“Honey, I’m going to build a shed,” said my husband. My thoughts:
“Why in the world does he want to do that?!” What I actually said:
“That’s great, hon! When are you starting?”
And so began the DIY project from HELL! Okay, okay. That maybe a teeny bit of an exaggeration, but it felt hellish at the time.
My wonderful man is all for saving a dollar or two, and what better way to save a buck then to build your own shed? Even though he’d never done it before.
It turns that even with zero woodworking experience; you actually can build an amazing shed in a weekend with little experience. However, you will need to have a detailed plan for the project.
Unfortunately, though, as hubby and I quickly found out, most shed plans sold by woodworking publishers today won’t help you. In this post, we’re going to tell why this is the case and how MyShedPlans saved my husbands project as well as my sanity.
So what’s MyShedPlans all about and who is it for?
Ryan Henderson, a professional craftsman and educator, gives you a variety of shed plans to help you build any kind shed at home. He has put together a collection of 12, 000 shed plans with different styles and designs. And you don’t need to have woodworking experience to use the plans; they are detailed enough and come with “hold-you-by-the-hand” step by step instructions.
As mentioned earlier, the shed plans sold by woodworking publishers can’t help you. When my husband decided he was going to build a shed, I went online, bought the cheapest shed plan I could get for him and he started following it. He got the tools, the 2×4’s, and even began cutting everything to size.
He didn’t make much progress; He got stuck not knowing how to get from one point in the plan to another. And I got stuck with a horrendous mess in my backyard, right when prime backyard entertaining time was starting.
And this is a man who can put together even the most complicated IKEA furniture with the worst instructions imaginable. (A nifty skill he picked up working for IKEA as a teen.)
With my summer entertainment plans threatened because of the disastrous mess in my backyard, I did the only thing I knew to do. I took to “the Google,” as my grandmother calls it, and started searching for help. Any help.
I learned a lot in my research, like a lot of the plans sold by publishers are not even written by woodworkers. (Which probably explained why my husband was having a hard time with the plan he had.) They are written by ghost-writers who have never touched a chisel or a piece of lumber in their life. So, such plans often have wrong instructions, are either too dumbed down or they’re way too complicated.
I learned that a good shed plan can ONLY be written by a woodworker with experience building a lot of projects and teaching the craftsmanship to others. Which makes perfect sense.
Gratefully, I came across Ryan’s shed plans, which made it possible for hubby to salvage and complete the project he’d started (with a little help from our son) within the shortest time possible.
If you are going to invest your money, energy, and time in building a shed by yourself, then you need a detailed plan that has everything you need to know about building a perfect shed. The plan should also include all the important factors you need to consider when building a shed, from the most basic to the most critical.
MyShedPlans was arguably one of the best places I could find a complete plans with no critical steps left out. Also, the plans have different designs and styles. So you will get to compare the styles and designs and build a shed that stands out.
Among other things, the plans will give you;
- Views from all angles. This will help you see how everything will look before you start building.
- Step-by-step instructions. The instructions are so detailed you’ll know exactly what to do in every step.
- Lists of materials and cutting lists, so you know what to buy, the quantity, and how to cut the materials. The cutting lists include measurements.
- 3D drawings
- CAD designed drawings
- “Used for” labels to help you know what each material is used for and when you will need it.
Visit MyShedPlans today, get your plans and complete your shed most inexpensively and quickly and without all the hassle that we had to go through.