Building your own shed is a great DIY project, and you can make the plans as simple or as creative as you wish. This page offers photos and examples of the best shed designs to give you inspiration.
I built my own solar-battery-charged shed to hold my fishing gear so I don't have to carry it all down to the pond with me. Here's what I did (with photos and instructions).
Don't buy an expensive outdoor kitchen and BBQ island set from the store. It is easy, cheap, and fun to build your own.
Here's how we did a new deck with steps on one side: 1) Measure the area, and draw out what you want to build. Tools: Graph paper, pencil, tape measure, laser level if available. Details: - Read all the steps first, then plan things out. -...
Learn how and where to locate used grain bins. You can use them for grain storage or even for housing. I'll let you know how to tell a good quality bin from one of poor quality.
A how-to with photos and discussion, showing how to take down your old grain bin for moving or complete removal. Be sure to check out the comments for further discussion and advice.
I accidentally locked my poultry in their house with a hawk for a night, yet my chickens survived. Photos of the Brown Goshawk in the chicken run.
What decisions and steps are involved in designing and building a steel building? This article reviews plans for a 40 x 60 shop, a very common building on ranches and dairies. Robert A. Avila, PE has designed hundreds of steel buildings in the U.S. and abroad.
Think your postage stamp-sized balcony is a waste of space? Think again! Instead of using it as a receptacle for dead plants and your old bike, turn it into your personal outdoor retreat!
How to paint your garden shed into a piece of art and enhance your garden. With some paint color ideas and a few accessories for the finishing touches you can make your shed look amazing. I show you that painting your shed can be fun.
The three Ameraucana hens needed a new, larger coop and I wanted a greenhouse with a sink, so my neighbor, Shawn Thompson, who is an excellent carpenter and all around handyman, designed and built my chicken chateau and greenhouse duplex. Now the...
My journey to furnishing our decking, a garden room adjoining our conservatory to our back garden, with seating, planters, lighting and décor; balancing aesthetics, comfort and functionality.
The chronicles of our Shed-Raising adventure. Fun, humor, danger, and storage room all combine in the up and down tale. Building a 2-floor shed was a major undertaking, but with a plan in hand and family to help, we got it done.
Step-by-step instructions on how I built an outdoor, wood-fired sauna by taking advantage of an existing small outbuilding and an old fireplace insert.
Outdoor pergolas are structures that can be used to cover a patio, garden or deck area in your backyard. A pergola is used to cover an area but still leaving the area exposed to the elements and nature. Many homeowners fall in love with the...
If you're planning to build your own greenhouse or to purchase a premanufactured greenhouse kit, you will need to decide what transparent material will be best suited for the walls and roof or your greenhouse. Depending on your application, you may...
If you can make a mud pie, you can make an oven from clay, sand, and a bit of labor. Here's my account of building a low cost wood fired oven using easy-to-find material. Pizza, bread, and fun!