Shed construction and shed building is not hard. When your trying to figure out how to build a shed, and you aren't quite sure what this or that means as it relates to building a shed, check out our glossary of shed terms below.
Listed in alphabetical order
Method used in connecting your shed floor to its foundation. Here's a great way to anchor your shed floor.
With stud wall framing, the bottom horizontal member of the wall. This is also known as a sole plate. Click here for more information on shed walls.
Collar Beam or tie
The connecting member used between rafters to strengthen the roof structure. Learn more about shed roofs..
Give your shed roof edges the protection they need from deteriorating by using drip edge.
These are a must to have over shed door and window openings. I'll show you why you need them and how to build headers.
Most building codes require the use of hurricane ties in shed roof framing.
One of the most common ways to build a shed roof is framing in a ridge beam.
When building a shed floor, a rim joist is the outer most joist on either end.
Shed Floor Skids
If done properly, shed floor skids will help support your shed floor for years and years. This is the key to a well built and sturdy floor.
Building a shed truss is not hard. Here is the method I use to build my shed roof.
Z Strip Weather Flashing
Protect the horizontal edges of your shed siding with Z Flashing
Here's some more information on related shed building you may be interested in.