How To Build A Shed

Step By Step Video and Text Instructions On Building A Backyard Storage Shed

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1 - How To Build A Shed Foundation

FOUNDATION FRAMING - CLICK HERE To Learn How To Build A Shed Foundation

how to build a shed foundationCheck out our text based How To Build a Shed Foundation instructions. Here you will view all the steps required to install a wood rail foundation for your storage shed. This tutorial has lots of pictures and detailed explanations. Items covered in the Learn how to build a wood rail foundation for your storage shed: Cutting the Rails, Level and Prepare The Rail Beds and Square the Rails in relation to each other

Other shed foundation types include the Concrete Slab Shed Foundation, Concrete Pier Foundation and Pre-cast Concrete Pier Shed Foundations.

 

2 - How To Build A Shed Floor


 

FLOOR FRAMING - CLICK HERE To Learn How To Build A Shed Floor And View The How To Build A Shed Floor Tutorial

how to build a shed floor framingCheck out our text based How To Build a Shed Floor instructions. Here you will view all the steps required to frame a wood floor using floor joists for your storage shed. This tutorial has many pictures and detailed explanations showing you how to frame a shed floor.

Items covered in the Learn how to build floor for your storage shed: Mark the floor joist layout, Set the rim joists, Nailing the rim joists to the floor joists, Attaching the joists to the foundation, How to square the floor framing.

 

3 - How To Install Floor Sheeting

FLOOR SHEETING - CLICK HERE To Learn How To Install Floor Sheeting And View The How To Build A Shed Floor Tutorial

how to build a shed floor sheetingCheck out our text based How To Build a Shed Floor Sheeting instalation instructions. Here you will view all the steps required to install tongue and groove floor decking on your storage shed. This informative tutorial has lots of pictures and detailed explanations.

Items covered in the How To Install Floor Sheeting on your storage shed: Test fitting the floor sheeting, Installing adhesive, setting the sheet and nailing, Install the remaining sheets and rows of sheeting, Cut the tongue off the floor sheeting.

 

4 - How To Build Roof Rafters

ROOF RAFTER - CLICK HERE To Learn How To Build Roof Rafters And View The How To Build A Shed Roof RaftersTutorial

how to build a shed roof rafterCheck out our text based How To Build a Shed Building Roof Rafters instructions. Here you will learn all the steps required to build roof rafters for your storage shed. This tutorial has many pictures and detailed explanations about rafter building.

Items covered in the How to Build Shed Roof Rafters for your storage shed: Mark and cut the first set of rafters, How to cut the rafter birdsmouth and seat, Make a set of rafters from the first rafter, Make a shed rafter jig, Install the rafter gussets, Build the remaining rafters.

 

5 - How To Build The Shed Walls

WALL FRAMING - CLICK HERE To Learn How To Build Shed Walls And View The How To Build A Shed Walls Tutorial

how to build a shed wall framingCheck out our text based How To Build a Shed Wall Framing instructions. Here you will view all the steps required to build the walls for your storage shed. This tutorial has lots of pictures and detailed explanations teaching you how to build the shed walls.

Items covered in the How To Build Shed walls for your storage shed: Mark the wall lines on the shed floor, Cutting plates and setting on the shed floor, Mark the stud layout on the wall plates, Nailing the wall plates to the wall studs, Build the door headers, Assemble the door opening, Stand the walls, Install the top plates.

 

6 - How To Install Siding on Your Storage Shed

SIDING INSTALLATION - CLICK HERE To Learn How To Install Shed Siding And View The How To Build A Shed Siding Tutorial

how to build a shed siding installCheck out our text based How To Build a Shed siding installation instructions. Here you will view all the steps used when installing sheet siding on your storage shed. View the many pictures and detailed explanations.

Items covered in the How to Install Siding on your storage shed: Determine the siding length, Attach the first piece of siding, Attach the remaining sheets of siding, Install the siding around the door, Install flashing on siding joints.

 

7 - How To Build A Shed Roof

ROOF FRAMING - CLICK HERE To Learn How To Frame A Shed Roof And View The How To Build A Shed Roof Tutorial

how to build a shed roof framingCheck out our text based How To Build a Shed Roof Framing instructions. Here you will view all the steps required to install rafters on your storage shed. This tutorial has lots of shed roof building pictures and detailed explanations.

Items covered in the How To Build Shed Roof for your storage shed tutorial: Marking the rafter locations on the shed wall top plates, Setting the end rafters, Setting a string line between the roof rafters, Set the remaining rafters, Install the sub fascia, Install the roof sheeting, Layout the rafters on the sheeting, Plumb the gable ends and nailing the shed roof sheeting.

 

8 - How To Install Exterior Trim on Your Shed

EXTERIOR TRIM - CLICK HERE To Learn How To Install Shed Exterior Trim And View The How To Build A Shed Exterior Trim Tutorial

how to build a shed trim installCheck out our text based How To Build a Shed Exterior Trim Installation instructions. Here you will view all the steps required to install a exterior trim on your storage shed. This tutorial has lots of shed trim pictures and detailed explanations teaching you how to install the trim.

Items covered in the How To Build a Shed Exterior Trim Installation Tutorial: Install the Eve Fascia, Install the Roof Rake Fascia, Install the soffit, How to install corner trim, Install door trim.

 

9 -How To Install Asphalt Shingles on Your Shed

ASPHALT SHINGLE ROOFING - CLICK HERE To Learn How To Install Asphalt Roofing Shingles And View The How To Build A Shed Roofing Tutorial

how to build a shed asphalt roofing installCheck out our text based How To Install Roofing on a storage shed instructions. Here you will view all the steps required to install a asphalt shingles your storage shed. This tutorial has lots of asphalt shingle installation pictures and detailed explanations teaching you how to install asphalt roofing.

Items covered in the How to Install Asphalt Shingle on your storage shed: Install the drip edge, Install building paper, Marking the building paper, Starter strip installation, Install the first 6 rows, Cut the shingle ends, Install the remaining rows, Install the ridge cap.

 

10 - How To Build A Shed Door

SHED DOOR - CLICK HERE To Learn How To Build A Shed Door And View The How To Build A Shed Door Tutorial

how to build a shed doorCheck out our text based How To Build a Shed Door instructions. Here you will view all the steps required to install a wood rail foundation for your storage shed. This tutorial includes many pictures and detailed explanations.

Items covered in the How To Build a Shed Door for your storage shed tutorial: Cutting out the door parts, Sandwich and attach the inner and outer door skins, installing the trim on the exterior of the door, Hanging the door on the garden shed, Install the shed door hinges, Install the door lock.

 

11 - How To Paint A Shed

PAINT A SHED - CLICK HERE To Learn How To Paint A Shed And View The How To Build A Shed Painting Tutorial

how to build a shed paintingCheck out our text based How To Paint a Shed instructions. Here you will view all the steps required to paint your storage shed. This tutorial has lots of pictures and detailed explanations related to painting a shed.

Items covered in the How To Paint A Shed tutorial: Setting nail heads and clean the surfaces, Prime, Install caulking, Paint the trim, Cut in the body paint around the trim, Paint the main body.

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