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    I need a shed.

    Only constraint is that it has to be 120 square feet (No permit or inspections needed for a shed this size).

    I want something to store garden equipment, and I could probaby move some 'stuff' from the shop to the shed for storage.k

    Anybody have any suggestions?

    I.e. build from plans, kits, maybe a metal shed?

    Best 'shape'?

    Thanks in advance for your tips!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Best 'shape'?

    Thanks in advance for your tips!
    how bought an igloo..
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    Brent,

    It's pretty easy to build a 10x12 shed. And I bet you'll feel the same way when you see the price of a prefab one...

    2x4s, plywood, a few trusses, and you're up!

    Can you do a concrete slab without a permit? Or would you have to set posts, and build from those? In your area, I think I'd do concrete, even if I had to mix it in a wheelbarrow, just to keep the critters out. Critters draw rattlers...

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    Barn style Brent, that way you have a loft for extra storage

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    Brent,

    Try this link:

    http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...e-_-wood_sheds

    Check the prices. Now, don't those look easy to build from scratch?

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    The rules just say 120 sq ft or less, no permit. So a slab is definitely doable.

    I was leery of putting it up on concrete piers, just for that very reason. It would give the critters room to congregate underneath.

    Very good suggestion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Niemi View Post
    Barn style Brent, that way you have a loft for extra storage
    I did check out some prebuilts in the HD parking lot. I like the idea of the upper storage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Lantry View Post
    Brent,

    Try this link:

    http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...e-_-wood_sheds

    Check the prices. Now, don't those look easy to build from scratch?

    Thanks,

    Bill
    They do look pretty easy to build, especially at those prices. I figure once I settle on a design, I'll price out the materials. I've got to believe that scratch building it would be cheaper than those kits.
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    build two, one wont be enough and if its under the 120 sq ft mark you might squeak threw the paper work.. or just pay the permit and do it right on the size you really need
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    3x5, 6x8,10x12, its all the same type of construction.
    I put together a 3x5 shed in a day and a half simply by looking inside the 6x10 shed I had purchased a few years earlier from a shed builder.
    I did the same exact thing, except I had to figure out the slant on the smaller roof. the onlly thing I changed was the door.
    its really simple.

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