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Forum topic by Senator posted 06-16-2019 06:42 PM 442 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Senator

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06-16-2019 06:42 PM

I’ve been researching the company Mediage LLC that’s running howtoplans.org, and the quality of their shed plans. I’m also thinking about building a new and bigger roadside store for the fresh vegetables and produce that my family farm provides to our local community. I see they have a lot of sheds that I could use to replace the old shack down by the road. Just curious if anyone has ever used one of their shed plans and what you might think about the plans and quality of the sheds they design?


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Lazyman

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#1 posted 06-17-2019 12:44 AM

I am by no means an expert but I have built and designed a couple of small sheds. I don’t have any experience with the company or their plans but I looked at a couple of the free versions and they look pretty much like ones I have built and also very similar to some of the prefab sheds that you can have built onsite or delivered. Just go look at some of the model sheds for those companies or even some Home Depots and you will see that just how simple they are. Personally, the free versions seem like they would be enough for most people who have the ability to build them to follow but the full versions might be nice if you have to get a building permit or simply don’t have experience building something like that. $20 doesn’t seem too steep so if you would feel better with a more complete plan, there is not much to lose.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#2 posted 06-17-2019 03:40 AM

Some people will not try to build anything if they don’t know where the first piece is cut to the last. I had a friend that was a retired airline pilot.
He didn’t last very long trying out woodworking for a hobby. He would not start anything with a cut list first.
A shed has to one of the most forgiving projects you could hope for. But it your like my friend John the pilot buy the plan.
Good luck and don’t cut your fingers off. :)

-- Aj

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farmfromkansas

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#3 posted 06-20-2019 12:57 AM

Plans are for beginners. Once you know what you want to build, and have the knowledge, you can draw a plan on a napkin. I like to draw out the dimensions for a project, in case I don’t get in the shop for a few days and forget my plan.

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