Category Archives: Shed Ideas

Tips For Shed Roof Building

There are some basic tips for shed roof building that you need to follow to build the roof without problems.  Once you have the foundation and floor done you will need to construct the roof frame.  The process of building the roof frame depends on your plans.  However,  there are some basic tips to follow for constructing your rafters and quickly framing your shed roof.

Shed Roof Building – The Materials

Before you start the construction of your roof you should already have a good set of plans.  The materials needed for the construction will typically be listed in your plans.  Follow the plans and build the foundation, and shed floor.  Purchase the boards for your roof as per your shed plans.  Get your drill, hammer, wood chisel, nails and screws needed for the project.  You will also need to know how to use your rafter square so you can measure angles in your rafters.  A portable circular saw and a miter saw will help you make accurate cuts in the wood.

Shed Roof Building – Cutting The Rafters

You will build the first roof rafter and then use this as your template for the rest of the rafters.  First thing is to cut your board at the right length you will need. Then you will cut the rafter ends which is where each rafter will meet in the middle of the roof.  After the ends are cut you will then cut the birds mouth joint so the end of the rafter will attach to the shed walls.

Rafter Ends:

shed roof building plumb squareMeasure your rafter angle needed using your rafter square according to your plans.  These ends will meet in the middle of the shed roof so they have to be cut at the proper angles according to your roof plans pitch.  Once the rafter end is cut you will move on to cutting your birds mouth joint.

Birds Mouth Joint:

shed roof building birdsmouth squareThis joint is the end of the rafter that will rest on the shed wall.  You may need the wood chisel to make sure all of the wood cut out of the birds mouth joint is removed.  As you can see in the diagram that you will need to make a vertical and horizontal cut according to your plans roof angle. This will make the birds mouth joint to allow the rafter to rest on the shed wall.  Once this rafter is built you will then use this board as the template to build the rest of the rafters needed.shed roof building birds mouth joint

Shed Roof Building – Assembling The Rafters

Now you have all the rafters cut at the proper angles and length.  You need to assemble the rafters with use of your shed floor and a temporary woodworking jig.

Placement of Rafters On The Floor:

shed floor building rafter assemblyYou will place two rafters on the shed floor in the proper placement with the rafter ends touching in the middle and the birds mouth joints at the end of the floor where the birds mouth joint will attach to the shed walls.  The rafters will form a peak in the middle where the rafter ends meet.  This peak should be at the proper height of your roof according to your plans and the birds mouth joint should be even with the floor edges with about 1/2″ overhang. Make sure that the boards are touching at the ends perfectly and the birds mouth joint is at the ends of the floor properly before moving on to constructing the temporary woodworking jig.

Temporary Woodworking Jig:

Once the rafters are placed together on the floor at the proper angles and dimensions, you can then construct the woodworking jig.  The temporary jig will allow you to place and construct each rafter at the proper angles for quick assembly.  See the assembly of the woodworking jigs placed on the shed floor in the picture below.  shed roof building wood jig

Shed Roof Building – Attaching The Rafters With A Gusset

shed roof building gussetCut a gusset from a scrap OSB or plywood at the proper angle and nail it to the rafters while they are placed in the woodworking jig.  This will attach the rafters together.  You can see the gusset in the middle of the rafters assembled in the picture above.  Therefore once the first two rafters are joined together, then you can easily place the next two boards within the jig for easy assembly.  Once all the rafters are assembled, then  you can remove the jig from your floor.

Watch the video below to see this entire process in action.

Shed Roof Building – Conclusion

Once your rafters are assembled you can place them aside and build the walls for your shed.  Attach the shed rafters to the walls once they are framed and cover the roof rafters with your OSB or plywood.  Next thing is to figure out the roofing material you want and install it at the right time of the building process.  Check out the building a shed video series to watch the entire shed building process.  Find the right set of shed plans and get started today with building the shed you want.

I hope this helps,

JB

Shed Floor Design


There are many options when it comes to your shed floor design.  However, there are some basic steps you need to adhere to when building your shed floor.  Your shed floor design will depend on your shed foundation.  If you have a concrete foundation then that will be your floor.  However if you don’t have a concrete foundation then you need to frame the floor.  You will then need to decide your floor covering.

Shed Floor Design – Foundation

Concrete – If you have a concrete foundation then you need to make sure your design has the ability to anchor your walls to your foundation.  Your floor will basically be the concrete slab and then there are many finishing options to concrete.  You can have a smooth or rough finish.  You can also have a stamped pattern to the concrete and some shed plans have brick pavers that are designed into the floor.shed floor design concrete foundation

Wooden Pier – If you do not have a concrete foundation then most likely you have a gravel, concrete block or a wooden pier foundation.  If that is the case then your shed floor design will have you framing your floor on the foundation and then placing a floor covering on top of the frame.  Before you frame the floor and while you are in the foundation stage it is a good idea to have a vapor barrier.  The vapor barrier is a plastic covering over your foundation base that prevents moisture from getting to the shed floor and causing shed mold & mildew or wood rot.shed floor design concrete pier foundation

Shed Floor Design – Framing

If your foundation is not concrete then you will need to frame and build your floor.  Once you have your foundation level then you can start constructing your shed floor frame.  The most important part of this process is to make sure your foundation is level.  Once the foundation is level you will need to start the framing.

Squaring Joists – Make sure your joists are square at the ends so when you cut your joists to length then both ends will be square.

Crowning – The boards may have a bowing one way or the other and that is called the crown of the board.  You want the crown or bowed side up so the weight of the shed will push the crown down and level up the boards more over time.shed floor design board crowning

Framing – Depending on your shed plans this part can have different steps.  However, the first part of the process is to build the outer frame of the shed floor and square up the joists on each end.  Fasten them together with 16d galvanized nails.  Then place each floor joist at 16″ apart on center and attach them to the outer frame with the same type nails.  Before securing the wooden joists completely, make sure to take measurements on a diagonal from one corner to the other.  Make sure these measurements are not more than 1/8 of an inch off but as square as possible.  Then attach the joists securely.

Anchoring – You will then need to attach the floor to your foundation.  There are multiple ways of anchoring your floor to your foundation and that depends on your plans.  However if you have a concrete pier then you can use masonry bolts but you may also need to anchor with steel cable ground anchors.  If you have a wooden pier then you will need to anchor with wood bolts according to your shed plan.

Shed Floor Design – Covering

Once your floor is framed you will need to add floor covering.  This will typically be plywood or OSB (oriented strand board).  You will need to attach these boards where the wood fiber length is at a 90 degree angle from your floor joists to prevent sagging over time.  It is a good idea to get tongue and groove boards as they make a more secure fit.  Also, prior to nailing down the plywood or OSB it is a good idea to place wood glue on the joists to help secure the plywood or OSB even further to the joists.shed flooring design attaching plywood to joist

Shed Floor Design – Conclusion

Now that you have the basics to a shed floor design you can begin the building process.  Some basic pearls are to make sure you have a good set of plans and follow them accordingly.  When framing your shed floor make sure the foundation is level.  Make sure your outer framing is square and check diagonal measurements before securing all floor joists.  Place the floor joists with the crown up so they will level over time from the weight of the shed and attach to the squared frame at 16″ on center with galvanized nails.  Anchor your floor to your foundation according to your shed plans.  Your floor covering will either be plywood or OSB and should be at 90 degree angles to the joists.

I hope this helps,

JB

How To Build A Shed Ramp


how to build a shed rampYou built your shed and now you need easier access so learn how to build a shed ramp.  A ramp for a shed is different than a handicap ramp for a house because the handicap ramp has a different slope by code.  However, a shed ramp can be at many different angles but you do not want to build it too steep.  If you need the ramp for walking into the shed or for driving a vehicle into the shed makes a difference on the build of your ramp.

How To Build A Shed Ramp – Slope

The first part of building the ramp is getting the slope correctly so you can prepare the plan and get the materials.  Once you get the slope then you need to make sure the ground is level.

How To Build A Shed Ramp – Foundation

Decide if you want to have a gravel or concrete foundation for the ramp.  You may want to just have the ramp lay on the ground and that is fine for most ramps but be careful if you are driving heavy equipment on the ramp.  Heavy equipment can prevent the ramp from being level and drive the edges further into the ground if not on a secure foundation.

How To Build A Shed Ramp – To Attach Or Not?

Now that you have the slope and the foundation done you can start the building process.  This is relatively simple but you first have to decide how you want your ramp attached to your shed.  You can actually have it attached to the door opening or you can build the shed and place it at the opening and not attach it all.  Which way you decide depends on the purpose of your ramp.  If it is for a walking slope then you can get by with placing it at the doorway.  However, if you are driving equipment on the ramp then attach it to the building.

How To Build A Shed Ramp – Put It Together

Cut your frame with the right angles from the slope calculations above.  Make sure the framing is not too far apart or the boards on top may sag over time so 12-16″ framing is appropriate.  Once the framing is in place attach the top boards.  You may also want to attach a no slip cover on the ramp for safety and if you are driving heavy equipment it will help with the tire grip.

How To Build A Shed Ramp – Conclusion

Now that you found a great set of shed plans and you built your shed you need to build the ramp.  Keep the above tips in mind as you build your ramp.  Get the slope, level the ground, and figure out your foundation.  Then build your ramp with either attaching it to the shed or not.  Don’t make it too difficult.

I hope this helps,

JB

 

Shed Siding Ideas


Your shed frame is built and now here are some shed siding ideas to help you get your shed covered and finished.  There are many options for shed siding so choosing the right one is of importance.  If you built your shed, then putting on siding will be pretty simple. There are many options that range from the cheap economical look to a more elaborate and expensive look.  This depends on your budget and your needs.  Read through the shed siding ideas and find out what you think is best for you.

Shed Siding Ideas – Vinyl Siding

Shed siding ideas vinyl There are many options with vinyl siding as it comes in multiple colors.  Therefore, you can match the shed siding to the color of your home.  This is especially true if your home has siding.  If your home is brick then  you can find a vinyl siding color that compliments your home.  Some drawbacks with vinyl siding is that you cannot paint it if there are blemishes that occur.  If it breaks, then you have to repair the siding but that doesn’t happen very often.  Some positives are that you can clean it easily with a pressure washer.

Shed Siding Ideas – Composite Siding

shed siding ideas compositeComposite siding is siding that is a mix of vinyl siding and wood siding.  Some also refer to it as engineered siding.  The advantages to this siding is that it is inexpensive as compared to wood siding.  There is less occurrence of fungal accumulation since it is treated with anti-fungals.  It comes in many different looks and because it is engineered the natural knots of wood are removed.  Further, most are warranted for many years.  Typical names are LP SmartSide, Catawba, Truwood.

Shed Siding Ideas – Wooden Siding

shed siding ideas naturalNow you are looking at the most natural look for your shed.  You built your shed from wood now you can cover it with wood.  Installing is not much different then the other sidings,  but there are different options to your wood finish.

If you are looking for a natural finish, then choose boards like oak and cedar which has some natural resistance to the elements.  However, it can be costly.

On the flip side you can paint the wood siding, but then you have more maintenance.  As the paint will chip and erode away and then you will need to scrape and repaint.

Think long and hard about the wood siding because it can get costly and with lots of maintenance.

Shed Siding Ideas – Metal Siding

shed siding ideas metalThere are basically two options with metal siding.  First, there is aluminum siding which can dent easily.  However, it is resistant to corrosion.  Second, you have steel siding which has more corrosion but this can be reduced by buying galvanized steel, which is a paint coating that protects from corrosion.

Shed Siding Ideas – Cement Siding

shed siding ideas cementCement siding is made from cement, sand and cellulose fibers and is a very durable siding.  It installs similar to the wood siding and has the advantages of being more durable and resistant to water, fire and insects.  However, it is a little brittle so it can crack upon impact.  Also, there are special tools to cutting the boards and the create a lot of dust when cutting.  The most common name in cement siding is HardiePlank siding.

 Shed Siding Ideas – Conclusion

As you can tell there are many options and ideas to shed siding.  As you build your shed keep in mind the siding options for the look of your shed.  Also, keep in mind the siding options for your budget and ease of install.  Once installed make sure to keep a look out for shed mold as that can ruin the look of your shed.  If you haven’t built your shed yet, then find the right shed plan and get started today.

Hope this helps,

JB

Shed Mold & Mildew


So you built the perfect shed and now it has been taken over by shed mold & mildew.  This is a real possibility as shed mold happens all the time and can ruin your shed.  You can take certain steps to prevent the mold.  Some of these steps are done in the building process, so make sure you understand what can be done.  Once you have the mold you will need to find out how to get rid of it and prevent it from coming back.

Shed Mold & Mildew – Building Process Prevention

Apply caulk to outside of shed.  That’s right, caulk the outside seams around windows, doors, trim and vents.  Don’t caulk the interior as it is not a good enough seal and can still be penetrated by water.

Install vents in your shed.  You can install ridge, gable or soffit vents which allows better air flow.  This air flow will prevent stagnation and then increased humidity.  This humidity increase will allow the mold to grow.  So proper air ventilation is a must.

Shed Mold & Mildew – How do I get rid of this stuff?

There are many home recipes on the internet.  However, bleach always come to mind with getting rid of mold.  You can dilute 1/2 -1 cup of bleach for every gallon of water. How much bleach really depends on your mold growth (and your tolerance).  You will need to scrub the area with the solution and make sure to rinse it good and let it dry.  If you do this take safety precautions with ventilation as bleach can be harsh.

shed mold & mildew wet and forgetFor outside mold, I have personally used wet&forget and can say that it works amazingly well.  All you do is dilute it and spray it on the outside area and then the natural rain will wash it away with the mold.  It does take a little time to get results and you may need to re-apply it until the mold is completely gone.  However,  it works and saves you the scrubbing.  Check out more options on Amazon to find the right product.

Shed Mold & Mildew – Now it’s gone, how do I prevent it?

Dehumidifier.  A good dehumidifier will be a must if you have a shed that is constantly under attack with humidity and subsequently mold.

Exhaust fans. These help with air circulation.  Putting it in while building the shed is perfect, but if you did not do that, then there are other options.  The easiest option is a window fan.  Just place it in the window and turn it to exhaust.  It will get air moving and help keep it dry.  Exhaust fans are easy to find.

Moisture absorbents.  There are many options on the market when it comes to moisture absorbents.  Basically they are canisters of absorbents you put out in the shed and they draw in the moisture.  Damp Rid is one that many people use and it does a good job. However, you can also use kitty litter as that has worked for some.

Shed Mold & Mildew – Conclusion

Be aware of mold whether you are in the process of planning for a shed or you already have a shed built.  If you are in the planning stages, then make sure you build the proper prevention in your shed from the beginning.  It is easy and quick and better to prevent.  However, if you have mold, then clean it up and then do the prevention ideas outlined above.  Do all you can to prevent the mold so you can enjoy your shed for years to come.

Hope this helps,

JB

Organizing Your Shed

Organizing your shed is different for everyone as it depends on the purpose of your shed.  Storage sheds accumulate lots of our stuff but it should not be so cluttered that you cannot find anything.  You built the shed to take control of your house clutter and now you run the risk of making your shed cluttered.

Organizing Your Shed – The Benefits…

organizing your shedOnce you start organizing your shed and home, you’ll see how great and real the benefits are:

-Reduces stress by having order and discipline.

-Gives you more space by keeping clutter out for good.

-Simplifies the way you live at home by creating useful systems that work for you personally.

Quite simply, when you finally start to make the simple changes of organization, it all adds up to give you more room to breathe so you can enjoy your family and friends more.

Organizing Your Shed – The Problem…

organizing your shed frustrated lookBeing organized isn’t a matter of being rich or poor, young or old. We were never taught organization in school but we were told to multi-task.  Multi-tasking pulls us in many different directions and adds to a cluttered mind and home.  Some people say they are just born that way, but you can change your mindset and control your clutter.  Don’t just throw everything in your storage shed or you will have a bigger problem.

Organizing Your Shed – The Solution…

Tackle House Clutter First

organizing your shed clutterThis is essential as you most likely built the shed to get rid of the house clutter.  If you do not take control of the house mess then it will continue to grow.  Once it grows, you will then start moving more stuff into the storage shed and it continues to grow.  You can see where this is leading?  Therefore, take control of your house clutter and you will cut off the transition of cluttering your storage shed.

Take Control Of Your Mindset

organizing your shed idea The funny thing is I don’t think I was raised to be organized but I always found it kind of easy.  However, not everyone has that ability to stay organized.  But if you can change your mindset then you will change the  outcome.  There are lots of strategies to this out there and here is a video with some neat ideas.

Shelves Help.

Once you start accumulating stuff in the storage shed you need to organize it into sections.  Shelving will help with this organization as it allows you to group things in categories.  There are many types of shelving systems so you need to find what will work for you.  However, don’t just keep everything in the group forever.  Constantly look at what is in the group and get rid of things that do not have a purpose.  If you are not going to use something in a year or two, then make a decision as to keep it or not.  I understand the kids’ keepsakes you will want to keep forever.  But remember to pass them along to the kids when they get older.  Don’t be the storage vault forever.

Organizing Your Shed – Start Today…

Being organized isn’t as hard as you think, but it will take some work.  Find some strategies to organize your life and home and it will help you with organizing your shed.  You won’t keep throwing stuff in the shed and everything that is in the shed will have a purpose.  Check out Organizing 101 to help you with organizing, it helped me.

I  Hope This Helps,

JB

Shed Wall Framing


After your foundation is done you need to do your shed wall framing.  There are many options for the walls.  Therefore, what you will need depends on the shed plan and if the plan includes windows.  It also depends on the shed purpose.  Get your walls done correctly by understanding the purpose and plan of the shed.  Make sure you have correct plans to get this right.

Shed Wall Framing – Options…

Options for your walls are plenty but it really depends on the purpose of the shed.  For example,  Shed wall framing no windowsA lean to shed or storage shed will have walls without windows.  This is because those sheds are used for security and storage.  shed wall framing with windowsHowever,  a garden shed or potting shed will have windows so they will need to be framed into the shed walls.  If you want to get creative with the windows you can check out options in my previous post shed windows.

Shed Wall Framing – Construction…

shed wall framingThe walls are constructed after your foundation so you can use your foundation to precisely measure and make your shed walls.  First, cut the top and bottom plates of the wall to the right length.  Then cut your studs to the right height of your shed and secure them between the top and bottom plate.  Now put the wall in place and secure it to the floor.  To place a window in the wall make sure it is framed at the right dimensions and height of the wall.  This will be done according to the plan you are using.  Now, repeat the same process for the next wall according to the plan.

Shed Wall Framing – Conclusion…

Getting the walls right can be an easy process.  You will need to make sure you have a clear purpose for your shed and a good set of plans.  The plans should have a complete materials list and step-by-step instructions.  Build the shed walls in a detailed fashion one at a time so you do not make mistakes.  Take your time so it is done right.  Watch the entire build a shed video series to see the building process.

Hope that helps,

JB

Shed Window Ideas


potting shed window ideasWhen building your shed you definitely will want some shed window ideas to let light into the shed.  There are various options for windows and some are costly while others are more inexpensive.  Your shed plan will most likely dictate what windows you install.  For example a basic storage or a lean to shed may not have any windows since it is all about safety and storage.  However, a potting shed will definitely have windows as will your typical garden shed.  So pick the shed plan you want or need and then you can decide on the windows.  You also will want to think about the cost of the windows and the quality depending on your climate and weather conditions.

Shed Window Ideas – Wall Options…

There are many options with wall windows and it depends on the style of your shed.

shed window ideas glass paneA single pane glass window is inexpensive and easy to install and will add adequate sunlight into your shed but not provide much protection from the weather.  A double pane glass window is good for areas with harsher climates and will help keep your shed insulated from the weather.

plantar box shed window ideasIf you are dressing up your shed, then you can put a potting window with a box for plants outside.  You can even build the planters box with the right plans since you are building your shed anyway.

Shed window ideas with shutters Some people will put shutters around their windows while others like the windows with just a small frame.  It really depends on your style.

Shed Window Ideas – Door Options…

shed window ideas for the doorThere are a few door options in my opinion and again it depends on the purpose of your shed.  If your shed is for storage and protection, then I do not recommend windows on the doors.  However, if you are going to have a shed that is going to be used a lot, then a window on the door is a good option to allow you to see outside.  Most of the windows on the doors are typically made with the door so you can find the many options when choosing your door.  Some have installed screen doors also, but that is for another post.

transom shed window ideasFurthermore, transom windows are really nice.  If you did not know, they are the windows above the door and fixed into the wall.  They let in constant sunlight also.

Shed Window Ideas – Roof Options…

Ifpolycarbonate shed window ideas you are using your shed for gardening or potting, then you may want to think about windows on the roof to allow sunlight into your shed.  It will help with the plants for sure.  You can use glass or Polycarbonate sheets.  I recommend the Polycarbonate sheets because they are tougher than glass and can withstand the weather elements better.   If you put the sheets on the wall and the roof then you can build your shed into it’s own greenhouse.

Shed Window Ideas, Conclusion…

As you plan and build your shed you will definitely want some windows depending on the plan you choose to build and the purpose of the shed.  Finding the right shed windows can be overwhelming but if you think about the shed purpose, then it can be real simple.

Hope It Helps,

JB

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Shed Roofing Materials


So you have your shed plans, but what about your shed roofing materials?  There are many options in regards to which type of roofing cover to choose.  Some of it depends on your budget and also it depends on the style of your shed and the location of your shed.

Shed Roofing Materials- Types…

Asphalt Shingles.

This is the most common type of shed roofing.  The appearance of this roofing is very similar to your house and that is why most people choose this type of roofing.  This allows a more uniform look between your shed and your home.  Furthermore, there are many options in regards to which asphalt shingles to choose.  Two types of shingles to consider are architectural and 3-tab shingles.  Shingles are a lower cost and easy to repair and install.  The only decision is in regards to which type and color you choose.

3 tab shingle for shed roofing materials
3 – Tab Shingle
architectural shingle for shed roofing materials
Architectural Shingle

Metal Roofing.

One of the newer looks for homes and sheds is the metal roof.  There are lots of people who install this roofing and you can do it yourself with a little bit of work.  You need to find the color that fits your shed roofing and also which will work with your landscaping.  Be aware of some common mistakes that can occur so watch the video below.  I found it to be helpful information.

Metal shed Roofing materials

Rubber Roof.

This is not a very common shed roofing, but it does take mention as some people with sheds want a rubber roof.  Once installed properly it is a very secure roofing cover that is more neutral and can go with just about any shed.   Typically, most people seem to hire someone to install this but it can be a DIY project.  Check out the video guide.

rubber shed roofing materials

Tiles & Cedar shingles.

This is the most expensive shed roofing and I believe it to be the prettiest.  However, it also requires some upkeep to make sure it looks nice.  If you can do the asphalt shingles, then you should be able to install the tiles and cedar shingles.  There are some ideas and issues to think about when installing and the video below seems to be a good beginning.

cedar tile shed roofing materials

Shed Roofing Materials- Conclusion…

Once you have the right plans for your shed you need to find the right shed roofing.  The one that fits your shed will depend on many factors such as look, cost to buy and cost to install.  You also want to think about maintenance of the roof.

I hope this helps,

JB

Shed Foundation Construction


Anytime you are going to build a shed you have to think about the shed foundation construction.  All structures are built from the ground up and your shed is no different.  There are many options and they depend on where the shed will be located and what type of soil you have and your budget.  One thing you do not want to do is build it directly on the ground as the moisture may rot the wood and also the shed may lean from ground settling.

Shed Foundation Construction Types

Wood and Pier…

wood and pier shed foundation constructionThis shed foundation is good depending on the location and type of shed you build.  It is also considered to be a post and beam foundation because the wood is not just sitting on the ground but it is attached to posts that are secured in the ground.  The wood has to be pressure treated to withstand the moisture.  Furthermore, posts are to be secured properly at the right depth for the weight of your structure so you do not have a leaning shed.

Gravel…

gravel shed foundation constructionA shed foundation of gravel is good for a small to medium shed.  It is a sturdy foundation and can withstand heavy loads if you are putting equipment in your shed, but they are not the best for large sheds.  A large shed that holds equipment should be on a concrete slab.  Dig a hole the size of the shed and then put the gravel in the hole.  It will need to be leveled and tamped down to make a secure foundation.  The shed is then attached with pegs or auger anchors.

Cement Blocks…

cement block shed foundation constructionThese blocks make for an easy alternative for a shed foundation because they are readily available and can be delivered to your site.  They are spaced at 3-5 feet apart and the shed is built right on top of the blocks.  Level the blocks so you do not have a leaning shed and a  poor foundation.  Cement blocks are easy to move and if you have a small shed and want to move it at some point.  This might be a good alternative for future mobility of your shed.

Concrete Slab…

concrete slab shed foundation constructionThis is the strongest shed foundation construction and can withstand a full load contact.  It is a great foundation for sheds with machinery.  Therefore, if your shed is for equipment or a car then this is the one you want.  With the concrete slab, you do have to be careful if the slab is much larger than your shed.  If that is the case, then you run the risk of water resting on the slab and therefore rotting your shed.  So, you should try to get the slab and shed at the same dimensions.

Shed Foundation Construction Conclusion…

In conclusion, these are the basic common types of shed foundations for your structure.  As you prepare to build your structure you need to make sure you have a good set of plans.  The plans will make all the difference in building your structure on a firm foundation.

For what it’s worth,

JB