Wooden Sheds – Types and UsesBy: Carports, Tents and Sheds Staff Writers
Wooden sheds have many exterior uses and have one big benefit over vinyl or metal sheds – they’re made of wood! There is nothing like the beauty and durability of wood and wooden sheds provide the utmost in functionality combined with that beauty and durability.
A wooden shed can provide added storage in a home’s backyard but it can also add to the décor of the backyard at the same time. Unlike a more commercial looking shed that is made of metal, steel or vinyl, wooden sheds blend into the exterior décor and can be an attractive addition to any yard or garden. You can easily find some landscape design ideas that will incorporate the shed into the design and will result in an attractive display, while still providing space for ample storage. Wooden sheds can be stained or painted in any color and can even have flowerboxes or exterior shutters attached to them to add to the beauty of the structure.
One of the main uses of a wooden shed is as a garden shed. Wooden garden sheds are structures that are sturdy and can withstand extreme weather elements. A wooden garden shed is the perfect addition to a backyard for anyone who loves to garden. Since the shed provides ample storage space, there is plenty of room to store tools, equipment or products that are needed to keep your garden looking beautiful. Items such as rakes, shovels and even a rototiller can be stored out of sight in a shed. Depending on the size of the wooden garden shed you select, you can even use the shed as a place to pot plants or to begin growing plants and vegetables from seedlings. And in addition to all of the beautiful flowers around your garden, wooden garden sheds can also add visual interest to your garden.
Wooden storage sheds are also a great way to store bulky and unsightly materials or equipment in a structure that is both attractive and sturdy. If you have lawnmowers, tractors, rakes, shovels, snowblowers, or other items that require storage and you don’t have room in your garage, then a wooden storage shed is a great solution. It is also a good place to store tools that may be dangerous if left in the garage within reach of children, such as a chain saw or chain saw sharpener. Since manufacturers make wooden sheds in a variety of sizes, you can pick just the size that’s right to fit your yard and your “stuff”, while still maintaining an attractive look because the shed is constructed of wood. If all you need is just a little bit of space, you can even select a wooden tool shed, which offers the same functionality as wooden storage sheds, but in a smaller size.
When you order a wooden shed, there are usually two options you can choose from. You can order a shed that is already assembled and that is delivered right to your yard all ready to go. When choosing this option, you will need to find a local dealer that offers wooden sheds in your area. Another option is to order wooden shed kits and then assemble the shed yourself. With this option, you can order your wooden shed kit directly online and the kit can be shipped to you and you will then construct the shed yourself. While this option will save you money, it will take some time, but you can feel good in the end knowing that you constructed your own wooden shed. If you’re really handy and want to start from scratch, you can even find wooden shed plans online and can then purchase the materials individually and follow the plans to construct a completed shed, although this takes some know-how and a lot more time than even assembling a wooden shed from a kit.
No matter what your storage needs may be, wooden sheds are a sturdy, economical and attractive solution to meet those storage needs. Wooden sheds come in a variety of sizes, styles and price points. They come unfinished or prefinished, assembled or unassembled, and in a variety of wood types. Some sheds are so attractive that they can even be used as English garden buildings. So, when it is time to select a shed for your backyard, wooden sheds are a solution that will provide a lot more than just simply added storage!