Most every spring lately, my wife plants a small garden — lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and such. Of course, this makes it necessary for her to have shovels, hoes, a wagon and other assorted gardening essentials; she even bought a small tiller (yeah, right, guess who ends up doing the tilling). Naturally, she also has an assortment of topsoil, pots of all kinds, bags of fertilizer, etc., etc., etc. If you happen to find yourself in a similar situation, and you do not want your garage used as housing for all this stuff, you may need to do a bit of shopping for a good set of outdoor garden shed plans.
I hate to break it to you, but, even though a garden shed building project is not overly complicated and can actually be enjoyable, there are many things that must be considered when building such a structure. For example, if you live in a northerly climate, you need to consider the amount of snow that you get. Snow is very heavy, and most shed plans provide for a fairly flat roof pitch; some even provide for small spec lumber which can collapse under the stress of heavy snow.
Or, perhaps you live in an area where it gets hot in the summer. In that case you will want to include roof venting so that the heat will not damage the shed’s contents. It is also not a good idea at all to attempt to save money by using cheap lumber that will quickly rot. Instead, use pressure treated wood and seal it with a premium quality finish.
Security is another issue do-it-yourselfers often do not consider. Sheds are a great temptation for people looking to steal things to sell at flea markets and other venues (of course, not as easy as just picking things up out of your yard, which is probably where the stuff is now). So, be sure and use a good heavy door with a solid lock.
It would also be a good idea to choose a set of plans for a shed that is a little larger that what you need now. Believe me, it does not take long for it to fill up!
An outdoor shed is a great addition and worth the investment. Remember, a good set of outdoor garden shed plans will make the job much easier and will save you a lot of headaches, time and money.