8 x12 Saltbox Shed Plans - Where To Go Online

Published: 26th January 2012
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In this write-up, I will share a little bit about how to get 8x10 shed plans, and how to build a DIY 8x10 outside shed for recreational or storage functions. You may want to design and build your own 8x10 shed to store the toys and tools you will not be using during the winter weather, you may simply use it to keep that additional clothes dryer in, or it may be your outdoor workshop. what ever your intended function may be, you need it to be solidly assembled, waterproof, and have decent value over time.

I have built many sheds, some smaller and some larger, and in this post, I want to outline the standard methods you need to go through to get your ideas in order so that your shed mission can be a success!

What Is Your Pain?

I had a college professor who would preach "No pain, no sale." The idea was that you couldn't sell a product or service or service until you knew what the customer's pain was. The same this goes with your shed; you need to know what you want and how you intend to use the shed. Are you Keeping a riding lawnmower in the shed? You will need a wider door than if you are simply Keeping bags of mulch and shovels in the shed. The first thing you need to do is assume about your intended use and the pain you are trying to solve. Don't go searching for the cheapest, lowest-grade material around if you are trying to build a shed that adds aesthetic appeal and curb value.

What Is Your Budget?

You can build an 8x10 shed on your own for $500 to $800, but you can also pour over $3000 into a structure of the same size. If you are working with a tight budget, you simply can't spend your income on decorative wooden shakes, the nicest door hardware, and fifty-year architectural shingles. You may possibly have to decide for uncomplicated vinyl siding, a standard doorknob, and twenty-five year 3-tab shingles. Know your budget, do your research, and figure out what you can spend per item.

What Is Your building Method?

Will you use adhere and frame building or are you making a post-frame structure? Post-frame construction requires digging holes, putting in treated lumber or steel posts, and developing your framework on that post structure. adhere and frame for a shed will probably involve using treated lumber posts as footers and laying them on the ground, then developing a wall consisting of studs, a bottom plate, and a top plate, and fastening that to the footer, then making the roof on top. Do your research and figure out how you intend to build. If you would like to use steel siding or roofing, post-frame building is probably your best bet. If you are on dry, level ground, adhere and frame assembly is a pretty good option. Learn the alternatives and make a decision.

These are just a couple questions you need to ask early on in the process of learning how to get 8 x 10 shed ideas together and how to accomplish your mission on your own. Continue digging around on-line to find more sources and get a solid game plan together before you dive right into the construction process.

Larry K. Pearson is a wood working expert and has been involved with building 8 x 10 shed plans for over 20 years. If you want to know more how to build DIY sheds professionally and under budget, you can visit his website and DOWNLOAD over 12,000 shed plans at http://www.modernshedplans.com and sign up for his "FREE" shed building mini-course.

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