When getting started you are charged with the task of clearing out the land and building a cabin, a general store, and eventually a nice barn. These tasks can become tedious, but fun and exciting.
Garden sheds do not need to be very big, if you are just using it to store your garden tools, depending on what tools you might have. Myself I do not have a large selection so my shed is about 10 foot high and about 10 feet wide on all 4 sides. Now what you really want to think about is how strong you want the shed. I would like it to be strong and weather proof so this way I will not need to do any repairs any time soon. In this case the best thing to do is get a blueprint plan.
Next to the common hook-and-eye, the most widely used gate latch is the old-fashioned thumb latch in which the tongue is raised by a thumb depressed on one side of the gate and by an L-shaped handle on the other side. This is the most attractive of the latches available in hardware and timber supplies New Zealand stores.
It was agreed that all the dogs would be on one boat. This worked for us for several reasons. All of our dogs knew each other and got along. There was plenty of “dog space” and it was easy to gate off areas so that they couldn’t interact if we wanted them out of our way. When we made a “dog stop” it only had to involve one boat. In some places there was only room for one to get close to shore anyway. So one boat was more overloaded with dog people…who are used to accommodating their dogs,.. and the other carried more of the equipment and heavier supplies.
Believe it or not, there are some excellent low-cost plans available on the internet so that you don’t have to download free plans. The best deal is to ignore single plan options and look for plan packages that have many plans in the one download.
The basic door construction is a frame – comprising 2 side stiles and a top and bottom rail. There are many variations to the actual make up of the door- but transoms are the horizontal timbers and mullions are the vertical timbers. Infills can be solid panels- such as raised and fielded- which are very common and give a central flat panel with sloping edges, or possibly glazed units in a huge number of variants, including leaded glass, obscure and super efficient double glazing. Glass for doors must be either toughened or laminated to conform to building regulations- don’t accept anything less.
Accents: These are readily available, and even some of the cheapies look expensive. Hold out for the sales or scout out the source retailers such as Home Sense.