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Cost of Building A Shed

Thinking of building a shed yourself?  You might be asking, well how much is this oging to cost me?  Let’s go through the decision making process and see some real life examples:   Let’s assume for a minute you will be building a 8×10 Gable Shed....

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Picking the Right Spot for Your Shed

A shed can add beauty to your garden or backyard—or it can detract from it. You might build a very good-looking shed, but if it is improperly placed, you may have wasted all your effort, time, and money on something that is hardly an asset. It is important that you...

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Shed Building Series: How to Build a Gambrel Shed

A gambrel shed, also known as a barn shed, combines the traditional shed design with generous overhead storage space. The gambrel roof has two roof slopes on each side of the ridge with a steeper slope on the lower part to provide extra headroom. A gambrel shed can...

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Maritime Day

Maritime Day is Sunday, May 22, and if the annual occasion has you longing for a day on the beach, you’re not alone. Many of us hear the call of the ocean, but far fewer have access to it on a regular basis. If you are an ocean-lover, you can bring the sea to your...

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Shed Buying Guide [infographic]

If you want to choose the best garden shed, there are things you need to consider. First, you need to choose the right material for your shed. It must be sturdy, no leaks, huge enough to accommodate everything you plan to store and have good access. You need to choose...

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Creative Sheds for Mother’s Day

Don’t forget Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 14. It is, of course, a day dedicated to honoring the mothers, grandmothers, and other mother figures in our lives. It can be hard to pick the perfect Mother’s Day present. No tangible gift will likely convey the depth of...

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Do You Need a Permit to Build a Shed?

Building a shed in the backyard is becoming a popular practice among homeowners. A shed is a very functional structure that could be used for different purposes, such as for storage of garden tools and supplies, a small getaway when the house becomes too crowded and...

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Why Choose DIY-Plans

With the do-it-yourself craze raging, people are eager toget their hands dirty and create things on their own. There’s a certain gratification that comes with working hard to produce something tangible. Building a shed is one pursuit that will expand your skill set....

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Modern Shed Designs

The garden is no longer the exclusive domain of plants and shrubs. Water features, sitting areas, and structures such as gazebos, pergolas, and sheds are now common features of a garden. Gazebos and pergolas are attractive, but they are expensive and have few...

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Choosing the Best Material for Your Shed

A shed is constructed for different purposes, including to provide storage space and to serve as a private getaway. A shed can serve as an extension of your house and can be built in all different sizes, shapes, styles, and materials. The following are the best...

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Shed Building Mistakes To Avoid [infographic]

There are things you need to consider when building a shed. Make sure not to make the most common shed building mistakes by planning what type of shed you’re going to buy. It must be made from high-quality materials in order to survive all kinds of weather conditions,...

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National Poetry Month

Introduced by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is celebrated each April in order to increase awareness of and appreciation for poetry. Schools, libraries, publishers, booksellers, and poets—from amateurs to experts—all join in the...

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