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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Tim Carter shows how to layout the first piece of plywood for a DIY shed floor. It's vital that you have the floor joists square and that you chalk a crisp line that's the width of the plywood. The first piece of plywood must be put along the chalk line with the corner of the […]
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 […]
Tim Carter demonstrates how to slide closed-cell foam insulation in between floor joists. You want it snug, but not too snug. If you cut it too tight, it will cause the floor joists to get out of alignment. A table saw is an excellent tool to cut the foam to the perfect width. Small bits […]
Tim Carter demonstrates how to install foam insulation in floor joists for a DIY shed. To prevent the foam from falling out, Carter cut custom support blocks using scrap pieces of treated plywood. He then built a simple jig that slides over the top of the floor joists to use to ensure the blocks are […]
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: […]