Straightforward Shed Construction
This was a fairly easy and straightforward shed to put together even for one person doing it alone (except for the gables and beams/rafters). I opted to install the shed on a treated wood foundation using 4x4s for the outer frame with 2x4 joists, and ¾ inch treated plywood. Because I do have some construction experience, I adapted the instructions according to what I thought would be an easier and better way to construct the shed. I assembled the gable/beams on the ground and though they weren't that heavy, a friend helped me lift and install them on the shed. I discovered that installing the ridge caps on the roof would have been easier if longer bolts were included. Following the directions in this area would have caused problems if I hadn't used longer bolts. If I were to do this again, I would purchase longer bolts or small molly type bolts to make the job easier and faster to complete. If you are going to construct this shed alone, give yourself a few days with little or no wind, or else the whole thing will come crashing down on you. Until you complete the roof, the side walls have no support. Plus, if you live in an area with heavy snowfall, I would definitely recommend purchasing the "beef-up" roof kit. With lots of room, it's a great shed to recommend to a friend.