If you have experienced organic products you know how expensive they can be, however the idea of going organic is very appealing or in the case of chicken, free range. That being the case if you have the ability to do so then why not build a chicken coop and raise your own chickens?Building a chicken coop could be the best investment you have in your backyard for several reasons:
1.They do not require as much attention or care as some other pets do.
2. You will have great tasting eggs because you can control their diet, as they eat so do you.
3. They are great at keeping insects at bay, chickens love bugs and will keep your backyard bug free.
4. They can be funny loving pets that are enjoyable to have around.
5. They have a very rich by product that is excellent for your yard or garden!
Of course you have to make sure that your property is zoned for chickens and if you have neighbors close by it would be wise not to invest in roosters.However if you decide to raise chickens then the rooster is necessary.This is another avenue for revenue because you can sell chicks to other families that want to raise chickensThere was a good reason why our ancestors raised their own livestock, it gave them the ability to control what they were consuming rather than rely on the grocers for everything.If you are turned off by the idea because you drove by a chicken farm once and the smell was not the best experience you had you must realize there were probably thousands of chickens in that farm and if you have thousands of any animal you are going to have smell issues. However a few chickens in a chicken coop you build will not be a problem.Now before you run off and buy hundreds of chickens thinking you are going to get rich, it might be wise to calculate the cost of raising versus the income you will be able to generate. They will be able to raise some money for you because you can sell your eggs to the farmers market which almost every city has and if you are serious could also sell the chicks to other farmers.
My very first shop project was in senior high school but it wasn’t a thing of beauty, it got the job done that it was meant for however it could have been constructed better. When I think back at exactly what went wrong I recognize that I was done for before I even began simply because I had a hand sketched plan of what I needed but it wasn’t a specific and concise blueprint. If I had been a journeymen level carpenter it would not have made a big difference simply because I could have finished a masterpiece of design simply because of my expertise.
If you’re a do-it-yourself at heart but lack expertise then before you decide to begin any kind of woodworking project whether it is as basic as constructing a dog house or as complicated as a 2 car garage you will need a good road map, that’s where a good set of building plans turn out to be very useful. Not merely will you finish a much better project but you will save yourself money and time! The reason why? Simply because having good plans you’ll understand from the beginning: Looking for woodworking plans for a new shed construction or other projects? Read the rest of this entry »
If you start with a sound and level foundation with a good set of shed plansalmost anyone with basic carpentry skills can build a shed that can be used for garden or just storage.
Is it better to buy a shed or build one?
If you have basic carpentry skills and a good blueprint you can save a lot of money building a shed yourself. If money is no object then it is better to have someone build it to your specifications, however it is still a good investment to have aset of plansso you can get your ideas across to the builder. Buying a shed premade or a kit limits you to only the size or designs available.
Will I need special permits for building a shed?
That depends on the scope of your project. The best solution is to check with your city for any building permits that may be required, better to be safe than sorry. Looking for woodworking plans for a new shed construction or other projects? Read the rest of this entry »
As a homeowner you know how much you need to invest in equipment to maintain your property year round so why not have a place where you can protect your investment rather than putting a coffee can over you lawnmower motor during the winter. If you are not weathy that means you can’t afford the expense of buying a finished storage shed or be able to afford the cost of a builder. However with a wooden shed building kityou will be able to complete the construction yourself!
We have tapped out our closets, the attic and no more room left in the garage. The solution to your problem is a small storage shed.
Small shed plansare ideal for those who do not a lot of stuff to store or if you live on a small lot.
A small shed is affordable and is not difficult to build and will help you organize your possessions. It will keep your tools secure and dry and other items out of the way of curious children too!
If your spouse has been reminding you about how cluttered the garage is or that the backyard is not a place to store your car parts then you may want to consider this practical outdoor structure. Read the rest of this entry »
For my last birthday my spouse decided I would build her a shed the following summer and got me the Shed Building for beginners guide as a gift. Alright, I got cheated on that present for sure however truth be told, it was precisely what I needed.
I am the type of person who simply jumps in to tasks with a image in my head of what the finished project ought to look like but with absolutely nothing in writing… or drawing such as some type of plans or a functioning blueprint. Read the rest of this entry »
Do you have a nice storage shed but need a ramp to get your lawn and garden equipment inside without damage to yourself or your equipment?
To learn more about building plans for ramps and more click here.
Your ramp ideally should incline at a rate of 3” per vertical foot. If it is too steep it could cause difficulties in a number of ways. Example number one, if you have a driving lawn mower with a belly blade on it the belly will hit the entrance to the shed if your ramp is to steep.
Also, the type of wood you build the ramp with (if not the right type) can get algae build up on it …when wet it can be slippery as ice and you know the rest of this story!
So, It is important to have the proper slope on your ramp remember not to steep. Next you need to make sure you build it sturdy to handle the weight it will be subject to. A 200+ man riding on a 300+ lawn tractor can put a lot of stress on the ramp..again not good!
It would be ideal to use 4” X 4” pressure treated framing set no more than 12” apart and use ¾” pressure treated plywood for your ramp surface. It is also ideal to use either non-skid or rubber decking to prevent slipping when the ramp is wet.