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Beginner’s Guide For Building Small Shed

This is a very good book on construction of a small building. The author is a good teacher; he walks you through the entire process of construction, from foundation to roof, in a way that’s understandable to novices. The drawings are great: helpful and friendly. Ostensibly for kids building clubhouses, but it’s also a very good starting manual for anyone building their first small structure.

From Storey Publishing here.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

4 Responses to Beginner’s Guide For Building Small Shed

  1. Lee Mothes says:

    Hi Llloyd,

    Thanks for mentioning my book! Someday I'll have to come out and talk to you about tiny houses, building etc. Your postings are a great inspiration.

    Lee

  2. Anonymous says:

    here is an interesting bunch of sheds/ interesting competition.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/10112493/Shed-of-the-year.html

  3. Anonymous says:

    gosh, okay, think i tracked down the main site for this competition

    http://readersheds.co.uk/

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