Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Sheds, 3rd Edition: Design & Build a Shed: - Complete Plans - Step-by-Step How-To

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Sheds, 3rd Edition: Design & Build a Shed: - Complete Plans - Step-by-Step How-To

by Cool Springs Press


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Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Sheds has the perfect plan for anyone who is building his or her own tool shed, habitable shed, and many more.

The most popular plans from previous editions are preserved, from small garage-style sheds with overhead doors, to kit sheds, to contemporary utility sheds with a dramatic flair. This new edition delves into new styles that are drawing strong interest today, including tiny sheds, miniature tool sheds, and even small habitable sheds that are designed to function mostly as a quiet retreat for practicing a particular hobby or activity. As with all of the hardworking, practical sheds from earlier editions, the new varieties include full-color step by step photos, complete building plan drawings with cutting lists, and clear how-to instructions.

Shed-building, like any other building process, starts with good techniques. That's why the general skills section has been updated and improved. With this complete guide, you can build just about any shed you dream of. Plus, you'll find information on new tools and products that will make your project go faster and more smoothly. Rounded out with helpful information on important considerations like siting and zoning, Black & Decker Complete Guide to Sheds 3rd Edition truly is a complete guide to this very popular DIY activity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591866732
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
Publication date: 02/15/2017
Series: Black & Decker Complete Guide Series
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 379,429
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

The Editors of Cool Springs Press have produced the highest quality DIY home improvement books for more than 30 years. In conjunction with the experts at BLACK+DECKER™ they have combined resources to create more than 200 home improvement titles that provide consumers and weekend DIYers with the information they need to get the job done right. Their books have set the standard for do-it-yourself publishing, featuring clear, professional photography and concise step-by-step instructions that get straight to the point. View our full catalog at or connect with us on Facebook (, Twitter (@quartohomes), or Pinterest (

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Building Basics 9

Choosing a Site for Your Shed 10

Anatomy of a Shed 12

Lumber & Hardware 13

Building Foundations 14

Ramps, Steps & Decks 24

Shed Projects 31

Small Sheds 32

Lean-To Tool Shed 36

Mini Garden Shed 46

Garbage & Recycling Shed 54

Call Box Shed 62

Bike Shed 70

Medium Sheds 78

Modern Utility Shed 84

Timber-Frame Shed 98

Gothic Playhouse 110

Salt Box Storage Shed 124

Large Sheds 146

Clerestory Studio 154

Sunlight Garden Shed 168

Gambrel Garage 182

Convenience Shed 198

Kit Sheds 212

How to Build a Metal Kit Shed 216

How to Build a Large Wood Kit Shed 222

How to Build a Wood Kit Shed 228

Shed Maintenance & Repair 237

Painting a Metal Shed 238

Jacking up a Shed 240

Installing Wooden Doors on a Metal Shed 242

Replacing Rotted or Damaged Shed Wood 244

Installing an Anchor Cable 248

Resources 250

Photo Credits 251

Metric Conversion Charts 252

Index 254

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