Building a shed

A wooden shed offers several advantages for any garden. Of course, you can build your own shed to keep wood dry. But a large log shed can even serve as a carport or terrace cover. Are you curious how easy it is to build a shed? Then read on for indispensable tips and a handy step-by-step plan!

TIPS FOR BUILDING A WOODEN BUILDING SHED

There are a number of questions that need to be answered before building a log shed. Perhaps the most important question is: what exactly will the rain shelter be used for? As mentioned, such a construction can be used in numerous ways. The type of use has a great influence on the size, choice of material and location of the shed.

At Hardwood Discount, we recommend building a multifunctional woodshed. So of course you can keep wood and other objects dry under the structure. But the shed can also serve perfectly as a roof on sunny and rainy days, so you can always enjoy your backyard.

HARDWOOD OR DOUGLAS SHEDS?

In advance it is also wise to consider the choice of wood. Douglas fir and tropical hardwoods are particularly popular for building a shed. Douglas fir is a European softwood and is relatively easy to work with. Douglas is a European softwood and is relatively easy to work with.

However, in terms of quality and durability it does not come close to hardwood. IPE hardwood, for example, will last for at least 25 years outdoors. This is in contrast to Douglas fir, which lasts for about 10 to 15 years. Does the Douglaswood touch the ground? Then the lifespan is greatly reduced. It is therefore strongly recommended to choose hardwood when ordering and building a shed.

STEP BY STEP PLAN: BUILDING A STORAGE SHED

Through the Calculator from Hardwood Discount, you can easily design a shed perfectly tailored to your needs. You can even choose to receive a construction kit, where all wooden parts are numbered. Then you can simply follow the next steps to assemble the shed.

STEP 1: MEASURING THE SURFACE

Start by measuring the ground surface where the woodshed will stand. With the help of string and stakes, you can indicate where all elements should be placed.

STEP 2: DIGGING HOLES FOR CONCRETE POSTS

Then start digging the holes for the concrete posts and poles. The holes must be level in relation to each other. Make sure the concrete posts stick out about 15 centimetres above the ground for a robust appearance.

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Did you not order any concrete feet? Then dig holes at least 60 centimetres deep for sufficient strength.

STEP 3: PLACING THE UPRIGHTS

First place the corner post of the shed. When this is fixed, you can place the other uprights.

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STEP 4: ATTACH BEAMS

Next, place the braces and crossbars to connect the uprights. With our handy construction kit, you can fasten all these elements together with a pin-and-hole connection. First punch the wooden pegs halfway into the holes, so you know that all elements fit together properly.

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Is the construction level? Then drive the pins all the way through.

STEP 5: MOUNTING THE ROOF FITTINGS

Next, you can place the planks over the shed, so that the construction is covered. You mount the boards on the roof with the (optional) supplied screws.

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STEP 6: INSTALL EPDM FOIL

Do you want to make the roof waterproof? Then choose EPDM foil (optional). You can easily stick this foil onto the roof with the supplied sealant. Cut away excess foil with a Stanley knife.

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STEP 7: INSTALL WALLS (OPTIONAL)

Are you opting for a shed with walls? Then build these (horizontally) from the bottom up. Screw these walls to the foundation piles.

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CAP BARN: QUICK AND EASY CONSTRUCTION

Want to start building the perfect shed yourself? First, put together the shed using Hardwood Discount's Calculator. The size, type of wood, type of roof and the shape is filled in within minutes. Of course, you can immediately order optional elements such as screws or EDPM foil. All wooden elements are delivered numbered within a few working days, so you can easily build the shed yourself.

Do you need more information? Please contact us at info@hardwooddiscount.co.uk

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