Wooden Garden Sheds
Many people have items for home and garden that they simply do not have room for in a basement, attic or crawl space area. Wooden garden sheds are an attractive and functional solution to this problem. You can purchase this type of outdoor building from a variety of manufacturers or construct one yourself. The first step is deciding where you want to place your wood storage shed, and also what size you need it to be. Even if you choose to build your own wooden garden shed, going to a manufacturer to view different sizes can help you figure out which size is best for you.
Wooden garden sheds are handy for holding all kinds of outdoor items. People keep their lawn mowers, bicycles, tools, paint, garden implements and more in these buildings. Other popular materials for storage sheds include vinyl and metal, although neither of these are as traditional or natural as wood. The key to a durable shed is to choose a wood that is weatherproof for outdoor use. Also it is important to keep pests such as wood-eating termites away. This can be accomplished not only by using a certain kind of finish but also choosing a naturally durable and pest repellent wood.
Teak is a hardwood that is naturally resistant to weather damage because of the natural oils it contains. It can be expensive, because of its superior quality. Also, many people love the natural color of this wood. It is used to make hardwood floors and patio furniture in addition to wooden garden sheds. Cedar is another good choice for your wooden garden shed because the natural oils and scent of the wood keeps pests at bay. You can also choose a wood storage shed made from other woods like pine that is finished with weatherproof varnish. Storage sheds can be painted or left natural and finished with a clear coat. They come in different styles, some of which look like small houses complete with windows.
Your wood storage shed can be used to store garden tools, workshop tools, bicycles, lawn mowers, house paint and supplies and much more. In addition to the interior space you can make use of the walls and hang hooks or shelves for even more storage space. After you've chosen the size and style of the shed you want, the next thing to do is figure out if you want to have it installed by a manufacturer or build it yourself. If you decide to go it alone, you will need blueprints and instructions, as well as all the necessary tools and supplies. Building a wooden garden shed can be a fulfilling weekend project, especially if you enjoy woodworking and have someone to help you with the more difficult aspects.
Wooden garden sheds may even raise the value of your home if they are placed in the right location and made with quality. Most every homeowner with a reasonably sized yard can use a storage shed, even if it is just a small one for garden supplies.