This previous spring, my dad and mom offered my childhood residence, which meant I used to be left with no workshop (my workshop was in a small shed of their yard)… and since I stay in a studio condominium, I used to be stranded with no place to run my small enterprise or construct tasks! So, this summer season my dad and I labored collectively to construct a 12×12 shed from a DIY Shed Kit and switch that shed into my new workshop!
As somebody who has a ardour for woodworking, however, doesn’t have entry to a storage or business area, a shed was an incredible choice for creating a store area. Even higher, I’m sharing how we tackled our shed construct in hopes of displaying you the way tangible it’s to create your very own residence workshop in your yard shed!
Psst… wish to watch all the construct course of? Check out my Shed-Shop Series on my YouTube channel!
Phase 1: Building A Shed Foundation
Building code and legislation differs in each city, so make certain to do a little analysis earlier than constructing your shed! We have been allowed to construct a 12×12 construction with no allow and we couldn’t construct on prime of concrete, so we opted for a 2×6 strain handled lumber on cement blocks and gravel footings.
We additionally used 5/8” exterior grade plywood for the flooring and I stained them utilizing decking stain!
Phase 2: Building The Shed
Once the muse was sturdy and stage, it was time to get to work on the shed! Since we have been pressed for time, we opted for a 12×12 DIY Shed Kit, which got here delivered straight to our area in labeled and pre-cut items (it was like beginning a recreation with a handicap and it was superior).
The equipment additionally got here with the entire constructing provides to hitch the boards collectively in addition to with a step-by-step instruction guide! The construct was simply as straightforward as following the directions within the guide. In reality, we have been surprisingly capable of construct the shed in two days!
Phase 3: Shingling The Shed Roof
Once the shed was constructed, it was time to shingle the roof. We began by laying out a layer of roofing paper and attaching it with staples. We then put in a drip edge alongside the perimeters of the roof.
Next, we added a starter roll alongside each fringe of the roof after which started to put in shingles with a hammer and roofing nails. We labored from the underside of the roof towards the height. As we made progress, we used a hook blade to take away any extra overhang. Once we obtained to the highest, we put in ridge shingles.
Phase 4: Installing Windows & Trim
While home windows are completely non-obligatory in a workspace, I actually needed some pure mild in my new store to assist with product images. So, I selected to put in 4 massive home windows that have been made for the shed equipment I picked! I needed to reduce openings within the shed partitions to put in, however, they match completely in between the studs from the DIY Shed Kit, so set up was a breeze!
I additionally made positive to seal the home windows from the within and outdoors (after portray and putting in the outside trim).
Phase 5: Insulating Your Workspace (Optional)
Because I’ll be counting on my shed-shop year-round, I made a decision to spray insulate the within of the shed (which, was a lot simpler than I believed it might be)! I used a DIY Spray Foam Kit to insulate the within of the store in lower than a few hours!
Once my store was insulated, I closed up the partitions with plywood, pegboard, and ornamental wooden planks (who says workshops should be boring)!
Phase 6: Organizing & Customizing Your Shed-Shop
No matter how large your area is, organizing is crucial! Simple fixes akin to including pegboard and workbench storage in your instruments and provides go a good distance!
I’m not solely so enthusiastic about my new area, however I couldn’t wait to share it with you all and inform you that you just don’t want a number of area to create a customized and delightful workshop area in your house!
I can’t wait to get began on some new tasks in my shed-shop!
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