Storage Shed

One of the best ways to get all your garden gadgets and other outdoor items under one roof (and out of the garage or carport) is to buy or build a storage shed.
Derick Belden

Difficulty Rating: *** (one asterisk is least difficult, four asterisks is most difficult)

Buying a prefabricated building is the easier way to go, but prefab sheds can look pretty plain. So why not add some special touches to dress up a boring prefab shed?

It's fun, it's easy, and it's cheap. We took an ordinary shed and made it extraordinary with little more than a paint job, tin scraps, salvaged items, and a few other tricks. Perhaps the best part is the price: We added all the exterior improvements for less than $350 (not including the price of the shed, of course). Our plan gives you complete instructions for dressing up your own prefab shed.

This plan is available via e-mail as a printable PDF. To order send a $4 check made payable to Southern Living Projects and your e-mail address to: Storage Shed Project, Southern Living Projects, P.O. Box 11407, Lockbox 1014, Birmingham, AL 35246-1014. If you prefer to receive a copy by regular mail, include a self-addressed, stamped (with two first-class, letter-rate stamps), business-size envelope with your check. Allow four to six weeks for delivery.

If you have any questions concerning project plans, please send us an e-mail.