The Ultimate Guide to Yard and Garden Sheds: Plan, Design, Build

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Storage and garden sheds can add value to any property. Ultimate Guide to Yard and Garden Sheds helps readers make the decisions necessary to obtain maximum value from a new shed. The book covers general principles of selecting a shed style and picking a site for the building. Inspirational photo galleries display the many types of sheds available today. The construction of five different styles of sheds-gable-end potting shed, attached tool shed, gambrel yard shed, salt-box garden/tractor shed, and shed/studio ...
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Overview

Storage and garden sheds can add value to any property. Ultimate Guide to Yard and Garden Sheds helps readers make the decisions necessary to obtain maximum value from a new shed. The book covers general principles of selecting a shed style and picking a site for the building. Inspirational photo galleries display the many types of sheds available today. The construction of five different styles of sheds-gable-end potting shed, attached tool shed, gambrel yard shed, salt-box garden/tractor shed, and shed/studio kit-are explained in full detail, step by step. Readers will learn key construction techniques, including how to build and install foundations, floors, walls, roofs, doors, windows, and accessories through easy-to-follow photo sequences. Ultimate Guide to Yard and Garden Sheds is a valuable resource for anyone planning on building a shed or having one installed on a property.
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A shed is perfect structure for added storage, workshops, or living space, and Wagner, who has written many books on building constructions, supplies expert instruction on building one. But while the book has the fantastic layout and organization expected of the "Ultimate Guide" series, it is a cheat. There are designs and instruction to construct three not terribly interesting sheds, but the publishers would like you to buy 12 shed blueprints via a tear-out form. Sure, the chapters on foundation, framing, and construction are good, but this information can be found with many more building projects in Wagner's previous book, Barns, Sheds, and Outbuildings. Not recommended. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580112802
  • Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2006
  • Series: Ultimate Guide
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

John D. Wagner has been involved with the construction trade for over 20 years. His work has appeared in numerous magazines, including Journal of Light Construction, Builder, and Today’s Homeowner. Wagner is the author of three other Creative Homeowner books: House Framing; Drywall: Pro Tips for Hanging & Finishing; and Barns, Sheds and Outbuildings. He lives in Montpelier, Vermont.

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Table of Contents

Ultimate Guide to Yard and Garden Sheds

Table of Contents

Introduction 8

Chapter 1 Preparing to Build

Choosing a Shed Size

Picking an Architectural Style

Site Evaluation for Foundations

Chapter 2 Tools and Materials

Tools

Ladders, Scaffolds & Fall Protection

Lumber

Plywood & Panel Products

Fasteners

Chapter 3 Foundation Choices

Types of Foundations

Block Foundations

Treated-Timber Skids

Working with Concret

Piers & Posts

Concrete Footings

Concrete Slabs

Chapter 4 Building Practices

Floor Framing

Installing the Subfloor

Wall Framing

Windows & Doors

Framing Roofs

Roofing Measurement

Gable Framing

Shed Roofs

Roof Trusses

Gambrel Roofs

Wall Sheathing

Roof Sheathing

Adding Electrical Power

 

 

Chapter 5 Saltbox Garden Shed

Building the Shed

The Foundation

The Walls

Roof Framing

Applying Roofing

The Trim Pieces

The Siding

Chapter 6 Gambrel Yard Shed

Building the Gambrel Shed

The Foundation

The Walls

Making Trusses

The Roofing

Front Wall and Door

Finishing Touches

Chapter 7 Gable Potting Shed

Building the Gable Shed

The Floor

The Walls

Roof Framing

Doors and Windows

Siding and Trim

The Roof

Glossary

Index

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