Small Shed Build

After years of constantly juggling with the limited space in the garage, it was well past time to give ourselves a little breathing room. Sadly, since we are in a subdivision in the city limits, there is only so much we can do for out buildings. No 40’x40’ pole barns, but an 8’x12’ shed falls just under the square footage amount required for building permits in our berg.

We caught a sale at Lowes for one of their DIY shed kits. Actually getting the shed turned out to be an ordeal (Lowes inventory system left a little something to be desired). In the end, we got the shed loaded up into the F-250 and dropped it off in the garage:

Sara L.: Emerald Green House &emdash;

I had previously prepped the building site by digging down 6” and refilling it with compacted rock. This gave us a good solid base that will drain well and keep the shed from settling over time. One weekend my brother and father came over and we hammered the thing together. The back yard looked like a bit of a shed explosion:
Sara L.: Emerald Green House &emdash;

Sara L.: Emerald Green House &emdash;

While the shed kit provided enough material for a basic shed, we wanted to make sure it would hold up for several years. Lots of additional lumber went into the floor faming and walls to make everything 16” centers. Putting the subfloor together in the driveway:
Sara L.: Emerald Green House &emdash;

Dragging it to the back yard:
Sara L.: Emerald Green House &emdash;

Putting it in place on the piers:
Sara L.: Emerald Green House &emdash;

Started slapping the walls up:
Sara L.: Emerald Green House &emdash;
Sara L.: Emerald Green House &emdash;

Almost done:
Sara L.: Emerald Green House &emdash;

Painted and done:
Sara L.: Emerald Green House &emdash;

Originally, the wife and I had planned on knocking this little project out ourselves. I’m glad we didn’t and instead waited until we had additional hands as it made things go together much quicker and better. So while you could put one of these kits together with a couple of people, more folks make it much easier.