If you’ve built a wooden garden shed before then you probably already know what tools you need. You can actually visualize the project and plan for everything in advance. However, for a newbie DIY person knowing what tools you need is imperative prior to even starting the project. Below we discuss the most common tools you’ll need to start building an outdoor shed.
Garden Shed Plans
The first thing is to get a good set of wooden garden shed plans. Every building project is different. The plans you purchase will also vary in terms of footing, structure etc. Some shed plans will outline how to build it on wooden skids. This makes it easy to move the shed. This is especially good if you’re moving around a lot. Traditionally, wooden pots and cable anchored sheds can be built.
The most basic of tools required to build a wooden garden shed is a hammer. A hammer is obviously used to nail large and small wooden posts. Hammers are also used to pry out nails which for a newbie builder is very important. Since, this allows them to correct mistakes during construction.
Every garden shed plans you purchase will call for accurate measuring. You need to be able to accurately measure length and breath of the wood used. Ideally, you should have an extendable carpenter’s measuring tape.
Cutting pieces of wood is a big part of building a wooden shed. You will need to cut often thick pieces of wood precisely as described in the plans. A wooden saw enables you to accurately cut any size wood. Compared to a regular saw electric saws are faster and more precise.
Line and Level
A line and level is a very useful tool when building wooden sheds. The tool is used to measure the level of your structure. This helps you confirm if your structure is being built at the right level. Many building plans will also give you level measurements which you need to take at certain stages during construction.
There is also a slightly more expensive electronic version of the traditional line and level tool too. This is easier to use since it displays measurements via an electronic display.
A screwdriver is a common tool used in the construction of sheds. However, since there are various types and sizes of screwdrivers it is a good idea to purchase a complete screwdriver set. This is also a good investment since different shed plans call for different size screwdrivers.
An electric drill is another tool you’ll need when building wooden sheds. It helps you drill holes through which you can pass wires and other material through. Many electric drills also double as electric screwdrivers. This makes it easy for DIY people screw in things like a junction box in their shed.
Building a garden shed is an undertaking which can be made easier if you have the right tools. The above discussed tools that are the most common you’ll need to construct your new shed.