Wood Sheds for Garden Tools

23 May, 2019
Are you looking to organize all your garden tools? Wood sheds are a perfect place to store them. And, you don't necessarily have to buy them, you could try making them yourself. 
 

In this article, we’re going to focus on wooden sheds- a great option for storing all kinds of objects, like garden tools. Sometimes, we accumulate a lot of tools, so it’s a good idea to have a place to collect and protect them.

Of course, sheds can be made of other materials, like resin and plastic. They’re usually placed outdoors, either in the yard or the garden, and are an almost indispensable part of the home.

There’s a huge variety of different sheds, and you can even find some for sale online.

Main characteristics of wood sheds

Choosing wood will give your shed a natural and rustic appearance.

You have to decide what height and size you’ll need since there are so many options. This choice is fundamentally dependent on one’s budget. The simplest model is just four walls and a roof, there isn’t even a need for a floor.

Obviously, the size you choose will depend on what you plan to use it for and what kinds of objects you plan to store in it. For example: if you’re going to store a wheelbarrow or a lawn mower inside, the shed will need a double-door instead of a simple one. Otherwise, you won’t be able to get them in and out easily.

It’s also good to keep in mind that the thicker the walls, the stronger and more durable they’ll be. Therefore, the shed can be used for a longer period of time.

If you look at more advanced examples, you’ll see that some have gutters or rainwater collectors.

When it comes to roofs, there are three types: simple slope, double slope or flat.

 

When choosing the wood, keep the following in mind: the need for fairly regular maintenance. So, you can’t just ignore it.

You have to distinguish between the different types of wood. Some, when treated, are more resistant to agents like time passing or putrefaction. It’s normal to apply some type of protective layer, like a varnish. This will increase its resistance to the elements such as rain, snow or even sun.

It’s a good idea to give your shed a little window. This will allow fresh air to circulate inside. You can also decorate the outside with some pots.

Finally, skipping to something you’ll see in the next section, it’s important to correctly choose what surface the shed will be placed on.

How to make yourself a wood shed

First, think about its function and how much space you have to work with. The first step is to decide on the shape and size that you want. The most common shape is a square or rectangle.

Next, it’s important that you fix the shed to the ground. This will prevent any accidents in the case of strong winds or storms.

It’s very important to choose the right surface to put it on, especially if the shed doesn’t have its own floor. If you decide to place it directly on the ground, make sure you’re choosing a firm and well-leveled base.

After securing the base, then you can start building the structure of the walls. This will usually be in the shape of a square or a rectangle. Place a crossbar where the roof will be. From there, you’ll place wood strips on the area of the walls, fastening them with screws.

 

Following that phase, you’ll cover the roof. You should use a material that insulates and that waterproofs the shed. After that, you’ll cover the structure of the walls, placing the necessary wood planks.

wood sheds

As we said in the previous section, you should cover the wood with protective materials, like varnish.

Lastly, you’ll put in the door and windows. These can be various shapes, sizes and materials.

Also, remember that you can paint and decorate the wood any way you’d like. However, it’s very common to see the wood left unpainted.

Organizing the tools inside the wood shed

In addition to the external appearance, we also have to give importance to the interior. You have to optimize the available space as best as you can.

To do that, you can get metal or wood shelves, nails, hooks and boxes to help organize. Try to take advantage of the highest areas in the shed. Each of your tools should have its own place.

A great idea that will help you take advantage of wall space is to place on the tools on lattices or pallets. You just have to arrange them vertically on the wall. You can also place smaller tools that are easier to lose in storage bins with wheels.

 

If you have a small house in the yard that your kids used to play with, you can reuse it. Simply switch out the toys for tools, since the storage space itself won’t change much.

So, to conclude, we want to tell you that, if you follow these tips and ideas, you’ll get a perfect shed to store everything you need.