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Time to Paint that Shed!

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Painting your shed will add character to your backyard as well as preserve your wood for many years to come. There are a few rules that have to be followed for a successful paint job of your pine shed. Doing some surface sanding and then washing the surface will ensure the best paint application. Wait until the surface is completely dry before applying primer. Primer will prevent sap and resin from damaging your paint job. For best results apply two coats. Make sure the primer is completely dry before you get into a mess with paint. Once your shed is all dry you can apply paint. Apply as many coats as you would like but again make sure the previous coat has dried.

To keep that cabin feel you can stain your shed and keep that natural look to your shed. To make your shed a focal point, the right color patterns can make your shed very attractive. If you have a lot of greenery in your yard try a gold color maybe even a reddish gold which will play well with your surroundings. You can try to match your shed with the color of the surrounding tree trunks. This will blend your shed into the environment. A grayish brown and navy blue works looks nice in the yard. If it will be in open space I recommend lighter colors like natural tan.
The right color mix can work well too. Just pick the colors you like and paint them side by side on an example. Try to make your example proportionate to how much of each color will be used on your shed.

For the actual paint, Acrylic latex is known to be the most long lasting paint and is also believed to be better for your health than other options. Be sure to ask a professional at a paint store so they can steer you toward exactly what you are looking for.

If you want your shed to last you have to apply stain or paint to protect it from weather damage. Consider the weather in your area and buy paint or stain made especially to protect from those natural erosions. You will be surprised how long your shed can last. Look at your environment for inspiration when choosing paint color. Also look to the foundational design elements in your house that can work well for you outdoor structure. Be creative and have fun!

The Ideal Art Studio from a Shed Kit

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

In a world where fewer and fewer of what we use is made by our hands, art making keeps that creative and functional relationship, between product and us alive. For many artist, especially those just beginning, finding a space to work can be hard and sometimes impossible. Alternative structures are becoming the solution for many people.

As most artist can agree, art making can often be a toxic, messy process. Ventilation is very important for you and your loved ones’ health. Being able to work in a space that does not require immediate clean up and can be permanently used for art is very appealing to artists. Art making requires complete dedication and many artist have found that art can take over their entire homes and lives. To prevent this from happening and living a healthy domestic life, outdoor studio’s are a great solution and will free up space inside the home.

Art studio’s can be very expensive to rent and also inconvenient. Why give a chunk of your hard earned money for a temporary solution? If you have a lot where you can build your own studio, you will find yourself saving a lot of money and hassle. For a couple months of studio rent you can have yourself a permanent, independent studio.

Making art takes a lot of concentration and a quiet place to work is essential for successful art making. Work from home can be hard because there are so many distractions prying you away from what you are suppose to be doing. As you make art at home, while cooking dinner, while checking your email, while picking up the phone! You find yourself making unfinished art, and missing important tasks, like paying bills on time. Separating the two world’s is a good way to find success and balance.

Having an area designated purely for creating art is essential for productivity and quality. Once you are in your studio, there is nothing that can distract you. Everyone knows that there is a certain amount of time you will be in your studio and that you have to be left alone from distractions. You leave your phone, your computer and your television at home. All these devices have no power over what you produce. Can you imagine Di Vinci never becomes famous because he spends all his time texting his bff while he is suppose to finish his next sketch? Or Picasso reading up on “Worst Dressed at the Oscars”right before he enters a new color phase? Good art making is not a byproduct of our daily life, it is a message that the artist wants to share with the world. Setting aside a special place where you can focus on your craft is the only way to be a leading artist.

In the outdoors, you are in a space where everything concerns and enhances your art process. You know that how you leave everything, that is how you will find it. Solid Build’s sheds lock to keep all your things and pieces safe.

Having a studio away from your home will also clean up your house from art mess and help keep you organized.

Most artist are inspired by nature in one way or another. There are often blocks of creativity that artists feel when they are dissatisfied with their products for a period of time. Much of this creative block can be resolved by placing your studio in a beautiful location where nature’s beauty drips from your finger tips.

You have many options for designing your ideal work space. Many different studio structures are available. Varying in size and design to fit any artist’s needs. You can choose the amount of light and even the sun angle, by where you place your building.

Art can be stored in the studio freeing up space inside. Solid Build offers many varieties of garden shed kits. Two rooms structures are often used as a workshop and for storage. Another benefit of having a garden shed studio is that there will be no need to move things around when visitors come. Customers interested in your art can come to the studio and check it out without having to enter your house. This is a huge benefit to the majority of artists who always struggle with organization both at home and in the studio.

Most importantly, outdoor studio will enhance your daily life, your bank account and make you better artists, all while listening to the birds chirp.

The Many Uses Of Garden Sheds

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

SolidBuild Sheds are not just storage sheds but can become extensions of your home. They are used as work spaces, children’s play houses, storage facilities and pool houses. Read below on how SolidBuild Shed’s are being used by others.

Private Office Space

There is nothing more frustrating than trying to work from home but being surrounded by other family members talking on the phone or watching TV. Silence is golden for someone who needs to concentrate and get work done quick. Answering phones for customers can be awful if you have a hard time hearing them. Instead of spending a fortune on building a sound proof extension or renting an office outside from your home, our products provide an alternative. Spend a few hours in your own private work space and complete as much work as you would trying to work around others all day. Our variety of products provide you with many options to have a comfortable work space outside. “Wales” is a product that provides great light and is just enough space for an outside office.

Art Studio

Our garden sheds have also become increasingly popular with artists who need more space, light and an area where they can work while having enough ventilation. It is really nice to have a designated area for your hobbies that do not invade on your home life. Hobbies require a nice environment and good lighting which you can find at SolidBuild.

Work Shop

A good way to make your home a place of relaxation is moving your work shop outside. Many of us have a problem of spending time with our family when we have that space in our house that lures us at any free moment where we repair broken things and work on our latest projects. Keep the home for enjoyment and the outside for work. SolidBuild has many sheds to choose from that can become the perfect workspace.

A shed like the “Brighton” has many windows for great light, wide double doors to allow larger furniture and equipment to be stored and a lock door to keep your valuables safe.

Playhouses

Our garden sheds are increasingly being used as children’s playhouses. There is nothing children love more than to play house and have their own personal space where they are in charge of all the interior designing. Instead of all the neighborhood kids running through your house, they can have even more fun outside in a space that can be designated just for them. When all the playing is done outside you won’t find yourself tripping and picking up toys as much. And once the kids are grown up and your shed is still standing you can transform the space into a gardening shed or work space.

Storage

If you are scared you might be on the next episode of “Hoarders” a good way to clean up is to purchase a storage shed and clear out your house and garage. Here you can slowly sell off things you no longer use. If you find your cars outside and all your yard equipment in the garage then it is also time for you to look into a storage shed. Keeping yard equipment in the yard and your cars in the garage will save you a fortune in the future. There are many things in our homes that are used only rarely or not used at all but are still too valuable to give away. Instead of building an addition to your home you can de clutter, organize and free up space without spending a fortune.

Pool House

If you installed a nice pool in your backyard and would like a pool house, we have many options. Our two room pool houses can be used as a changing stations where you can store towels and refreshments and the other half can be used as a storing facility for pool equipment. If you enjoy having pool parties but want to keep the fun outside, you can have the bar outside and even install a bathroom. We have many options that can fit your pool needs for a reasonable price.

Assemblage

Many of our customers have shared their experiences of assembling their SolidBuild storage or garden shed kits. This project is best described as a big, permanent lego project. It goes up fast and will last a long time. If there are young boys in your family make sure to incorporate them in the process which they will enjoy. Once your garden, storage shed or pool house is up, you will feel proud of having built it yourself.

For whatever the purpose you decide to use your garden, storage shed or pool house for, we guarantee that the process of building and using SolidBuild products will be positive. Take a look and see what works best for you.

How Purchasing a Quality Wooden, Garden or Storage Shed Can Decorate Your Yard

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

If you love your garden and find yourself spending many hours outside making your garden perfect you should not settle for anything else but a good quality wooden shed. SolidBuild makes wooden garden and storage sheds that are designed to enhance your yard and resemble small cottages. They act as the center piece of your garden while meeting your organizational storage needs.

Remember that investing in the right outside building will increase your real estate value. A shed can also be used to block something out of view. The natural wood works well with the environment. The wood used is also resistant to damage of extreme cold and hot weather.

Our designers pay great attention to detail to provide our customers with not only high quality product, but also a beautiful addition to your garden. Why put a great deal of effort into making your garden look perfect just to ruin it with a plain or cheap shed? SolidBuild uses the best quality lumber to create a garden or storage shed that will last you many decades.

Dress up your sheds by adding flower boxes, shutters and a veranda for intimate sittings. Paint your garden or storage shed to match well with your house. You are more likely to spend time outside if you enjoy your work space. Garden sheds are often used for planning out your landscape therefore acting as a focal point in your garden.

There is no reason to be cooped up inside during warm days and summer nights. Put your garden shed in the most beautiful part of your yard and take guests out to enjoy your well kept scenery. Our garden sheds can easily fit furniture and the many windows make for a comfortable space.

Garden sheds are known as a point of refugee from the home since mid 15th century. The shed is described in English literature as a private space for a man to run away from domestic life. While this surely can be a reason for buying a shed today, both men and women equally use todays storage and garden sheds for various activities.

A small architectural cottage, away from the house where messy projects can be worked on without worry, provides the ideal workplace for many projects. During warm weather the outside garden is a preferred spot for entertaining guests. A well kept yard can say a lot about a person and SolidBuild realizes that their garden sheds must be ascetic as well as practical.

There is an increasing popularity of making garden sheds into outside offices in UK, Australia and the United States. Additions can be expensive and many people find that they prefer to have a work space that is in a natural setting, such as their garden, and makes them more productive. People take their sheds seriously and so does SolidBuild. We make sheds to impress but keep our prices reasonable.

The traditional designs like “Wales” and “Brighton” fit a more traditional home, while our “Moderna” sheds work well with more modern architecture. Part of having a nice yard is how well you are organized. Keeping all your gardening equipment neat and organized will get you outside more working on your curb appeal. Your yard is the first thing people see and it says a lot about who you are. To protect your lawn mower, metal tools, bikes, saws, pool equipment, wheel barrow and other equipment from weathering it all must be stored. SolidBuild wooden, garden and storage sheds all lock up to keep your equipment safe.

Here at SolidBuild we have many garden shed kits to fit any storage needs. The “Columbia” garden shed is 16′ by 13′, with double doors so you can store large equipment with ease. If you have small storage needs we suggest the “Bath” shed which is 7′ by 7′. Whatever your storage needs are you will find a size and design that is perfect for you and your home. Most of our wooden sheds have opening windows which make for a comfortable work space with enough light to make repairs, potting and other jobs.

While most people use garden sheds for yard work like starting seedlings, some people transform their garden sheds into a gym or even a place to brew beer. In any case our wooden garden and storage sheds will become a sanctuary that you will be proud of. SolidBuild will provide your garden and storage sheds needs and add character to your yard.

Shed Kits For Gardening, Storage and Living

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Intro

Since there is a large variety of garden sheds from which to choose from on the market, it is important to be able to distinguish between those sheds that are best for gardening and those for other purposes. There are a number of features that you need to consider.

Large variety from which to choose

Garden sheds have become quite a popular item in the consumer market now. There is quite a high demand for this product so there is no real surprise to see that there is a large variety being offered. The name -garden sheds, does not do justice. As many of you may already be aware, garden sheds have a multi-purpose use. They are commonly known to be used as an extra room of the house rather than a garden shed tool house. As a result, some of the garden sheds that are being offered today have been designed keeping in mind their primary purpose is to act as a room.

There are many of us that would like to have some extra space in the shed that we can use for gardening. For this reason, when you are deciding to buy a garden shed kit, there are a number of things that you need to consider which will ensure that your purpose will be met. A recent study showed that the consumer market is currently looking for sheds that can fulfill both purposes of acting as a room and also as a garden shed.

If you are hoping to have a choice of variety, a good place to look would be here at Wooden Shed Kits. Even though there are a large number of online stores currently dealing in garden sheds, very few of them are offering the two-in-one. All other stores are known to mostly offer standard garden sheds that act as a storage room. Even these rooms that are being offered are limited in design.  Due to the material used like steel, plastic, plywood they are not as practical as one would like to think.

What is a 2 in 1 feature?

So you may be asking yourself, “What is the two-in-one feature that is currently being offered by Wooden Shed Kits?” Basically offering garden sheds that have two separate compartments. One of the compartments acts as the extra room that most people use for general purpose and the other part is used for storage for gardening. These are the best sheds that you can buy for gardening. Buying a separate shed for each purpose cannot only end up costing you significantly more money, but will also consume a large amount of space in your back yard.

We are offering a large variety of garden sheds that fall under this category. What this means is that one will not be limited on choice to find something that will complement their house and garden surroundings. Another factor that gives us a competitive edge over other online web stores is in relation to the quality and price that we offer.

In terms of price, we can guarantee the lowest price. We are so confident about our price we offer, that we are willing to match the price of any store that is selling natural solid wood product at a lower price.  In addition we will also provide you with a 10% discount on top of it.

Yes one more factor that you will not be able to find easily at other online stores is excellent quality and unique product. Our garden sheds are made out of natural wood in comparison to the traditional metal and plastic. The wooden garden sheds have been proven to be much more cost effective.  They also last for a longer period of time. If you are planning to buy a garden shed kit, these factors contribute to your making the best selection.  You will be satisfied.

Best Time to Buy a Garden Shed

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Why is it the best time to buy?

You may be asking yourself since summer is still a couple of months away, why would people be urging others to buy a wooden garden shed now? What you have to understand is that even though garden sheds are preferably used in the summer months, this does not mean that they cannot be used all year round. Even though the product is one that is mainly promoted in the summer months, purchasing it in a pre-season sale is known to work out to be much cheaper. If you decide to buy a garden shed at the current time in the market in comparison to the summer months, you can easily expect to see yourself making a savings of about 30%.

A new image of garden sheds for which to look

The standard garden sheds that many are known to have in their backyard are the ones where you do not even like going into to throw your storage items away. The regular sheds that many are use to seeing and buying are known to be old, plain and boring, to be quite frank. They are mainly seen as a temporary room in which you can simply store your “junk”. Due to this common picture embedded in people’s mind about garden sheds, many people are not as keen to buy it as they should be.

Wooden Shed Kits are a newly organized item that has completely revitalized and rejuvenated the image of garden sheds. Unlike the traditional boring and old look, the garden sheds being offered by Wooden Shed Kits are known to have something special about them. Their sheds have been based on the concept of making it into a room that can be used for leisure and social purposes. For this reason, there has been a lot of effort put into the design aspect of the product. These new designed garden sheds are known to have an elegant and stylish feel about them, another reason which makes them popular to buy.

A large variety from which to choose

Because the designs for these specific garden sheds currently offered by Wooden Shed kits are known to be relatively new, there is a large variety from which to choose. Unlike other garden sheds where you have a limited choice, this is not the case here. Wooden Shed Kits are available in a wide range of designs of garden sheds ensuring that you will be able to find one that you like. A great deal of thought has gone into the exterior appearance of these sheds. They have been designed in such a way that allows them to easily contrast or match your backyard surroundings.

Able to add your own touches

All of the garden sheds currently available through Wooden Shed Kits are known to be made using natural wood. The combinations of woods that are used include plywood and many other high quality natural pieces of wood. Because the entire structure is built from durable wood, one can easily add their own custom touches. Wooden Shed Kits have understood that every individual would like to make their garden shed feel like their own. Due to the material from which the shed is made, users are able to custom paint it to whatever color they desire. One of the best things about the wood used to create the garden sheds is that it can work with a number of different paint types. This ensures that you are not limited to just the standard set of colors when it comes to painting your shed.

A benefit of the high quality wood that is used to create the shed is that you are not required to do any work on it at all. It can be left in its original state. This will also give a natural feel to the garden.

Before Buying a Shed Kit, Think about Moisture

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Old model sheds

Garden sheds have always been a popular structure that you would normally find in most gardens. The initial purpose that they have been designed is to store garden items or other things for which you do not have space in the house. As many of you may already be aware, the traditional garden sheds used by many are quite outdated and not functional at all. Most of the older model sheds still being sold by a number of companies in the market are no longer practical to be used. With the low grade material that is used to manufacture such sheds in the first place, one might jokingly say you would be better choosing a card board box instead. One of the biggest problems that the older model of garden sheds faced was that there was no design concept.  They also were not weather resistant, specially with plastic sheds or metal sheds.  It was a common to see moisture and dampness in your shed which in turn caused the material of the shed to deteriorate.

model shed

There was a huge element missing in the older models of garden sheds.  This market gap has been filled by the sheds being offered by Wooden Shed Kits. A great thing about the garden sheds being offered by Wooden Shed Kits is that they are weather resistant, wood is the best material for controlling humidity and not like others are using plywood, SolidBuild sheds are from natural wood.. Knowing that a garden shed will continuously be exposed to numerous weather changes, it is important for it to be able to withstand any type of weather. The major concern that most people have is regarding moisture in their shed. Since garden sheds are now commonly used for the purpose of a room, perhaps a games room, you would want to make sure that the shed in which you put expensive furniture remains safe. The last thing you want to have happen is that you walk in one day to find out that the entire interior of your shed is completely wet due to rain.

Another wonderful aspect about all the garden sheds offered by Wooden Shed Kits is that they undergo a special process to ensure that they are weather resistant. Also the material that is used to manufacture the garden shed is quite durable.  They are durable in maintaining their original structure, design and support provided. The majority of the garden sheds that are currently being offered by Wooden Shed Kits are made out of northern pine wood. A significant distinction is that the roof top of the shed is covered with shingles witch last more than 30 years and prevents any moisture from entering the shed, and it’s easy to match with your house roof, so you not destroying the view of your home and backyard .

When considering buying a garden shed from Wooden Shed Kits, it is a good idea to speak to one of their customer support representatives.  They can assist you in choosing which shed would suit you best for the purpose that you have in mind. There is a toll free number that you can contact which is available five days a week, 12 hours a day.

It would also be a good idea to do a bit of research before you decide to commit yourself to a particular shed. What you have to realize is that there is a large variety of garden sheds currently offered by Wooden Shed Kits  Because there is such a large variety from which to choose, one can often get confused when deciding which shed to select and which one to reject. The one that you do end up choosing may be as a result of a number of different factors.  Your final choice might revolve solely around the purpose for which you are going to use the shed in the first place.

Where to look

If you are interested in the variety of garden sheds offered by Wooden Shed Kits, the best place to look would be on their online website.  This website is convenient and easy to access.  Because you can browse it at your leisure, you will have every opportunity to find that shed which can satisfy your needs.

The Variations and Uses of Log Sheds

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

Log sheds are useful for many reasons and as such, a variety of log shed kits are available for consumers to choose from. These versatile assets can be used as:

An additional room – Does it seem like your home could use an extra room? Whether you want a guest room, place for your arts and crafts, an office, or a workshop for your mechanics, a log shed is a perfect fit.

A child’s play area – Little girls have dreams of enjoying their own playhouse, and little boys always enjoy a place to rough house. Log sheds are ideal separate play area that can be utilized in rain or shine.

A quiet retreat – Everybody needs a secluded getaway for some leisurely relaxation once in awhile; a log shed in your backyard is easily accessible and always affordable.

An extra storage area – Maybe you need more storage space or want a storage area that is light, airy, and attractive on the interior as well as the exterior. Unlike the attic, a log shed fulfills all of these requirements.

A place of work – Anyone who works from home can appreciate the concept of having a separate work space, especially if the home-based business deals with visiting clientele. Or perhaps the student of the family needs a special environment to study and complete schoolwork.

These are just a handful of the many ways to use a log shed. Additionally, what makes a log shed so versatile is that the purpose of the shed can change to fit your evolving needs. For example, a log shed that began as a play house for a little girl can be transformed into an art studio for an aspiring teenage artist. This kind of versatility can be maintained for years, provided the log shed is of high quality and maintained. So when you are ready to consider a supplier, search for a company that offers an impressive selection of affordable, high quality log shed kits to choose from.

Choosing a Log Cabin or Log Shed Supplier?

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Purchasing an outdoor wood kit such as a garden cabin, log shed, or log cabin, is an important decision. Undoubtedly you want to attain a quality kit that will prove to be a beautiful investment that you are satisfied with for years to come. Therefore, when choosing a supplier it is important to make a few considerations to ensure that your asset meets all of your expectations.

Consider the specialty.
Does the prospective supplier specialize in outdoor wood projects? In other words, does their product line consist of cabins, sheds, gazebos, and similar outdoor buildings? Companies that have a spread-out focus and dabble in many different products may not have the experience and knowledge to address any questions, issues, or concerns that may arise. Seek instead a company whose expertise is outdoor wood projects and specializing in providing the best products at low prices is their sole focus. As such, they can offer log cabin and log shed advice, information, and customization options that other companies can not.

Consider the quality and price. Many companies boast low prices but skimp on the quality of the material. By using plastic or toxic plywood in their products, they are able to offer attractive discounts. Investigate the prospective supplier to ensure that they are committed to supplying top-notch goods; all of their products consist of quality, natural, hand selected wood and their low prices stem from the use of innovative technology, not cheap material.

Consider the craftsmanship. Quality outdoor wood kits are not only constructed to be durable and easily assembled, but to look great on the exterior and interior. This is achieved through a commitment to high production standards. Instead of mass production companies, search for a smaller company that monitors production through every step.  From examining each piece of wood, to manually testing each door and window, to checking the packaging before shipment, every kit should proceed through a rigorous inspection so that you receive quality material which smoothly interconnects.

Regardless of the provider you choose, these considerations will prove helpful during the process. By referencing the considerations highlighted above, you can find an impressive provider that offers quality, price, and craftsmanship.

How To Care For Log Cabins And Log Sheds

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

To acquire the maximum years of use out of your log cabin or log shed, it is vital that diligent maintenance be performed regularly. This is especially true if the structure is 100% natural wood since wood is susceptible to mold, mildew, and termites. Thankfully, routine upkeep is not extremely time consuming or difficult.

The first and most important step in log cabin or log shed maintenance is observation and prevention. For example, prevent termites by having a pest company perform a treatment upon initial setup of the structure and apply a stain. Or if you observe a water stain find the leak (typically located in an improperly sealed area) and make the necessary fix. And if you see mold or mildew, address it immediately to prevent it from spreading since they are the most prevalent and persistent enemies of log structures.

A yearly inspection of your log structure’s exterior for termites, mold, mildew, and general grime, is strongly suggested. If termites are found, a pest control company can arrange to have them exterminated. In regards to mold, mildew and grime, the cabin or shed can be rid of these with a thorough cleaning. Use a pressure washer filled with a mixture of water and wood cleaning agent. The pressure washer should not exceed 1500 pounds per square inch (psi) and should be used with caution since its severity can splinter the wood and chip the paint.

Your log shed or cabin should be painted and/or stained upon initial construction. Depending if your wood structure is exposed to harsh weather or not (i.e. constant sun, severe storms, etc), be sure to reapply the stain and/or paint every 3-5 years and perform touch-ups when required (i.e. after pressure washing). Doing so will prevent further damage from the weather, mold and mildew, and termites. Following this and the aforementioned suggestions will surely extend the life of your log shed or log cabin (and your enjoyment!).