Building a Shed – Fine Homebuilding

I am in the process of creating a small photo ebook to go along with the Sonoma Shanty plans and one of the resources I found to help in your construction education is located on the Fine Homebulding site called “How to Build a Shed.

This is an excellent video series that walks you through the process of building a high quality shed and I think anyone building a tiny house would benefit from these videos.

Veteran contractor Rick Arnold is a contributing editor at Fine Homebuilding magazine. The shed you’ll see Rick build is not a prop in a studio. It’s an actual project, and the construction methods that Rick and his helper demonstrate reflect the best practices of professional builders. You’ll see firsthand what’s involved in locating and leveling the foundation, framing the structure, installing doors and windows, installing siding efficiently, and even landscaping effectively.

Of course remember to always consult local regulations before starting work. And good luck on your project! Go to the Fine Homebuilding website to view these videos.

11 thoughts on “Building a Shed – Fine Homebuilding”

  1. The small home movement absolutely should include self performance education in more ways than one. More workshops are needed from design, trailer building for the mobile impaired, to plumbing, electrical, framing not to mention self financing and finding new sources outside the normal shock and awe financial institutions of the last few decades.
    If there were enough interest in the central/ northern California area and beyond, I’d host them here on the Monterey Bay and on the road in plumbing and heating small spaces.


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