Putting Up a New Shed


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Old 03-05-10, 04:47 PM
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I have a 2 bdrm house and the 2nd bdrm is a catch-all. I don't have a garage.
I'm wanting to put up a new 8x10 or so shed. I won't build it or put it together, I'll hire someone.
I'd like the most space for my money of course, and at a reasonable price- nothing fancy.
Should I go with a wooden one? Metal one? The Life-Time sheds are way too expensive for me.
What kind of floor would be decent to have?
Would it be cheaper or more expensive to find some plans and have a wooden one built instead of a kit?
How would I get a kit to my house? I just don't know how these things are done.
Maybe you guys know a website or something.
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Old 03-06-10, 05:51 AM
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For myself, I would build with wood and a shingle roof.

Free plans are available on line.

Make a list of materials needed and go to your building supplier and price each item. You may want to develop lists for two or three sizes of sheds.

You may be able to borrow a truck from a friend to haul the materials. Some stores have trucks for rent.

All of the above is DIY.

Another option is to get estimates from contractors for a turn-key job. Good luck with your project.
 
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Old 03-06-10, 06:39 AM
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You have the option of a wood floor or placing the shed on a concrete slab. It has been many years since I lived in Salina, but one of my childhood memories was going out to the areal target range with my dad. He would always go over to the observation sheds and slap the side to upset the rattlesnakes underneath. I have always thought that was a good reason for a slab foundation under a shed .

A shed is a great learner project, especially with the help available here, as so many have been there done that. I have to finish trimming the one I built last year and start another.

You may also want to check the tax people to see if there is a size threshold where the taxes kick in. Some do some don't.

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Old 03-06-10, 04:19 PM
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Dawter,

Everything that Wirepuller and Bud have already told you, and a few other things you need to check into.

MOST jurisdictions will allow you to build a 120 sq. ft. or less shed without a permit. Anything larger than that needs one. And then there are LOCAL rules that come into play. Check with YOUR local bldg. dept. before you do anything else and find out what THEIR rules are. There are all kinds of variations that may exist.

Delivery of the material -- the big box stores will RENT you a truck that you load yourself (they may or may not help, depending on how busy they are). A local lumber yard will deliver the material to your house, but will charge some nominal fee for that. (The ones that I've dealt with in the past 20 years or so have been in the range of about $50 per load, and they can get it all in one load.)

Slab or wood floor -- I would do a slab. Cheaper, and lasts longer. It's a shed, not a house, and you won't have any utilities under the slab.

Around here there are literally hundres of contractors or handymen who have sheds on display at various places. They have a sign on them -- "This shed built on your site for $$" -- How many "$$" depends on the size and design. Look around and get a few quotes. They won't cost you anything.
 
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Old 03-06-10, 05:31 PM
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Thank you so much. I appreciate the help.
 
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Old 03-18-10, 05:26 PM
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I just now received this email from DIY:

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My town requires a permit for anything over 10' by 10', so that kind of stuff might be a factor.
 
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Different jurisdictions have different requirements and different rules that you will have to play by.

CHECK before you start building!!
 
 

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