Committed gardeners prefer to have gardening tools in a special garden shed where all the tools can be stored to keep them away from moisture. A dedicated garden tool shed is better than leaving them strewn about in a garage, therefore having good garden shed plans is important.
You can order a garden tool shed off the net or if you are handy with tools you can build one yourself. Before doing either, try to figure out how much you are going to store inside. Once the shed is ready, you will need to have shelves and racks for the tools.
Kinds of tool sheds
Garden shed come in several types and sizes. They could be all wood or a mixture of wood and metal. The metal sheds are likely to be of aluminum as they are light and easy to assemble. All-plastic sheds are also popular. The prices vary depending on how sturdy and lasting the material is.
Before you order the shed, check whether you need to assemble it yourself. Some of the advertisements may display heavy discounts. But they may be available only on the tiniest or the largest ones.
If you are not able to decide on the size you want, a good idea is to arrange all your tools on the lawn and measure the space it occupies. This will give you a rough idea of your minimum requirement. It is better to have the door opening outwards. Position the door in such a way that it opens on to a path. It’s a good idea if you can have the shed in a not-so-prominent place in the garden.
How to build your own shed?
If you are not happy with the ready-made garden tool sheds you could build your own shed. This is a good idea if the area available is oddly shaped. The internet is full of blue-prints for garden sheds for sale. Before you rush off to buy one, see if you can see pictures of the finished goods. You should also be able to see the plans in detail beforehand.
Better still go for a free plan. Some of these plans come with suggestions for alterations. Talk to friends who may have constructed garden sheds from scratch. Figure out how much these cost as it will be possible to budget better.