Buying the right wooden garden shed – Jacks Guide

by Jack Gardener on February 18, 2010 · 0 comments

in Sheds

Sheds are wonderful timber buildings which allow you to store all of your outdoor equipment in a safe and secure place. When deciding which shed to buy there are so many different factors which must be taken into consideration.

There are a wide range of wooden sheds available that are designed for a variety of purposes and evengarden  storage chests available for those really restricted on space.

Size
Small wooden garden sheds are great if you have a small garden or only want to house a few items. They are perfect for storing garden tools, bikes and anything else you need access to but want to keep out of sight. The most popular sized shed is the 8×6 shed, check out Jack’s range in this size at Jacks Garden Store. Larger sheds can again provide great storage space but also offer additional living space for you and your family. If you have a large garden you may want to consider buying one of our wooden garages for maximum storage space.

Design
Doors
Many larger sheds come with either single or double doors, before you decide which option is best for you consider what you will be using your wooden shed for. Double doors make storing large bulky items very easy as well providing ventilation and light which is essential if you plan to use a shed as a workshop or for additional living space especially during the summer!

Windows
You will find some wooden sheds available with windows; this is another great feature if you plan to spend time in the wooden shed. However windows will allow people to inside of your wooden shed so if you plan to store expensive items inside it may be wise to consider one without windows.

Roof
The traditional apex roof is the most popular type of wooden garden shed. This roof is slanted inverted V shape. The roof is covered by a mineral felting which is water resistant. Another style of roof available is the pent roof which slopes either away or towards the front of your timber building and also is protected by a waterproof mineral felt.

Construction.
Shiplap – This is the method used to form a tight seal between wooden panels using a rabbet which enables the panels to overlap. It allows far less damp and cold air into the garden shed compared with other construction methods which means less maintenance.
Tongue and groove – This is the most effective construction method for ensuring that a shed stays free of damp and cold air.

Take time now to consider what the main purpose of your shed will be. Outdoor garden structures available range from purely functional storage facilities to playhouses, workshops, offices and far larger outdoor structures. You will find that each type offers great choice in design which will allow you to choose the right one for you and your family.

Check out the wide range of garden structures available at Jacks Garden Store, ranging from small sheds, larger sheds, garages, workshops, summerhouses and log cabins.

Visit Jacks Garden store to find the perfect wooden garden shed!

Good Luck

Gardener Jack!

About The Author

Jack Gardener has been gardening all his life, and is passionate about passing on his experience to the next generation of gardeners.

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