Wood sheds make great outdoor storage buildings. Wood sheds can be built in a variety of styles and sized to match your requirements. Wood sheds are perhaps the easiest and most economical outdoor shed you can build. Wood storage sheds are also popular because you can use different styles of wood siding and textures to create a wide variety of looks. It is not hard to make a shed from wood look Colonial, Rustic, Contemporary, Victorian, etc.

Visit any home center and you will often see in the parking lot a line of ready-built wood storage sheds. Most of these are kits that are delivered to your home on a trailer. You can assemble them or have a contractor do it for you. In my experience, these ready-built sheds are at the low end of the quality scale. If you are looking to build a shed in your yard that you want to last, you may want to avoid these products.

We build our storage sheds with quality products. 30 year architectural roof shingles, #2 2 " x 4" wall studs and rafters 16" on center over 1/2" plywood, 3/4" plywood floor, 16" on center floor joists, and pressure-treated . The exterior siding is wood or vinyl. Doors are solid wood or steel, Windows can be opening or fixed. We can build on cement blocks or cement piers.

It is easy to get the size right the first time. All you have to do is drag all of the things you want to put in the shed out onto your lawn where the shed will be. Arrange the things in such a way that you can get to each item without having to move anything else. Try to organize the things in a square or rectangle. Measure this outer boundary around all of the possessions and you have the outer walls of your new shed! My guess is you will discover that you need one about 10 feet wide by 14 or 16 feet long.

Let us design a style to complement your home and landscape.


Stefano Construction & Home Inspection Wethersfield, CT 06109 (860) 463-3829

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