dis – assembling a garden shed…?

man things to do on a saturday...?

man things to do on a saturday...?

I don’t need help asking for directions… I don’t need you to help me… and I’ll take that shed down with one swift blow of a sledge hammer….

Want to do ‘man things‘ this weekend?

But you ‘have to‘ do it ‘nice and neatly‘ …?

….and don’t forget to ‘tidy those tools away when you’re finished….

When I was 17, just starting off in college and working in a local garden centre, as you do, and the garden centre wasn’t busy [winter time] I used to put sheds up with the crew.

As silly as it sounds, it is the opposite to taking them down. Which is great if one wants a shed moved or taken away in a logic manner. ie. without the use of brut force.

A regular request it is easier done with pictures…

putting it back up is obviously the opposite again so with a pair of borrowed hands [you will need them… ]

  • make sure the base is spirit level, level.
  • place the base on the patio slabs [some recommend concrete blocks – but slabs are easier and about the same price]
  • take the back of the shed and one side
  • allow the lip of both to rest on the shed floor
  • and join their sides together
  • nail or screw them tight to the base first
  • and then to each other
  • attach the only other side
  • bolt close the door
  • step inside and attach

now you have four sides up and the door should open and close easily

  • slide one part of the roof on – nail it
  • ditto on the 2nd half of the roof
  • the bits of trim simply hide the uneveness of the roof join

that should be about it…. any problemo’s just leave a comment. The only problem you may have is if it is a felt roof… which are actually easier to put together than take down…. but a little tricky if you’ve never done so before. But i’ll leave it at that for the moment….

Of course you could always get your Dad to help you… 😉

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