Shed Reasons?

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There are many reasons to have a shed for your home.   Whether you buy or build the home of your dreams there will always be one area of your life that you desperately need and that is more space.  There are multiple reasons you need more space and of course your reasons are yours but here is a list of a few.shed picture

A Few Reasons For A Shed:

New Hobby:  You get a new hobby and before you know it you are busting out at the seems with no room for your new stuff.  So adding a little extra room to the garage by building a shed and moving the lawn equipment in there will free up a lot of space for your new hobby.

Gardening:  Maybe you are taking up gardening or already have an existing garden and you do not want to have to carry everything out to the garden just to bring it back to the garage, so place a shed near the garden and you have everything right at your finger tips.

Man Cave: Or maybe you want a man cave away from the house so it doesn’t bother the family and give you a place to have the guys over for a night of football, drinks, etc…

Tools: Your garage can only hold so much and if you are a person with many tools and not much room to store them or for that matter use them in one specific area over and over then you may need a nice shed for the tools and one that is big enough for workspace.

Kids: If you have kids and then they may want a playhouse, so many shed ideas are big enough to make a nice playhouse for the kids and also to store their outdoor toys.

Shed Reasons? – Your Plan…

Once you decide on “your reason” for a shed or structure then you need to figure out if you are handy enough to build the structure.  Or  do you have someone else build it for you.  Whatever your decision there are a few things to consider.  Cost and time are the two factors to think about.  If you are a person that has the resources and need something quick then you should buy a shed.

Shed Reasons? – Should You Build..

However, if you have at least some limited skills on building things and repairing things then you should build your own shed.  I know it sounds tough but it really isn’t if you have the right plans and tools for the job.  There are many professional plans on the market that you will pay top dollar for but there are also many easy to read and follow plans.  Kind of like paint by number, but with boards and nails.

If you are serious about getting a shed for your home, then check out all of the different options.  Make a decision for buying what you want, having someone build your shed or just taking a weekend and doing it yourself.  You will be amazed and what an addition they can make to your lifestyle and home.

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Ryan’s Shed Plans Review

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JB here.  My subscribers and I have used these plans and find them to be perfect for building sheds and a great resource for their library.  If you are planning on building a shed then check out my review.

Ryan’s Shed Plans Review:

Ryan Henderson is a master woodworker with over 30 years experience and has developed Ryan’s Shed Plans.  This is a detailed digital book with 12,000 shed plans available for instant download with many different bonus offers.  The plans are detailed because they are written by a master woodworker.  He has taught many newbie woodworkers over the past 30 years how to build sheds and other woodworking projects.  He is skilled in the art of woodworking and put together a nice, large set of plans.  The plans are easy to read with step-by-step instructions.

Ryan's Shed Plans

Ryan’s plans have thousands of plans and a number of these plans you can find on the internet for free.  However, good luck trying to find all of these plans on your own to evaluate and review.  It has taken him years to compile all these plans and I tell most of my subscribers to use his program as a resource just like you would a book.   His plans are not all you would ever need in regards to shed plans, but it is a nice start.   For the cost of the program, it is on par with any book you would buy at the store to find shed ideas or plans.  However, you get thousands of plans and 4 bonus offers.

Bonus offers include:

Advanced Woodworking Tips

Directory of Woodworking Suppliers

Magic Modification Workbook (to adjust any plan to your space)

Additional 400 Woodworking Projects (Not Just Sheds)

This is an inexpensive but great set of plans given the amount of information you get with 12000 shed plans and bonus offers.  As noted above some of the plans you can find on the internet if you have the time and resources.  However, if you want it all done for you in a complete package then check it out.

Free plan and access to Ryans Shed Plans.

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Shed Door Options

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JB here and a new post on shed door options.  Depending on your shed style you can have many different types of shed doors with some of the doors being very elaborate while some are basic doors.  The doors are most commonly made from different materials including wood and metal.  There are many styles of doors and some options include basic doors, sliding doors or even like a garage door.

Not for sure which door you need for your shed?  It really depends on the purpose and style of your shed.   For example, if you have a shed for lawn equipment then you may want a wide open doorway like a dual opening door.  However, if you have a shed that is like a man cave then a regular door with a lock would be preferred.

Types of Common Shed Door Options:

Basic Shed Door Options.  This is exactly the way it sounds.  A basic door with hinges.  One of the easiest doors to install.  You can even build your own door if you are handy enough.  They come in all sizes and shapes and are custom to your opening.  You can have wood or metal.

Shed Door options

Sliding Shed Door Options:  These doors are nice to maximize your floor space because these doors slide open on a track so no part of the door swings into your floor space.   With extra floor space you have more options in what you can do in your shed.  Sliding doors are built with different materials including wood and glass so there are many options finding the one you want for your shed.

Sliding Shed Door options

Dual Opening Shed Door Options: These doors open up together or one at a time.  Very useful for sheds with lawn equipment or if you need a really large doorway to get any other equipment in or out of the shed.

Dual Open Shed Door options

Roll Up Shed Door Options:  This is basically a garage door for your shed and looks really cool.  You can find out how to build this in your shed at one of my previous posts.  This door is locked and secured easily so it adds to the security of your shed.  Therefore these doors are just like the doors on a storage shed that one would pay a monthly fee to secure their belongings.  They allow maximum floor space for storage but may not be the best door if you are going to do some work in your shed.

Roll Up Shed Door options

Now you know the basics of shed doors so you can get creative and find the right door for your shed.

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Shed Shelving and Storage

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JB here and welcome to my post about shed shelving and storage. Thought I would write an article in regards to shelving.  Once you have the shed built you will definitely need some shelving to organize the contents. The shelves you need will really depend on the contents of your shed. For instance, if you built a shed for a man cave then you will need different shed shelving as compared to a shed for lawn equipment.  There are many different types of shelves.  Read more to find out the differences.

Shed Shelving and Storage- Here are some examples:


Ceiling shelves.  This shelf is installed in the ceiling of the shed and hangs down over top of the floor space. Most people put bulky objects in this type of shelf because it will free up floor space.

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Professional looking cabinets. These cabinets can be either store-bought or custom-made to your needs. They are at Home Depot, Lowe’s and Amazon. There is a typical garage look to them and are very useful if your shed is going to be something for woodworking or projects.  Perfect for a Man Cave.

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Basic wire rack.  I am not sure this one needs much explanation. It is basically a standing rack that allows you to put on various objects.  They are further organized with plastic bins to keep everything nice and tidy.  Cost effective, inexpensive and very versatile cabinets.

Handmade Wooden Shed Shelving and Storage.  If you are a woodworker you can build these shelves yourself. You can customize them with different drawers and cabinets. You can find them at many different wood shops and furniture stores. They are a nice addition if your shed is going to be upscale.

Plastic Shed Shelving and Storage. This too is a very inexpensive shelving system. They are at the local department store or Amazon. Basically, you build these shelves in varying heights as they are extremely inexpensive and are probably the most used shelving system in garages and sheds.

Hanging Shed Shelving and Storage.  These shelves attach to your wall with typically a metal bracket. The shelf itself can be either wood or a wire rack. Depending on the material they can increase the cost of your shelving. There are also elongated hanging racks that are used for lawn equipment such as rakes, shovels, and brooms.


Find the right shed shelving for your shed by actively evaluating your needs. Take these suggestions and use them in your house or garage.  You can find all of these things on Amazon or your local department store.

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Build A Shed Video Series

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JB here and I came across these how to build a shed videos  on YouTube the other day.  It is a six part series of how to build a shed and he does a great job of putting this together. The video series is easy and you can see how to build a shed for yourself.  Especially with the right tools and a little bit of hard work.

Shed PlanBuild A Shed Video Series – The Videos…

I think the videos are worthwhile to watch.  Especially if you’re considering building a shed or going to have someone else build the shed.  Because it gives you an idea of what it takes to build the structure.

There are many plans on the market that are easy to follow.  You do not have to be a master carpenter or woodworker to get this accomplished.  Watch the video series.

Build A Shed Video Series – Review

The first few videos are the basics of the foundation.  Then the walls are built and erected.  The roof is built quick and easy and then you can see it all come together.  Finally, the door is a roll-up door which is a nice door for security.  I liked the vinyl exterior and the size of the shed he built.  Which is good for security and storage.   Plans like this are everywhere so find a set of plans and get started.  Make sure you get lots of plans to review so you are not limited.  Check out the collection of plans at the end of the post and you can get started today.




Ted’s Woodworking Program

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JB here and since I do a fair amount of woodworking I thought I would review Ted’s Woodworking Program.  I get asked a lot about where I get my plans to do my woodworking.  Throughout the years I have used many plans.  I was lucky enough to stumble upon Ted’s Program.

Ted’s Woodworking Program:

The program is all over the internet and has 16,000 plans.  It is true that there are thousands of plans.  Easy to read plans with step by step instructions.  Ted is a master woodworker that put the plans together after many years of research.  Plans are detailed as you can see from some of my pictures.  Therefore,  I use these plans for many activities with kids and the community.

You get a great set of woodworking plans that will show you how to build things like furniture, outdoor projects, small crafts and kids projects.  Further, there are multiple bonus offers.

Bonus Offers:

CAD Plan Viewer

150 Premium Woodworking Videos

How To Start A Woodworking Business

Complete Woodworking Guides

Free Lifetime Updates

If you are into woodworking and want a set of plans that practically build themselves.  These plans are for you.  I use them routinely and  you should to if you are doing woodworking.  Woodworking is fun and easy.   So get the plans and do some projects.  You’ll realize how great it is to build things the right way.  I have a special offer through my website-Click Here.

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Garden Shed Designs and Plans

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Your garden will never be complete until you find the right garden shed designs and plans. Planting your favorite flowering or ornament plants is not as easy as freeing a turtle to the sea where it will survive in its own.  It not only takes time and commitment but you need pots, tools and equipment and of course a place to put those things.  That is why a garden shed is a basic need.  It will free up garage space for your cars.   Gardening is more than just a hobby as it offers a great results for your commitment.  Ensuring garden success can be easy with the addition of a garden shed.

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Garden Shed Designs and Plans- Who Can Benefit

It is given that a garden shed is for those who have a real heart for gardening but, aside from that, who else will be benefited?

* Sports lovers. Generally, a garden shed is used in organizing or storing garden tools, equipment or accessories but aside from that, sports lovers will be highly benefited. If you are one of those who is an avid fan of different sports, you can freely organize all of your sports equipment for biking, basketball, skiing, golf, fishing and any other. By doing so, you will be able to prevent any damages on your hobby or sports equipment which will help you prolongs its usage.

* Office Workers. There might times that you have to bring your office works at home or you are working at home without enough space good thing, you can convert your garden shed into a private room where you are able to place your computer and phone lines.  Before turning your garden shed into a home office, you need to consider some factors like convenience and comfort. You have to ensure that you get enough space and accessible power supply. After that, you can enjoy your private room and continue your productivity.

* Artists. If you are an artist and you do not want your home to look messy, turning your garden shed into a workshop room or art studio is a perfect idea for you try. By doing this, it will help you a lot in reducing the dirt, dust, paper clutters, and twigs from building furniture or any other scrap materials while you are at work.

Garden Shed Designs and Plans- Versatility

Truly, a basic garden shed offers a versatile use as well as it will introduce you into a more flexible purpose. By thinking of a more functional role of your garden shed, it will help you save money in searching for an alternative solution for additional room. You can customize the shed with windows and different types of doors to make it all your own.  You don’t even need to use it for gardening as the other uses noted above are a good reason to get a basic room for space.  Also, it will help you with more space for your important stuff at home.

A garden shed also comes in a variety of sizes and designs for you to choose from. The wide selection of garden sheds will help you choose the perfect one that will suit your needs and requirements. You may choose from metal, plastic and wooden garden sheds with the standard sizes of 4×3, 5×3, 5×4, 6×3, 6×4, 7×5, 7×7 and much more.



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The Potting Shed Greenhouse

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Considered to be the heart of your garden, your potting shed greenhouse is creatively designed to store your garden tools and accomplish most of your gardening tasks. From the name it implies that it is the primary area and purpose to repot plants.  Repotting can be a tough task to do and is a messy activity, therefore, it will be nice for you to have a specific area to accomplish this task.  Furthermore, your potting shed is a perfect place for starting young plants in case you have cold sensitive and tender plants.

potting shed greenhouseBut a potting shed does not only limit you in storing your garden tools, re-potting or growing young plants it is also ideal, if big enough, for storage of other equipment like sports, lawn and small building equipment depending on the size of the shed. You may assemble the shed from scratch or kits making it easy to install, which are quite ideal for any size of the garden.

The Potting Shed Greenhouse- The Work Area…

Today, many of the gardeners are investing in making their sheds a pleasant area to work, creating a nice place to work regardless of the weather condition. If the space is good then you may include your garden or repair tools and may also have the ability to work on other projects.  So, your shed is really an addition and workplace for you to work on gardening tasks and store tools and equipment practically.

The Potting Shed Greenhouse- Walls…

Depending on your needs you may decide with either wood or glass walls.  Wood will be a perfect material for your walls as it will offer you great durability and can withstand any weather condition. Glass walls will give you a neat and elegant look for a potting shed. Though it will increase your cost and may be difficult to clean once dirty.  However, if you wan a nice elegant look, then it might just be right for you.

The Potting Shed Greenhouse – Guidelines…

So, to help you decide what size of shed and type of construction, read the following guidelines:

6×4. this size of the shed will provide you an ideal size since it will suit any size of the garden where it offers you an amazing amount of space for storage while giving you a reasonable pricing.
7×5. This potting size shed offers you a versatile amount of space for storing garden tools, house cleaning equipment and any other tools that will fit.
7×7.You may do your DIY projects like assembling your bikes, etc… as this potting shed is a little bigger.
8×6.This size of great for storing your bikes, garden furniture, lawn mowers and barbecue furniture, but then you may want to get a basic garden shed instead of the smaller potting shed.
10×8 and 12×8 may be too big for a smaller potting shed so consider the bigger basic garden shed.

The Potting Shed Greenhouse – Conclusion

So now, you already have the idea for the different sizes of the shed. The best size for you to pick will depend on the equipment and tools you are going to store and to the type of task you are going to work on. So, before you construct a potting shed, you have to determine first its purpose to you.


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The Home Gazebo

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One of the best spots where you can experience tranquility and joy is at the home gazebo. As it is surrounded by beautiful and fascinating flowers, breathtaking trees and a hard to forget landscapes you will want one for your own home.  It perfectly creates an overwhelming touch to a garden as well as to a landscape design.

Certainly, everyone will love to see and stay at a gazebo. Each time that you wanted to free yourself from the busy life of the city, going to a garden with a mesmerizing gazebo will help you relieve all the stress you feehome gazebol. You can never go wrong in visiting a place that will uplift your spirit and provide you a significant spot to unwind.

But, it will be best for you to enjoy the scenery with your family and friends. There will be no other great happiness when you share your smiles and time with your loved ones. And, if you are planning to have you own gazebo in your area, discovering the different types will help you choose the best one for you that will fit your mood, taste, and budget.

Types of Home Gazebo:

*Metal home gazebo. This is perfect for public entertainment, public parks and nay another area that offers public viewing such as golf courses or outdoor concerts. Because of its overall strength, it will quite hard to vandalize to its surface making it an ideal type of the public place. Moreover, it comes with different sizes and styles which include the rails, finales, covered gazebos, decorative roofing and panel designs.
Cedar home gazebo. This is generally the type of gazebo that offers you the best style and looks for backyards. This is eve easier to install or personalize compared to the other types of the gazebo. Also, it considered being insect and decay resistant, therefore, it can last for a long time. Lastly, it offers you durability where it can handle heavy winds and snows.
*Vinyl home gazebo. It provides you a plastic look yet it is maintenance free which will help save time keeping it clean. But, this will not provide you an entertainment space and visual appeal.

Ideally, gazebos are perfect for any type people as long as they want to feel peace and joy. So, the next things for you to discover is the valuable uses of it.

Home Gazebo Uses…

Part of wedding venue. If you are going to attend a garden wedding surely, one of the first things that you might look for is the gazebo. They are really one of the anticipated things in a wedding venue. This will give the couple a memorable wedding day because of its tranquil and amazing look.

Spot for dinners. So, why not bring your family at the gazebo and enjoy your sumptuous dinner. Away from the usual dinner with your whole family surely, you will have a different and memorable bonding moments.

Area for family gatherings. Aside from you can enjoy watching the sunset also, during you family get together, you can take beautiful photos in the gazebo. So it is really created for you and your family’s extra place for relaxation and bonding.



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Lean To Shed Ideas

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So for a long time, you have been looking for lean to shed ideas where you are able to store most of your garden and sports equipment, compalean to shed ideasct outdoor furniture and any other supplies and tools. Well, the perfect solution for you is to have a lean to shed. This type of shed will introduce you to more functional purposes. From the name itself, lean to shed is a structure that leans against your garage or house for an additional support where it provides you a water-safe surface in protecting your equipment or supply from any elements that will cause damages. So, aside from it will help you organize your important stuff, it will also help you maintain their best condition and are away from any scratches or damages.

Since a lean to shed is creatively designed to abut into another structure, you have to see to it that the foundation has to be pressure-treated slide, the roof needs to be in one direction as well as the back wall must be composed of ½ inch CDX plywood which will stay durable even with moisture indirect exposure.

Lean To Shed Ideas – Benefits…

*Quicker access to tools. If you wanted to have a better access to your gardening tools, it will always be perfect for you construct a lean-to shed. You will need a lot of tools in ensuring that your plants will be provided with maximum care for them to grow beautiful and healthy so, it is important for you to ensure that you have a remote access to your needs equipment or tool. Also, it will help you save time and effort from getting the stuff you need.

*Free Space for the garage. Now, you do not have to use your garage as your storage area for your different equipment or tools for you have now a lean to shed. Through this, you will be able to free your garage from a messy look. Moreover, if you are going to store some of your tools or equipment, it can cause danger to your family. To avoid this, storing all your stuff in lean to shed is a perfect solution plus, you will be able to maintain cleanliness in your area.

*Well-organized equipment and tools. Ideally, if you have a small free space at home, it will be better for you to construct a lean-to shed in order for you to have an efficient space for your various equipment or tools. You may organize them according to use or category in order for you to have an easy access.

Lean To Shed Ideas- Conclusion

An interesting fact about lean to shed ideas is that there is no limit to the people who can be benefit from its use. Gardeners will not be the only ones enjoying the benefits of lean to shed, but it is also useful for people into sports, arts and many other hobbies that would require storage.   There are many different styles to choose from and many different sizes like 6×6, 6×8, 6×10, 6×12, 8×8, 8×10, 8×12, 8×16 and so on.



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