Building A Shed

Need more space? There is a solution and you can do it yourself even if you’ve never built anything before. You can purchase shed plans with instructions at any lumber company or big box building supply company, and soon you’ll have a clean garage and a shed for the extras.


Once your foundation is finished, you’ll need lumber, nails, shingles and Simpson Strong-Ties®. You can store your lawnmower, bikes, camping equipment, lawn furniture, and other miscellaneous items in your shed.


Pick up a building permit first. Your local city or county office will be able to give you the information you need to build a shed that will pass inspection.  Depending on where you live, some very small structures do not need a permit, but to be safe, find out.


The Simpson Strong-Tie® website offers plans for projects.  If you want lighting in your shed, talk with an electrician. Since you’re building a storage unit, you probably won’t need a lot of wiring. If you’re not familiar with electrical wiring, it’s best to hire a licensed electrician the wiring.


The framing is the most important part of the shed because it supports the roof. You’ll need 2x4s and Simpson Strong-Ties® to create strong walls that will be wind resistant. Hammer and nails aren’t enough anymore.  For the roof, you’ll need joist plates to keep the wood from shifting.


Need more information, please visit other areas of our website. There is so much you can build with just a bit of imagination and Simpson Strong-Ties®. You want your project to be solid and sturdy and able to hold up to strong winds and other types of weather conditions.


If we can help, please stop by one of our distributors.  We’re here to help large construction companies and homeowners.