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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
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Building a garden shed

Hi all, I need to build a shed for my veggie garden I am going to start soon. My husband would like to DIY and we were searching for some online tips. I came to see this blog which described the things to take care before building a garden shed. [ ]. As we are completely new to this field, we would like to get tips on selection of wood and the materials to be used for flooring. My neighbor told that he used plywood and it started rotting within no time due to moisture. Could you please suggest some good materials? What are the other precautions to be taken?
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myself I would start with 4x4 or 6x6 treated ground contact posts laid down , how many ? , that depends on how big a shed you want ,,, for the floor, treated plywood or cedar planks but cedar is expensive ,walls studs , probably treated also , outside walls , probably t 111 should last a long time. Truss's can be just standard 2x4,, roofing , either a tin roof which would outlast the shed or just shingles,,,,putting everything together I would use deck screws sometimes it's easier to go to the home improvement store and just buy one they would deliver it , maybe free, all you would have to do is level out the area you want the shed on,, myself I've been debating whether to build one or just buy one...a 10 x 14 would cost me $1400 with free delivery could build one for under 1400 but i'm about to retire and after 40 + years in the home remodeling game that's the last thing I want to do lol.. after all that it is pretty hard for me to detail how to do it on here but it might give you a start
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I love to plant and watch my own plants grow. Last month on suggestion of my brother, I had renovated my garden area by decorating it with beautiful structures that had given my garden area a museum look, I had measured my garden, yard and collected some perfect materials for a garden storage shed and designed a beautiful barn-style sheds, I had situated a water fountain at the center, installed beautiful coloured stone pavement by driveway paving Long Island team, and I had also picked up some proper trees, bushes, and fences in order form an amazing structure in my backyard.
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Great suggestions!
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