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Ideas to Build your own Shed with Free Downloadable Plans

By Edited Sep 3, 2015 1 2

Can you build your own garden-shed? Yes, I believe anyone can with good informative and free building plans. You will also need a basic knowledge of using most building tools. And of course, need to read the downloadable plans. There are many different types and sizes of garden-sheds, so I would not expect a novice to be able to build a large complicated garden-shed first up.

If you are on a budget and trying to cut down on the expense of purchasing a garden-shed and then have to pay someone to install it. Then you would definitely save a lot of money by building the garden-shed yourself. Labor and traveling costs would add even more to the total cost of purchasing a garden-shed.

Free downloadable plans

To obtain these plans, just type free downloadable plans into your normal search engine and check out the responses. You can look at each one and see the different styles available. Then pick which DIY build your own garden-shed you would like to start building. Try different search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN, AOL, Bing, Ask.com, Dog pile to name a few. Different ones often give you a variety of other choices of plans to try.

For the less experienced handyman or woman you may want to start with something simpler as your first challenge to build.

Therefore while searching you can change your mind and download free plans for a simple to build Gazebo, a kid's cubby, tree house or small garden garden-shed to give you some experience before tackling the bigger garden-shed or garage.

Build a wood or steel frame garden-shed

If you work better with steel then building a steel frame garden-shed may be the better choice for you. On the other hand if you are the handyman woodworking type of person, then downloading plans to build a wood framed garden-shed may suit you more. Make sure to download the plans for the type of building you would prefer as there will be a vast difference in the structure and the required materials.

Storage building kits

If you need a garden-shed in a hurry then a pre-made garden-shed kit could be the best way for you to go. Especially if you can scrounge up a few of the mates, that can come and give you a hand to put it together. These are made to order and give full directions on how to put it together. Make sure you lay down the ground rules to your mates before you start.

Those rules need to be: Put the shed up, then when it is finished you will put on the BBQ and the lager refreshments as an incentive to get the job done real quick. Do not back down on your rules, or the shed will never be finished. Or once they start drinking you could end up with lots of spare parts and the doors not hung right or similar problems.

Once you have built the shed you will then have to decide how to build the shelving for the shed. These can also be built in steel or wood or a combination of both.

Some of the places to try for plans are:

  • Buildeazy.com
  • Mybackyardplans.com
  • Woodworkersworkshop.com
  • Just sheds.com

I hope this article will help you to make the right decision and give yourself more Ideas to build your shed with free downloadable plans as everyman needs his own shed.




Oct 24, 2010 9:34am
Great article Eileen, this actually makes it look doable to build your own shed, or actually the garden shed sounds good to me:) Nice share and thumbs up!
Oct 24, 2010 10:00pm
Thanks vetochemicals, yes a garden shed would definitely be the best one for starting with. Would not recommend a big one first up.
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