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April/May 2015

Is It Time to Update Your Roof System?

For many shed builders, rafters are the unquestionable way to go for a roofing system. They’re the simple solution for the quick stick-framed construction favored by many builders. And the traditional wood gussets that hold these rafters together often are a good way for shed builders to use up their[Read More…]

Toe-Nail vs. Hang It

You might say that your entire shed-building project rests on your choice of joist connections—and you wouldn’t be entirely wrong since your shed is depending on those joists to serve as a sturdy foundation. The growing number of options available for securing joists can make selecting the right one a[Read More…]

Shed Builder Gets Ideas on… Pinterest

Historic Shed in Brooksville, Florida, has hit upon a unique way to get ideas for sheds, garages, and more – —Pinterest. “Being the visually oriented people that we are here at Historic Shed, we love the idea-saving website Pinterest,” the company said in a statement. “We use it to collect ideas[Read More…]

Interlocking Structures Debuts in Dallas

Affordable Portable Structures, based in Texas, unveiled its new EZ Log Cabin at Dallas Build Expo in early February. What makes the structure unique is that it is a Malaga A interlocking, stacked-wall log cabin. The 108-square-foot cabin is constructed from select-grade, computer- milled spruce from the Baltics, featuring 12.5[Read More…]

2015 Keystone Wholesale Show a Success

Buyers and manufacturers agreed that the 2015 Keystone Wholesale Show, February 25 and 26 in York, Pennsylvania, was one of the most successful shows in Keystone’s decade-plus history. Show coordinator, Wanda Gregg said, “We owe a lot to our sponsors who have partnered with us to make this a must-attend[Read More…]

We Just Want to Keep Building Sheds

Zook talks about his goats at home. He also has a donkey, some turkeys, and a couple chickens. Then there’s his lawn to mow, a garden, a dog and a cat, and a wife, Mary (not necessarily in that order). That’s the life he enjoys—that, and being successful in the[Read More…]

The Future of the Industry

Mel Fisher got into the shed-building business in 1973 when only a couple of his Amish brothers in Lancaster County in Southeastern Pennsylvania were building the wooden storage structures. He assembled a few hundred sheds each year outside his home in Leola. In 1979, stronger demand forced Fisher to move[Read More…]

Builder Q&A: A Quality Journey

Kenneth Miller has a passion to make a quality shed at an affordable price. He learned the trade from his father, and in 2003 opened Classic Buildings in Salem, Missouri. We had a chance to ask Miller a few questions about both his sheds and his family.   Where does your[Read More…]

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