Every back yard needs a shed, even our little yard. No matter how small or large
your shed needs to be the MITREPLAN can guide you. Lochie is building a yard
locker style shed.
Step 1: Measure up the location and level out the ground to provide a firm
foundation. Lochie used sand as base for 460mm square concrete flagstone.
Step 2: Make up the frames with lightweight treated pine. You can screw or nail
them together. Lochie fastened the cladding to the back frame while it was still
on the ground, because it will be too close to the fence later. Fibro shears are
the easiest, cleanest way to cut fibrous cement sheet, which is then nailed to
Step 3: Fasten the side wall frames to the back frame, and then screw on the
front roof truss. We aligned the noggings so that they will form a strong
support for the plywood shelves, which must be installed before the rest of the
wall cladding. Plastic joiner and corner strips are the neatest way to finish
off cement sheeting.
Step 4: Fix on the roof sheeting with roofing screws. We used fibreglass to
provide plenty of light inside. Install a ridge cap and barge capping to dress
and weatherproof the roof.
Step 5: Make and hang the doors. Lochie used pine-lining boards with a frame of
treated pine decking. Large tee gate hinges are ideal for these doors, and are
simply screwed on. Use draw-bolts to secure the left-hand door to the shed and
floor, then secure the right-hand door with a pad bolt or hasp and staple.
Use a good quality exterior timber oil to finish the doors so you get long life
MITREPLANS are available at all Mitre 10 stores across Australia.