Building a Shed

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Building a Shed

A couple of years ago I built a shed of my own design in my back garden. This is the story of how I did it. My main problem was that I tried to do it in England in February and it rained for most of the time! All of the materials were bought from my local Wickes and it cost around £400. This may seem a bit expensive, but when you compare it to the shed kits which you can buy, the wood is about 3 times as thick! Also, it was build to my exact specification – with security in mind; no windows, concealed hinges and a mortice lock.

The wood used for the frame is a mixture of 4×2, 3×2 and 2×2. You can hopefully see from the pictures what goes where. The roof is OSB which I suggest you have cut to size to make it easier and get straight edges. The walls are shiplap.

Please don’t ask me for plans or a list of materials as I kind of made it up as I went along. Best thing to do is look at the pictures and take inspiration for your own design. Good luck!

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