the procedures outlined in the plans, and build a professional-looking shed.