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DIY | How To Build A Shed (Part 5)

While most of us already know that a storage shed is a necessary addition to our property, many of us have dillydallied because of the fear that we may not be able to do it right, plus we don t really have the extra cash to have someone do it for us. While some do have the skills to create their own shed, many of them have the tendency to forget to ensure that their shed is secure and durable. To avoid these accidents from happening, there are some ways that you can do to make your storage shed safer to a child and keep away whatever potential hazard that may occur. Organize your tools and keep them securely in their place. Don t leave your tools lying around. Unplug your power tools or remove their batteries. If you do decide to build it yourself, then kudos to you, building a garden shed is one of the simplest task in rudimentary carpentry. If you have a great command using tools and have a free weekend or two to work on some measuring, hammering, cutting, drilling and sawing, then all you need are the proper materials, tools, building plans, and you can soon have your very own shed in your own garden made by your own two hands. Instead of having to build a whole new structure with four walls, you will already use one side of the wall of your present structure as the fourth side and just have to build three walls to complete your shed. This will cost less and save you some time when constructing it. To make this project work, and by that I mean make it serve its purpose and also make your shed look complimentary to your existing home and other structures, there are some essential factors that you need to keep in mind. Like any building project, it is important that you are able to make correct measurements. Failure to do so would mean a rickety structure that would surely fall down with the slightest gust of wind. To help you in this endeavor, you will need the services of tools like a tape measure, a pair of levels, chalk lines and a framing square. There are many different types of foundation that one can choose from. Depending on the size of your shed and what you plan to store inside, you can choose from either a concrete foundation or just the plain earth. The latter is not really recommendable especially if it contains a lot of moisture. It is also very difficult to level and create framing for your partitions. 

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