You don’t have to have a lot of extra money to build wooden sheds in your backyard. The process is simple and, in the end, is definitely worth the extra effort. If you have just a little bit of experience with basic carpentry tools, then an inexpensive wooden shed is well within reach.
We should start by assessing your needs. Will you be using your shed as a backyard retreat that you will decorate and furnish? Or perhaps you’ll be storing that riding mower that’s made its home in your garage.
Size is another important consideration. It much easier to determine the size shed that will work best once you’ve decided how you will be using it.
Next step, online research. A really good starting point is to look for images of wooden sheds. Get an idea of what will suit your needs by searching through the hundreds of photos available. Once you’ve picked out a few, you can now search for shed plans. A wide selection can be easily downloaded for an average price of around $5.00US. But there are a few that you can get free.
Wood pallets make a great option for material since we are talking about a limited budget. By using the boards from the pallets, complete sheds have been built. About $4.00US will get you a decent pallet. If you do some research, you should be able to find them free of charge. A lot of companies recycle their barely used pallets. I found a company that was happy to let me have as many as I needed. All I had to do was ask.
By using the wood from the pallets, you won’t be able to use the shed plans precisely as they have drawn, but you will be able to use it as a guide for things like dimensions. The pallets can be used for everything from the foundation to the door.
If you’ve done your homework, its conceivable that the only items you’ll have to buy are the shingles, hardware and paint. Fortunately, even the shingles can be found a reduced prices if someone has overestimated a project and has extra you can purchase.
With a little resourcefulness and basic carpentry skills, a “new” shed is just a weekend away.