Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Small Gable Shed Plans

Building a small storage shed for your garden is a great idea, if you want to improve the storing of your tools and outdoor furniture. Make sure you select the right design for your shed before starting the actual construction, as to prevent costly mistakes and to save time.

Before starting the actual construction of the shed, you need to make sure that your project follow the local building codes. Therefore, you might need to get a building permit before starting the construction of the backyard shed.

Take a look over the above video, if you want to learn more about building a simple but sturdy shed. the video takes you over all the steps required to build a garden storage shed. Invest in high quality lumber and adjust the size and the design of the shed to suit your needs.

Add hinges to the door and a latch, in order to lock it properly. If you want to really enhance the look of the shed, we recommend you to fit a window to one of the sides of the shed, or even to the front wall. The window will let enough light to get inside the shed, so you can even use it as a workshop.

Make sure the surface is perfectly level and remove the vegetation layer before building the shed. If you want to can lay a 2" layer of compacted gravel, to distribute the weight of the shed properly. Add 4x4 skids under the frame of the shed, to create a clearance space between the fame and the ground.

Monday, February 9, 2015

How to build a gazebo

If you really want to build an amazing addition to your backyard, we recommend you to pay attention to the following instructions, as you are about to witness a brilliant idea for any house owner. If you consider a basic free standing pergola too blunt for your desired, a gazebo might be exactly what you are looking for to add character to your property.

Gazebo plans free

However, before starting the actual construction of your outdoor gazebo, we recommend you to take into account a few preliminary steps that will make all the difference between a failed project and an amazing one. Therefore, go to the local town hall to get accustomed with the local building codes. Taking into account that this is a permanent construction, chances are you need a building permit. However, look at the full half of the glass, as the requirements will help you design the ideal gazebo that will last for many years in a row.

As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to start the building project by assembling the floor frame. You need to set the posts in concrete, as to add support to the whole construction. Plumb the posts with a  spirit level before setting them in concrete and use temporarily braces until the concrete dries out. Next, fit the joists to the gazebo and the decking board. You need to align everything with attention, otherwise the end result won't raise up to your expectations.

Building the roof of the for the square gazebo is another story, as it requires a great deal of craftsmanship. There are many angle cuts you need to make when assembling the gazebo roof, so make sure you ask a skilled friend to assist you while getting the job done.

Fit the rafters to the structure and lock them tightly into place using galvanized screws. Drill pilot holes through the components before inserting the screws, to prevent the wood from splitting. Adjust the slope of the roof to suit your needs and tastes. Cover the structure with 3/4" plywood sheets. Afterwards, install tar paper and asphalt shingles.

SEE HERE how to build a gazebo, step by step, using detailed diagrams and through instructions.

How to build a gazebo

You should watch these videos, as they show you exactly what building a wooden gazebo takes. As you can easily notice in the videos, you can choose to build either a square gazebo or a rectangular gazebo, according to your needs and tastes. Irrespective of your choice, just make sure you plan everything from the very beginning.

As you can easily notice in this article, a gazebo doesn't have to remain an unattainable dream, but it can really become an amazing reality in just a few weeks. However, if you don't have the right woodworking skills for the job, we recommend you to hire a team of professionals. The costs will be higher, but at least you have the guarantee of a professional result and prevent injuries.