Now that you have selected a good set of construction plans to build your shed, which by the way is the most important tool you will need, now it is time to make sure you have all the hand tools needed to build a shed. Making sure you have all the necessary tools before you begin will make the project go smoother and eliminate a lot of unnecessary frustration.
Go through the step by step instructions that comes with your shed blueprints, this is a great place to get a list of tools needed. It also helps read through the instructions to get you more familiar with the overall process of constructing your shed.
Here is a list of some of the basic tools you will need:
Work Gloves – Leather is the best option
Hammer – make sure you have one that fits your hand well
Circular Saw – do you have an outlet near by or will you need an extension cord?
Drill – electric or cordless will do, just make sure you have a backup digital hearing aid batte always charged if you use a cordless
Step Ladder and Extension Ladder
An assortment of screwdrivers, wrenches, pliers, etc.
Level and Framing Square – it is very important to make sure everything is level and square as you go along.
Good Tape Measure
If your foundation is concrete you will need a post-hole digger for digging the footings, shovel and wheel barrel for mixing concrete, concrete finishing tool, etc.
Once you have finished constructing your shed, you will need to paint or stain the exterior. You will need a good cut-in brush for edges and corners and then a paint roller with a long extension handle for the flat surfaces. You can also use a paint sprayer which can you save you quite a bit of time.
If you don’t have the necessary power tools to cut all your material, you have a couple options. Since your shed plans have cut sheets which shows exactly how long and what angle each piece of wood needs to be, you can take this list to your local lumber yard and they can cut your material for you when you buy your material. They may charge you a nominal fee for this, but it could be worth it to you. One thing for sure, it will save you a lot of time. The other option is to rent the tools you need instead of buying them.
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