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Jul 24 2012

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Building a Backyard Shed: Getting Started – The Garage Plan Shop

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Shed Plan 047S-0010At some point in time, most home owners decide they need or want a backyard storage shed of some sort. Sheds often prove to be a valuable addition to most homes and properties. They are useful for storing lawn and garden tools and equipment, they work well for workspace for hobbies and even provide storage when space inside the home is limited. Many home owners opt to build their own backyard storage shed using shed plans. However, the ultimate outcome will depend on his or her DIY and carpentry skills and how complex or difficult the shed plan is to build. There are several steps you can take to get started building your shed and ensure a successful outcome.

 

First, determine the purpose of your future storage shed. Do you plan to store tools, lawn and garden supplies, outdoor furniture during the winter months, the family bikes and outdoor games/toys? How will the shed be used?

 

Next, contact your local building department to find out if you need to obtain building permits to build your shed. If so, find out what is required to obtain the permits and if there are any regulations such as size or height. Some cities/municipalities have very strict zoning regulations that will establish what size shed you can build, where it can be positioned on the property, etc. Note: There have been occasions when homeowners have built a backyard shed and have been fined or forced to take the building down for not obtaining permits or following local building laws and regulations.

 

After your building department has established the regulations for size, location, etc., for your new shed, you can begin considering the best size shed to accommodate your needs and the best location on your property to build the shed plan that are within the established guidelines. Choose a shed plan that will accommodate your needs, satisfy building regulations and fit on your lot in the determined space.

 

Next, clear your lot if necessary. Typically shrubs and trees are cleared away and the lot is leveled. Check with utility companies before you begin digging to make sure your building site will not interfere with utilities such as water and electrical lines. Furthermore, you do not want to risk the chance of digging them up or damaging them. If necessary, ask the utility companies to come out to your property and mark the location of utility lines. If you plan to run utilities to your shed such as electrical lines for your power tools, consult with your electrician or other utility professional. 

Once the above steps have been taken, you can begin building your new backyard shed plan

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May 09 2012

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Featured Barn-Style Storage Shed Plan – The Garage Plan Shop

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Shed Plan 047S-0005Are you thinking about adding a lawn and garden shed or a storage shed to your backyard this spring? If so, this shed plan has plenty to offer. The design features a gambrel roof giving it the looks or a miniature barn. Double doors allow easy storage of large or bulky items such as the riding lawn mower, the family bikes or plywood and lumber for craft projects. The side entry door adds convenience. Whether you need to store lawn and garden items like the leaf blower, rakes and potting soil or you are looking for a place to organize outdoor toys and sporting equipment for the kids, this backyard storage shed plan will help keep your yard tidy. Woodworkers, mechanics and tinkerers may find this shed plan handy for safe, dry storage of tools, auto parts and crafting supplies. This plan is available in five different sizes ensuring you’ll find just the right one to satisfy your needs and fit neatly into the corner of your backyard. Choose from the following sizes: 8′x12′, 10′x12′, 10′x14′, 10′x16′ and 12′x16′.

 

For more designs like this one, check out our entire shed plan collection.

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Mar 11 2011

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Shed Plans and Backyard Storage Sheds - The Garage Plan Shop

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Shed Plan 028S-0002In today’s world, many home owners find they are always in need of extra space. Simply stated, home owners have more things than they know what to do with and can’t seem to find a place to store everything. Just the thought of trying to store everything can seem exhausting in some cases. If this sounds familiar, take some time to browse storage shed plans like those found at The Garage Plan Shop. They are a wonderful, outdoor storage solution.

 

Shed plans can be used to store nearly everything from bikes and backyard toys to hunting gear, lawn and garden equipment and even a mechanic’s tools. If it doesn’t belong in your home and there isn’t enough room in the garage, consider storing all those extra things in a backyard storage shed.

 

Building a backyard storage shed is no easy task, especially if you don’t have all the knowledge and skills required for the project. However, those who are skilled builders and those who can enlist the help of someone with the right knowledge and skills will be rewarded for their efforts. They will have a sense of accomplishment and have peace of mind knowing their storage shed is a durable structure that is sure to last a long time as opposed to prefabricated models that may have been damaged when shipped to the lawn and garden or home improvement store.

 

Building with shed plans from The Garage Plan Shop will produce a wonderful backyard storage shed that will satisfy all of your backyard storage needs. Everything from the lawn mower and leaf blower to the kids’ soccer balls will have a place of their own. No more cluttered garage. No more wasting time looking for tools and equipment. With a backyard storage shed plan, everything will be easy to find when stored in your newly built shed.

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Oct 20 2010

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The Garage Plan Shop - Classic Storage Shed Plan with Handy Workbench

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050S-0009 Shed PlanAttention gardeners, families, and handymen! Take a look at this versatile storage shed plan. The ideal addition to any backyard, this shed design accommodates a broad range of needs. Gardeners can use this space to to store lawn and garden tools, supplies and equipment. The workbench is just right for potting plants. Families might find this floor plan especially handy for backyard storage. With the double door entry, it is easy to store bikes, outdoor toys, sporting equipment and the lawn mower. Better yet, this storage shed plan provides extra space freeing up the garage and ensuring you’ll have plenty of room to park the family cars. If the handyman in your life needs a place to store tools and a workbench for tinkering and working on small home repair projects, this storage shed can’t be beat! Delivering 224 square feet of usable storage space, this design will add value and functionality to any backyard. Furthermore, with its simple design and classic gambrel roof, it is easy to imagine this handy shed plan neatly tucked into the corner of your backyard!

 

Please browse our entire collection of shed plans at The Garage Plan Shop. Shed plans are the ideal storage solution for those in need of something smaller than a garage.

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