By building a shed yourself, craft, or create anything out of wood, you get many benefits, other than the main purpose of the project. We could call them positive side effects. Unlike many medical prescriptions which often come with a list of negative side effects, and some quite serious or even fatal.
I have listed five positive side effects of building a shed yourself instead of
getting someone else to build it for you. These can also apply to any woodworking
project you do in or around the home.
1. A change of normal activity. If your regular job is in an office, in a
classroom, or in any stressful situation, it can be quite relaxing to engage in
some woodworking project in the evening or weekends, even if you hardly feel up to
it. The old saying, “a change is as good as a rest” can still apply.
2. Get woodworking experience to tackle more difficult tasks in the future. If
you are new to woodworking, you can start with a simple project and gradually
attempt more difficult ones. However, if you decide to build a vinyl or steel shed
which comes with all the panels, hardware, and instructions, it would be quite easy
to assemble, so that the only woodworking required would be to construct the base.
3. Realize a cost savings. If you are trying to squeeze a garden shed out of an
already tight budget, then build it yourself to save on labour costs. You can
also search building supply stores for specials, and sale prices on materials of
To build a shed you don’t have to purchase a lot of expensive tools.
Simply buy economy tools that you need for the job, and even some of those can be
bought at thrift shops or garage sales.
4. Good healthy exercise; If your Your job involves sitting most of the day,
then spending some time envenings and weekends building a shed can help to put
some of those seldom used muscles to work.
5..A sense of accomplishment; It’s always lots of fun and a good feeling to be able
to build something useful which you and the rest of the family can enjoy. It’s
an activity inwhich even the whole family can get involved.
The biggest hurdle in building the garden shed or any other storage shed might be
the planning stage and to decide on the kind of building to construct. You can find
lots of pictures of sheds by browsing the internet. To help with the planning, I
would recommend that you look at several sites that offer 12500 to 16000 different
woodworking plans. They can be bought at a very low cost, downloaded to your
computer, and printed out as needed. Most of these packages contain blueprints
for well over a hundred different shed designs. This could be a great help in
deciding what to build. I wish this would have been available when I build my shed
eleven years ago. I might even have made a better choice.
You can find a review of some of those sites by clicking on Find Woodworking Project Ideas Online . at the bottom of the right sidebar.