Join us from the set of Build a Shed and listen to archived interviews with Rick and Mac during the filming of this series.
South Kennsington, R.I.
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 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 Building a Shed 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!
This video also features Mac, the sideburn strutting carpenter’s helper who’s never at a loss for commentary.
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