If you are a pack rat and your garage stores everything but your car, consider building a storage shed. A storage shed may be professionally built or a do-it-yourself project. Take this quiz to see what you know about how to build a storage shed.
How does pressure-treated lumber differ from untreated lumber?
resists insect infestation
For what component of the storage shed is it important to use pressure-treated lumber?
bottom plate of the walls
What type of pressure-treated wood should be used for floors?
How long should it take a skilled carpenter to build a storage shed?
For building a storage shed, where do you find out what kind of permits you will need?
Before building, why would you need to check with your homeowners association?
Why may you want to notify your neighbors of your intention to install a storage shed?
You may need your neighbors' approval.
Your neighbors' may want to use the shed.
Your neighbors' may help you build the shed.
What type of foundation may extend the life of your storage shed?
What are skids made of?
long cuts of lumber
To determine whether a surface is level or plumb, what tool should you use?
If you plan on moving the storage shed, what type of footing should you choose?
When determining the size of a storage shed, what should you consider?
what you will store
style of your home
What effect may frost heaves cause?
movement of frozen soil
If your garage is so cluttered that you cannot park your car inside, what do-it-yourself project may be a good idea?
a three-car garage
a storage shed
a dog house
What are the limitations of prefabricated storage sheds?
Where can you find storage shed building plans?
home improvement stores
Which part of the storage shed plan is easily changed?
size of the windows
size of the doors
If you use wooden-skids instead of a foundation, what may be used to anchor the shed to the ground?
To build the shed, how much will the materials cost?