Wooden Garden ShedsBy: Carports, Tents and Sheds Staff Writers
When it comes to sheds, nothing is more attractive or durable than wooden garden sheds. A wooden garden shed provides the functionality and storage space you need in an attractive structure that can enhance the look of your home and garden. Wood is the number one choice for residential outdoor structures because it not only holds up well to the weather and outdoor elements, but it is an aesthetically pleasing addition to a home that looks more residential than commercial, like metal and aluminum structures sometimes do.
Building wooden garden sheds is something that do-it-yourselfers can tackle with a bit of carpentry know-how and some time. It is not that difficult to build a wood shed, unless you are looking to add a lot of decorative features to the basic structure. The most important thing you need to pay attention to when building a wooden garden shed is making sure that all of your supports are level and square. Other than that, the basic structure is just a set of four wood framed walls that are attached to each other on the corners, with a roof overhead.
The hardest part of building and assembling wooden garden sheds is the doors and the roof. The four walls, although the largest part of the structure, are the easiest to build. Installing the wooden shed doors can get rather tricky, and depending on what type of roof you choose to go with, that can take some skill as well. Even if you build the shed from scratch yourself, you may be best off buying a wooden shed door kit that comes with everything you need to correctly and easily install the doors and frame.
For those that don’t want to build a shed from scratch, the best way to do it is to order wooden garden shed kits. When you order a kit, you know just what the finished shed will look like, and you get all of the materials, already pre-measured and pre-cut, to build the shed. All you have to do is handle the assembly and installation. Wooden shed kits give you the best of both options between building and buying a shed – the kits are cheaper than buying a fully assembled shed since you do all of the labor to assemble the structure, but they are a lot less work, because all of the planning, purchasing of materials, measuring, and cutting are already done for you. All you need to do is to follow the step-by-step instructions included with the kit and you will have a completed wooden garden shed in almost no time.
Wooden garden sheds are not only attractive, but durable as well. They do require a bit of upkeep to keep the wood looking its best, but as long as you periodically seal the wood and make sure that the wood is not subject to insect infestation or excessive water, you should get years and years of use out of a wooden garden shed. Since they are so strong and heavy, they are a great option in locations that receive harsh weather conditions, especially high winds, since they can’t easily be blown over. They are also a great option if you have kids that love to throw a ball or Frisbee around nearby, since unlike metal sheds, they cannot be dented easily.
Size is not an issue at all when it comes to wooden sheds. Large wooden garden sheds and small wooden garden sheds are equally as durable and easy to assemble, since wood framed construction can handle loads both large and small. They are also very rugged and are able to withstand constant use and storage of large or heavy objects, such as lawnmowers, snowblowers, garden furniture, and more.
Although building wooden garden sheds is a task that can be tackled by most homeowners with some basic skills and a good deal of patience, building a shed is not for everyone and shouldn’t be tackled if you don’t think you can handle the project, since it is still a rather large building project and needs to be done correctly in order to be safe and secure. For those that would rather buy than build, you can find wooden garden sheds for sale at home improvement stores, garden centers, and more. There are some companies that do nothing but sell wooden outdoor structures – such as sheds, carports, storage boxes, swingsets and more, and they are usually great at offering high quality and attractive wooden portable structures for sale. Most of these companies will even deliver and install the shed for you. You can also find wooden garden sheds online that can be shipped or delivered to you.
There are many options to choose from when deciding on wooden garden sheds, since the sheds can be made to look like mini houses. Wooden sheds can have windows with or without shutters and windowboxes, gabled roofs, porches, and more. In fact, some wooden garden sheds are turned into playhouses for small children, since they look like a miniature house and are sturdy enough to provide a safe place for children to play. Because there are so many options to choose from, wooden garden shed prices can vary considerably, beginning at a few hundred dollars and going up as high as a few thousand dollars. Wooden garden shed kits, however, will be less expensive since there is no labor included.
So, if you are looking for storage space for your home that is durable, functional and attractive, then wooden garden sheds may be just what you are looking for. Whether you initially decide to build or buy a wooden garden shed, you can be sure that it is an investment that will last for many years to come.