Building a wood shed requires average skills and a low budget, so any person can get the job done. Nevertheless, we recommend you to choose a proper location and to check if you need a building permit. There are situations in which you have to comply with several legal requirements, so make sure you read the building codes.
As you can notice in the image, you need to leave a clearance space of several inches form the ground to the floor frame.
TOP TIP: Check if the floor is horizontal by using a spirit level before drilling pilot holes trough the posts and inserting the screws into the frame.In addition make sure the posts are plumb, otherwise the shed won’t have a professional appearance. Attach 2×4 slats to the floor frame, making sure you place them equally spaced.
Drill pilot holes trough the slats, countersink their head and insert the 3 1/2″ galvanized screws into the frame. Cover the plywood sheet with roofing felt, making sure the strips overlap at least 2″.
Next, attach the asphalt shingles into place, starting with the bottom left of the roof.
Leave about 1-2″ between the slats and lock them to the posts with 1 5/8″ screws, if you want to add rigidity to the wooden structure. You should decide from the very beginning if you install the trims, as the asphalt shingles have to overhang about 1-2″ on all sides of the shed. Therefore, we recommend you to check if the components are locked into place properly and structure is rigid enough to support the firewood.
PRO TIP: Fill the holes with a good wood filler and smooth the surface with medium-grit sandpaper. Apply several coats of paint or stain over the components, in order to protect them from decay. If you have enjoyed the free project, we recommend you to share it with your friends, by using the social media widgets.