Do You Need Wood Shed Plans to Build Your Perfect Garden Shed?
If you are planning on building a garden shed do you need to have a set of plans. A lot depends on our construction experience and the complexity of the she, but it can't hurt to purchase a good set of wood shed plans.
For any large project it’s a good idea to have a set of quality plans that you can refer to throughout your project. If you have built a few wood sheds in the past you may not need plans because you can visualize everything and you know all of the materials you will need.
I think a set of plans is similar to a recipe for making a great meal. The first few times I cook something I’m always referring to the recipe. Once I’ve cooked it a few times I can do it from memory or maybe only refer to the recipe once to check on quantities of ingredients. When I first went to college, I cooked a tomato meat sauce using the recipe on the box of spaghetti. Now when I’m cooking a meat sauce I don’t need the recipe and I even use a few variations along the way.
If you are comfortable with a hammer and a saw and have built a few sheds before you may still want a set of plans because they should provide you with dimensions and tips along the way. Before you purchase a set of shed plans here is a list of questions you should consider:
There are lots of different plans available on the Internet. From free shed plans to cheap, expensive and even shed plan software. Some sites will over you multiple plans in one package. These might be a little more expensive but if you decide later on you want a larger or smaller shed you are covered.
Here’s a list of what you should look for in a good set of plans:
So if you are thinking of building a shed it is a good idea to consider a good set of plans to help you along the way.
With a set of plans you can sit down before you start the construction and make modifications to the design. You might want to add a window or a door or change a few details on the construction.
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