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Garden shed assembly

Nham
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Nham
Nham
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This shed is a great size for storing tools and garden supplies without taking up too much space in the backyard, and Bunnings Workshop member Nham gives his assembly tips.

 

 

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The project

 

We had a small tool collection, lawn mower and gardening supplies to store away. After doing research and reading reviews, I ended up getting a 2.5m x 2.5m gable shed. Putting it together was more challenging than I thought.

 

Here are my tips for getting it right:

 

  • Read the instructions carefully and check that they sent you everything. Separate the parts according to size.

 

  • Lay all the panels out and mark the positions where you need to screw in to join the metal panels together. 

 

  • Each panel is joined at the rib. The trick is to have support underneath when you drill the self-tapping screws through both pieces. I used a piece of wood and aligned it underneath the rib. Hold the power drill securely and apply downward force. When the tapping screws "bite" it will secure both pieces.

 

  • Check that the screw has gone through both panels. If it hasn't, adjust your support underneath by moving it closer to the screw. Continue to screw in until it "bites" into the second panel. I assembled one panel at a time. Be careful at the corners and make sure everything is aligned before you fix in the screws.

 

  • Once all the panels are done, go inside the house, open up the first aid kit and bandage all the superficial cuts you will get from handling the metal sheets. I did try wearing gloves, but it didn't give me the control I needed. The gloves were great when I had to arrange the panels, but I took them off when drilling.

 

  • You will need a partner to help you assemble the walls. I can't imagine how you can do this alone. I attached the walls first and then the roof panels. The door panel was the last to go on.

 

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It has been six months and I am happy with our shed. It keeps all our tools safe and dry.

 

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