Video Series: Build a Tool Shed
Build a classic shed with digital plans, video instruction, and trade secrets and on-the-job time savers from the pros. This series includes 16 video episodes that document the process from foundation to shingles.
Veteran contractor Rick Arnold is a contributing editor at Fine Homebuilding magazine. He is the author of numerous articles and books on home construction and remodeling. He is a well-known and sought-after speaker and presenter at home shows and building seminars around the country.
In this series, we take you right to the job site, where you can build along with Rick and his helper as they construct a sturdy, attractive backyard tool shed.
The shed you’ll see Rick build is not a prop in a studio. It’s an actual project, and the construction methods that Rick and his helper demonstrate reflect the best practices of professional builders. You’ll see firsthand what’s involved in locating and leveling the foundation, framing the structure, installing doors and windows, installing siding efficiently, and even landscaping effectively.
In addition to video, you’ll also find complete 3-D plans with Rick’s notes on construction as well as Rick’s Fine Homebuilding article on shed building, a design gallery of great ideas for detailing a shed, and excerpts from The Taunton Press’s best-selling book (or ebook) Building Sheds by Joeseph Truini. We’re also including a collection of how-to articles covering many of the crucial processes involved in building a shed. Written by the best builders in the country, our articles explain in easy-to-understand terms the best practices used by builders across the country. Keep in mind that building codes governing shed construction vary from region to region. Always consult local regulations before starting work. And good luck on your project! Upload photos of your project to our readers gallery when you’re done!
This video also features Mac, the sideburn strutting carpenter’s helper who’s never at a loss for commentary.
|Building Sheds by Joseph Truini is available through the Taunton Store.||Download the Digital Project Plans
Online members can download the digital project plans with complete construction details as a PDF or a SketchUp file you can customize.Shed Plans PDF
Shed Plans SketchUp (zipped)
Videos in this members-only series:
- Series Introduction
- Install a Block Foundation (free preview)
- Shed Floor Framing Basics
- Building a Gable-End Wall (Part 1)
- Building a Gable-End Wall (Part 2)
- Building the Bearing Walls
- Build the Roof (Part 1)
- Build the Roof (Part 2)
- Installing Trim
- Installing Windows and Doors
- Installing Lap and Shingle Siding
- Install Architectural Shingles
- Foundation System
- Siding Options
- Accessorize Your Shed
- Shelving and Storage Options
- Landscaping Completes the Look
- Behind the Scenes Interviews
Don’t miss Rick Arnold’s article Shortcuts to a Shed from Fine Homebuilding #194.View PDF