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To build a shed foundation, dig a 6-inch deep trench supported by wooden inserts, and layer the trench with crushed gravel, sand and concrete. You need a tape measure, stakes, string, a garden spade and a tamper. More »

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In order to build a shed with a sloped roof, first build a platform, then build the walls and the roof, nail the pieces together, install doors and windows and then perform the finish work. Follow all local ordinances an... More »

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The steps to building your own shed are laying the foundation, building the floor, adding the walls, framing the roof and detailing the door. Many of these tasks are composed of further steps. You finish the project by c... More »

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Building a brick retaining wall involves digging a trench for the wall's footing, installing the wall footing and laying brick rows. Cleaning the brick faces with a wire brush completes the process. More »

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For attractive deck railing, try building a wooden railing around the porch and adding stained glass inserts to reflect sunlight. A curved wooden rail with double ballasts is another good idea, notes Decks.com. More »

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Any good container home plan begins with designing a foundation. Apply for a permit from your area’s building authority before building a container home. To build a container home, you must plan the modifications to be m... More »

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To build a small cabin, start with a concrete foundation, then build a frame for the floor, walls and roof. Finish the cabin with your preferred materials. Before building, check local building codes for any requirements... More »

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