Obviously, you can store pretty much any small to medium sized object in a backyard shed. Wooden sheds can be much more that just a small building for storage. Even though they are called “sheds”, they can be used as a guesthouse, pool cabana, workshop, artist studio, playhouse for the kids, etc.
The best part is, they can be converted fairly easily from one use to another. If done correctly, a wooden shed can be used for a couple of purposes at the same time. For example, a pool cabana is not only used to change into a swimsuit, but is also a great place to store the pool supplies and any chemicals that should be stored away from the main house.
You may be asking yourself, “why should I build one?” Wooden sheds make great starter projects for anyone wanting to learn to be handier around the house. And, they are actually fun to build. The only time it requires is approximately one weekend to complete.
Aside from WHAT the shed will be used for is WHY a wooden shed? Sheds made from wood may cost more than a metal or plastic shed, but the real value is the long-term satisfaction you get from having a shed made from natural materials. Not only are they more pleasing to the eye, you have more options from a shed that is custom built from a set of shed plans.
Metal or plastic sheds are not as easy to modify or add on to as it is to wooden sheds. And, if repairs are required, they are quicker and less expensive to make on a wooden shed. You’ll know what I mean if you have ever tried to fix a dented metal shed.
For building sheds, cedar is the best type of wood to use. Besides its distinct aroma, cedar has the added benefit of being naturally resistant to bugs and rot.
Another great option is to purchase a wooden shed kit. Kits come in various degrees of assembly depending on the manufacturer. Shed kits are a fast and easy way to get a shed up in your backyard.