There comes a time in every homeowner’s life when it becomes necessary to add a garden shed to the yard. Like many outdoor structures in your yard, sheds are both functional and decorative. Whatever your purpose in getting a shed, you’ll have to make a number of choices, regarding material, color and design. Cedar sheds are a good choice because they check all the boxes: they are practical and durable, and have the natural beauty and comfort of wood.
Adding a garden shed
Sheds are useful for a number of reasons, such as storage of garden equipment, or for messy tasks like potting or woodworking, painting or staining, or even as cabins, dens and guest rooms. Besides being a practical and useful addition to your yard, they bring a touch of character as well. When choosing your garden shed, there are a number of things to keep in mind. The size, color and design matter, but so the materials and craftsmanship.
Sheds come in many different materials, including wood, vinyl and metal. Everyone will have their own personal preference, but wood is an all-time favorite. That’s because the natural beauty of wood makes it a classic choice, evoking warmth and comfort. But cedar sheds have some very practical advantages as well. Cedar is a natural insect repellent, and cedar sheds will resist termites and other bugs. Cedar also has an aromatic fragrance which lasts for years.
Amish Craftsmanship and Quality
Wooden outdoor furniture and especially wooden sheds should last for a long time. Most wooden sheds are expected to last for 15 to 20 years. Amish built sheds have the same quality and workmanship as their indoor furniture, which become heirlooms. Amish furniture has become famous for its simple design and high quality craftsmanship. It has been greatly prized ever since it was discovered in the 1920s.
All Amish furniture and buildings are made by hand. Once you’ve made your choice and placed your order, you’ll have to wait patiently for 12 to 16 weeks for your order to arrive. It can take up to 8 weeks to make a piece of Amish furniture. But once it arrives, it will be a beautiful fixture at your home for a long time.
Sizing and site preparation
Other factors that you have to keep in mind when choosing a shed are the size and how to prepare the site for delivery. The best way to choose a size is to estimate your storage needs, and then add another 25%. That’s because your storage needs will grow over time. Most people who buy sheds have just one regret about size – they wish they had bought a larger one. So it’s a good idea for you to learn from their mistakes and size up.
You’ll also have to prepare the site for your new cedar shed ahead of time. It will need some kind of foundation, though the exact kind needed will depend on a number of factors. The slope of the land, soil composition and local regulations will all determine the kind of foundation needed for your new garden shed. This can be simple layer of gravel or a more solid one of poured cement.
Your new cedar shed will add character and functionality to your yard, and you can expect to use it for many, many years to come.