There is nothing more gratifying than standing in front of something you built yourself, whether it's a basic doghouse built from old timber to a 4 car garage. The immense satisfaction we get from completing a project is priceless, but where do you start?
You're most likely aware of the time and effort required to plan for a project. Starting a shed or a woodworking project is a time consuming endeavor and demands that you spend countingless hours planning the materials list, taking detailed measurements and constructing your project from start to finish. Not only that, but which design? Do you want to build something simple but sturdy based on your skill level or something grand which you can brag about to your friends for years to come?
First things first, how much space do you have in the back yard for your project? This is a critical factor when choosing backyard shed plans. Next, what is your skill level? There is no point in trying to build something way beyond your capabilities, you will become frustrated, despentent and may never finish the project. Now that you've determined the size and complexity of your shed, where do you get the inspiration for your shed design?
You can look around and see what other people have done and figure out how to make something similar, you might go down to your local timber yard, they may have some plans for a simple ship or you might be able to purchase a set of plans which may or may not be to your liking. Or, you can search the internet for a site that sells plans, preferably one that you can get value for money (very important) and one that provides a large range to choose from, not only plans for deeds, but other woodworking projects that you may like to take on in the future.
Once you have a plan you like, you can gather the materials required whether new or old and get on with it, if your not so confident, ask some friends to help out, they will not only help make the job easier, it's also a great reason to socialize with some buddies, and remember, half the reason to build your own shed is not the use you get out of it at all, but simply the joy of putting it together to begin with.
Source by Don Miguel