Finding the correct Structure to start off with

One of the most important things to do is to find the correct structure to begin with. You can always purchase plans, but I wanted something a little further down the 'easy' road than starting from just paper plans.

The shed I decided on was the Belmont 8x8 shed by Heartland (purchased it at Lowes in Northern California). The reason I picked this shed was because the roof was not required for the four walls to stand on their own. Instead, it was built on top of the four walls after they were constructed and raised. The reason for this is to be able to build the roof as a separate component while using the walls as a place to build the roof, then, insert some sort of rolling mechanism so the roof can be moved off of the 4 walls later.

Click here for the plans and notice on pages 24 and 25, you will see the four walls standing with an opportunity to build any type of roof I would like on top of them. This made this project much easier than trying to change the wall designs of most back yard sheds, plus, the shed only cost me $549.00!

Note: I would have very much liked to have a ten foot by eight foot structure, but I needed to settle for this one because it was the only one I could find that allowed for a separate roof structure as described earlier. You could easily extend the building to be ten feet in length, but this would require: