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Building a Vinyl Shed

Building a Vinyl Shed

Vinyl sheds are the low-maintenance solution to your outdoor storage problems. The thick vinyl panels that make up the shed are durable and will neither rust nor rot. The colour you buy is the colour you get- no painting required.

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 7 hours

Constructing a Built-In Shelving Unit

Constructing a Built-In Shelving Unit

Want a more finished look for your new shelves? Then consider taking the time to plan and construct a built-in shelf system. Tucked between two windows or between a wall and a window or door, it will take on the look of custom furniture, because you can plan it to fit exactly...

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 5 hours

Make a Hidden Storage Closet

Make a Hidden Storage Closet

Add a hidden storage closet by cutting a slanted door into a stairwell. Camouflage it by painting broad stripes across the entire wall. Trick the eye further by adding a strip of matching baseboard to the bottom of the door.

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Skill: Intermediate

Time: 2 days

Building a Wood Shed - Part 1

Building a Wood Shed - Part 1

A shed is basically a small house with stud walls, windows, doors, and a roof. Shed kits are for do-it-yourselfers who want a shed without the hassle of building a house. The parts come pre-cut and ready to nail. Wood sheds include neither the floor, roofing, nor paint - ...

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Skill: Intermediate

Time: 8 hours

Make a Wall Niche

Make a Wall Niche

If you don't have the room, or don't want to make room, for a bathroom vanity, how will you find space for all the things that don't fit in a medicine cabinet? You steal it, from right inside the walls. With a little cutting and simple construction skills, you can...

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Skill: Intermediate

Time: 7 hours

Building a Subfloor

Building a Subfloor

Most shed kits don't come with a floor, so you have to decide what you want and build it yourself. If you're building on a concrete slab, a subfloor is optional: The concrete is its own subfloor. If you choose to build a subfloor over a concrete pad, anchor it to the ...

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Skill: Intermediate

Time: 8 hours

Building a Metal Shed

Building a Metal Shed

Metal sheds are an economical, relatively simply way of storing things in your yard. One of the handier things about metal sheds is that you don't necessarily need to pour or build a platform for it. Cut up a few sheets of plywood and screw them to a metal grid (sold as a...

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Skill: Intermediate

Time: 7 hours

Laying out a Shed

Laying out a Shed

Laying out a shed is the first part of building a shed, but before that, you need to plan. Does your municipality require you to set the shed back from the property line? Does it require a building permit? Is your site easy to access? Does it use space wisely? Think it through....

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 3 hours

Replacing Cabinet Hinges

Replacing Cabinet Hinges

Replacing hinges on your cabinet doors is easy enough, but plan to take your time – you'll need to remove each door to work on it. Place a soft cloth on a nearby countertop to use as a work surface. Take care not to drop any tools on your countertops.

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 2 hours

Constructing a Concrete Slab Foundation

Constructing a Concrete Slab Foundation

Though it isn't strictly necessary, a concrete slab makes the best foundation for your shed. Exactly how you build it varies. If your soil is firm, remove the grass and pour the slab on grade. If your soil is unstable, excavate and pour a gravel bed, compact it, and build...

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Skill: Intermediate

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Applying Trim, Hardware, and Paint To a Wood Shed

Applying Trim, Hardware, and Paint To a Wood Shed

Applying trim, hardware, and paint to your new wood shed are the finishing touches that will help your shed to last longer.

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 5 hours

Installing Stationary Brackets

Installing Stationary Brackets

It's true – simple one-piece, 90-degree-bend shelf brackets are visually unobtrusive. For greatest strength, however, choose brackets with an additional diagonal support. In either case, it's best to attach the bracket's longer arm to the wall and use the shorter...

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Skill: Beginner

Time: 2 hours

 
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