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How to Build a Shed in 7 Easy Steps

Think you can't build a shed? Think again! Joseph Truini will guide you through all steps required to build a shed.

1

Shed location

Choosing the right site for your shed is the key to success. We'll talk you through finding a smart spot with good drainage and easy access.

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2

Shed foundation

A sturdy foundation keeps your shed level and protects it from groundwater and insect damage. We explain concrete footers, sill plates, and more.

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3

Shed floor

Next, it's time to add joists and a subfloor to support the shed and provide a solid surface for your storage area.

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4

Shed framing

Your shed really starts to take shape when you frame and raise the walls. During this step, you'll also create openings for the doors and windows.

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5

Shed roof framing

A solid roof helps shed away water and keeps the interior of your shed nice and dry. Angles rafters support the sheathing materials and tie to the framed walls.

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6

Shed siding

With the skeleton of your shed in place, it's time to cover walls with sheathing and add an attractive siding of your choice to make it weather-tight.

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7

Shed interior and exterior

Adding doors, windows, and other exterior touches is the fun part. Customize it further with interior elements such as shelve, tool racks, etc.

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Featured Free Shed Plans

Start your DIY journey with our free shed plans. Explore these popular plans to budget for materials and learn about the tools and steps required to build a durable wooden shed from scratch. Download your free directions to get started.

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