Want to know how to build a DIY shed? Whether you need a shed for your tools or just extra storage for the homestead, I’m sure you’ll find this easy and practical!
If you’re planning on building a shed on a budget, then this DIY project is for you!
An Easy-to-Build DIY Shed Perfect for Your Homestead
Pointers to Keep in Mind Before Building a Shed:
- Determine your needs.
- Check if you need to ask for a permit.
- Look what shed is available in store.
- Create a plan which will benefit you in the future.
- Plan what shed you want.
- Determine what type of shed you will build (wood or metal).
What You'll Need to Build a Cost-Effective Shed:
- Air compressor
- Air hose
- Nail gun
- Tape measure
- Circular saw
- Caulk gun
- Chalk line
- Drill bit set
- Hearing protection
- Pocket hole jig
- Speed square
- Tin snips
Step 1: Build the Foundation
Make sure to check that the foundation of your shed is a perfect square. Install wood rails where the storage shed floor can rest on.
Thus keeping your wood floor from touching the dirt and moisture, prolonging the lifespan of your shed. Ensure that your own shed foundation is durable and sturdy.
Step 2: Assemble the Floor Frame
Grab your boards and start measuring. Once you’re done, you can now cut the pieces and start building your floor frame with 5 easy steps.
Step 3: Install the Flooring
Now that you’ve completed the floor frame, time to install your floor sheeting. Be sure that it’s the right fit before you cut, glue, and nail your sheet.
Step 4: Build the Roof Rafters
Be sure that you have all the angles of your roof rafters aligned properly. You wouldn’t want them to end up uneven.
Step 5: Build the Wall Framing
Set your roof rafters aside and start working on your wall frame next.
Step 6: Install the Siding
Once you have the wall framed up, it’s now time to cover it up with the siding of your choice.
Step 7: Roof Framing and Sheet Application
After you have all the sidings attached, next up is roofing your shed. Remember the roof rafters you built earlier? You’ll be installing that along with the roof sheet.
Step 8: Attach the Shed Trim
Can you see it’s starting to look like a shed now? Don’t forget to install the trims. It's just 5 easy steps, then you'll be all set.
Step 9: Install the Asphalt Shingles
Before attaching the asphalt shingles, it is recommended that you check the instructions from the manufacturer. We wouldn’t want anything going to waste due to the wrong installation, do we?
Step 10: Door Building
You’re almost done! Now that you have the roof and the walls set up, the next thing you have to worry about is the door.
Step 11: Paint the Shed
Congratulations! You've just built yourself a cost-effective shed that's ready to do the job. You do have the option to leave it as is or paint it as you wish. But before painting your shed, here are some pointers to keep in mind:
- Make sure to clean the surface, use caulk to help make a fine surface.
- Prime the trim and wall before applying your desired paint.
Watch this video by MrFixIt DIY on how to maximize your shed storage:
For many of us, sheds are here to shelter and protect our valuable things. Whether it's for our business, farm, or home, sheds are there to help us keep our homesteading tools and equipment safe and sound.
This budget-friendly shed is a great DIY outdoor project and a fun homesteading activity for the whole family. Tell you what, I am already enjoying the comfort and security it provides here in my homestead!
Have you ever tried building a DIY shed for your homestead before? Share your experience with us in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in September 2019 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.