Optimizing storage in the shedI have already started to optimize some of the storage space in the shed. One of my goals was to have a better place to store the car trailer, but I also wanted to use the space above it.
I'm glad I built the walls the way I did. With the sheet metal siding screwed into 2x4's and 2x6's, I didn't end up with any screw points sticking through. Sharp points sticking out of walls is just an invitation for nasty scratches!
I spread a few buckets of coarse gravel that I had on the ground. I laid old scraps of pressure treated 2x6s on top of that. I always end up keeping scraps like that, so this was a good way to use them up. But looking through the hedge behind the shed, I could see a pile of used 2x6 scraps behind my neighbour's pool. They had been there for years, and I asked if I could use them. I think he was glad to be rid of them.
I didn't have enough 2x6s to cover the whole floor, so the area under the trailer is just soil and gravel. I see people throwing out patio stones from time to time, so next time I see some on the curb, I'll use them for the shed floor. Cheap things come to those who wait!
My one regret so far - the shed is about 90 square feet, and the maximum allowable for a shed like that is 108 square feet (10 square meters). I should have built it larger!
Wooden sheds are sturdier, but if you "buy" a wooden shed, you really just get a kit consisting of pre-cut parts, so you still end up building it yourself. Might as well start from scratch.
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