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Building storage sheds or garden sheds takes some important preplanning. Check your local building codes to see if a building permit is required for your shed. Outdoor storage sheds can be built on a wood frame or concrete foundation. Wood sheds are easy to build and very affordable. Should your shed plans call for a mini-garage door? Great for that riding lawn mower.

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There are several garden shed floor options. When building your storage shed, you can pour a concrete slab or install a treated wood floor system that will not rot and will give you peace of mind for decades.

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Tar paper has been time-tested as a weather barrier. Normally used on roofs, tar paper makes a great barrier for the exterior walls of your housing, building or shed. Tar paper keeps the wood beneath it dry.

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How To Get the Best Contractor Tim Carter shares some tips about nailing down a shed floor. It's important to keep the spacing of the nails about 8 inches on center. Carter prefers red chalk because it's more visible. For more DIY Shed building tips and information and to purchase the actual plans for the […]

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Tim Carter shows of the finished shed floor plywood layout. Each row is staggered 4 feet from the row before. This adds to the overall strength of the floor system. Be sure to provide the spacing between sheets of plywood for expansion and contraction if you're worried about it. In Carter's case, he use treated […]

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Tim Carter shows a very critical detail on the DIY shed floor so you don't end up with a leaky shed floor. It's important to cut away part of the floor joists where the overhead garage door will be so driving rain does not leak under the door into the shed. For more DIY Shed […]

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Tim Carter discusses what you need to think about before you install flat 2 x 4 blocking in between floor joists when using plywood that's NOT tongue and groove. For more DIY Shed building tips and information and to purchase the actual plans for the shed in this video, click the following links: SHED PLANNING: […]

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