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How to Build a Garden Shed

How to Build a Garden Shed

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An easy way to build a light-filled shed

A basic floor plan and simple framing

How to Build a Garden Shed, Justin Fink walks you, step by step, through the process of fabricating and assembling an attractive shed that does not require stud walls, asphalt shingles or a single sheet of plywood. From the solid-plank floor to the cleverly designed roof, this sturdy timber-frame look is achieved without expensive materials or a high level of skill.

  • Foundation and Floor Framing
  • Wall Framing
  • Roof Framing
  • Cedar Shingle & Polycarbonate-Panel Roofing
  • Windows, Doors & Furring Strips
  • Lower Trim & Clapboards
  • Upper Trim & Board-and-Batten Siding

How To Build a Shed

How To Build a Shed

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See how the pros do it from start to finish

  • Introduction
  • Install the foundation
  • Frame the Floor
  • Frame the Gable Wall
  • Build the Bearing Walls
  • Build the Roof
  • Install the Trim
  • Install the Windows and Doors
  • Install the Lap and Shingle Siding
  • Install the Architectural Shingles
  • Foundation Systems
  • Siding Options
  • Accessorize your shed
  • Decide on shelving and storage options
  • Landscaping completes the look

Building a shed? See how an expert does it. Building a shed is a complex undertaking that involves many different skills and can easily blindside you with questions you didn’t anticipate. To help your project go smoothly, we developed this how-to video to fully prepare you for what to expect and how best to approach the job to ensure success.

Invest an hour and a half to get up to speed. Let Rick Arnold guide you through sixteen nicely paced episodes that show you how to start with the right foundation, measure for a perfect fit, construct and raise the walls, install door and window modules, attach siding, build trusses, and shingle the roof.

Learn additional techniques as you build your shed. Plus you’ll also find additional options for a laying a sturdy foundation and when to use each, how to build your own custom double doors, add interior shelving, construct a handy equipment ramp, and even landscape your shed.

Visualize critical steps with 3D plans. Before you begin, you’ll already have a complete overview of the project because demonstrations are illustrated with 3D diagrams that show you the shed from all angles. Plus you can easily review the video at any time to take another look.

Enjoy this mini-course in home building. With this video guide you’ll gain the know-how and confidence to build a handsome shed to complement your home. And you’ll also master a variety of techniques to help you accomplish other home improvement projects such as: installing flashings, timesaving ways to cut lumber, using a story pole, and more.

Master builder Rick Arnold is an experienced professional with more than 20 years experience, a nationally recognized seminar leader who conducts demonstrations at trade shows and conferences across the country.


How To Build a Deck

How To Build a Deck

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This expert guide helps you do the job right

Before you start, see how an expert builds a deck. Decks are popular projects for pros and homeowners but there are safety issues, building codes, and hidden problems to address upfront and throughout the process. This video takes place on an actual job site and includes some not-so-perfect moments to prepare you for what can happen. With fewer surprises, you’ll get better results.

Follow a master builder from footings to final trim. Master builder Rick Arnold walks you through every step of the project and points out potential problems – such as hidden rot, those all-important ledger board issues, and load capacity. And shows you how to remedy anything that might adversely affect your new deck.

Learn the techniques to get it right. Watching this video How To Build a Decks will save you time because you’ll thoroughly understand the process. If you square up the deck correctly at the outset – and check that it remains square at critical times – you’ll avoid bigger problems down the line. And you won’t ever have to explain why your deck is a little off kilter. That’s just one of many reasons why this video is worth watching and reviewing.

Be aware of code requirements. Throughout the video, you’ll be alerted to issues that may be regulated by local building codes. This will save you time and avoid the possibility of being denied a permit, or having to make costly changes, or re-do work to meet the proper requirements.

Working with the newest materials. You’ll do a much better job when you know what materials to use and how to work with them. Here are just some you’ll be introduced to: builder’s forms for footings, proper hardware and hangers, synthetic decking, railings, and decorative trim.

With this video guide you’ll have the confidence and the know-how to build a deck that’s sturdy, strong and safe – and one that enhances your home for years to come.


How-To Guide to Landscaping

How-To Guide to Landscaping

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How to landscape your home! Master walks you through the most popular and manageable projects you can undertake to improve the appearance of your yard and the value of your home. He explains the basics of landscape design and details the tools, materials, and special techniques for a variety of hardscaping projects.

You will learn:

  • Design and Layout
  • Trees, Shrubs and Beds
  • Pavers: Preparation
  • Pavers: Installation
  • Tree-ring Retaining Wall
  • Three-tier Retaining Wall
  • Privacy Fence
  • Picket Fence
  • Chain Link Fence
  1. How to plan landscaping around house
  2. Tree, shrubs and beds to landscaping
  3. How to prepare for laying pavers
  4. How to Install Pavers
  5. How to Build Tree Ring Retaining Wall
  6. How to Build a Three-Tier Retaining Wall
  7. How to Build a Fence on a Slope
  8. How to Build a Picket Fence
  9. How to install chain link fence

Landscaping: Treated Wood, Vegetation, Water Garden, Lawn, Concrete Blocks

Landscaping: Treated Wood, Vegetation, Water Garden, Lawn, Concrete Blocks

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Treated Wood, Vegetation, Water Garden, Lawn, Concrete Blocks

You will see in this learning video how to plan and execute your own landscaping project. Basic principles are explained so that the results of your landscaping project are successful and correspond with your tastes. Among other things you will learn how to use treated wood, which is an easy to use and an indispensable material for landscaping. Different structures and decorating ideas are presented. The construction of fences, and patios is shown as well as the methods used to successfully integrate them into your landscape project. We explain step by step how to construct a garden path made with concrete block, including borders and foundations, and how to install an artificial pond. All the necessary products required are presented in detail. We discuss plants for our landscaping project. Plants that suit our climate are suggested. Perennials, annuals, shrubs and trees - coniferous and deciduous and finally the lawn. Transplanting and plant maintenance are discussed as well.

This learning video includes:

  • Construction of a treated wood patio
  • Cement foundations
  • Structures
  • Finishing
  • Construction of fences
  • Assembly of an arbor and flower stands
  • Applying base coats, painting and tinting exterior wood
  • Cement blocks for driveways
  • Excavation of foundations
  • Installing paving stones
  • Installing borders
  • Construction of concrete block supporting walls
  • Construction of concrete block borders
  • Setting up a water garden