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TV Stands & Media Consoles: Rigby 55" Small Media Console Base - The ultimate in storage versatility, this multi-purpose small TV stand is rich with the texture of rustic teak, framed in matte black teak for a contemporary look. Paired with a black...::$170.00
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Popular Terms About Storage Sheds Defined
Storage sheds, outdoor shelters that house tools and lawnmowers, appear in backyards all over residential neighborhoods. You can store gardening and pool supplies, tool bins, rakes, and bikes in a shed, depending on how big it is. Some are very large, resembling barns, suitable for class car enthusiasts who need room to work on their vehicles, for instance. Others are small, just big enough to fit a mower, fertilizer containers, and some tools on shelves. Many people opt to lock their outdoor sheds, barns, containers to prevent theft. Some are portable and feature pad locks, while others are fixed and latch closed. The floor plan you choose is up to you, whether you want to store wine or boxes of mementos. Consider these popular definitions pertaining to storage sheds.
Metal shed – Made primarily of metal, these types of sheds come in all shapes and sizes. They’re durable, and can withstand lots of abuse from the weather and outdoor conditions. They’re not the best for humid climates, though, as they can rust over time.
Vinyl sheds – Durable and attractive, vinyl sided outdoor storage sheds and garages are easy to clean, come in a variety of colors, last many years, and resist factors such as rust. They can be costly, though.
Wood storage sheds – While they look quaint and classic, wooden sheds can fall victim to rot from termites. However, they fit in with natural outdoor surroundings well, are durable, and are easy to work with.
Plywood sheathing – Panels that cover the boards on a shed’s framework, providing a finished look.
Gable ends – Triangle section on a pitched roof shed, representing the spot where the slopes join.
Truss – A large beam that strengthens a garage or shed roof.
Ridge vents – Allow air flow along the top of a roof.
The word 'shed' likely comes from the Anglo-Saxon 'shadde', which seems to have been used to refer to both storage buildings and barns. In fact, miniature barns are a common modern shed style.
Most storage sheds are found in gardens or yards. They may be attached to or part of a garage, but are generally separate. Some storage sheds are portable. Traditionally, storage structures were made of wood, but now a variety of materials are used. Some sheds are essentially locked containers, often made of metal.
Garages are used to store cars. Sheds are used to store all kinds of things, including tools, spare furniture and even wine. Styles of shed are affected strongly by local climate. Some sheds, especially box style ones, may be delivered intact. Others are made from kits. Plans for building sheds from scratch are also sold.
Some storage sheds are much larger buildings, used at industrial plants. A storage facility may consist of multiple units, some of them large enough to count as warehouses, and may require office facilities to keep things in order. Self-storage facilities generally use units that are built together, but some older ones may be separate sheds or garages.
Sheds are intended for outdoor use, and thus are waterproof. Vinyl is a popular material. A larger shed may contain various bins and cabinets in which tools and other items are stored, and many have shelves. As they are separate outdoor buildings, they are secured with either a built-in lock or a padlock. Storage containers are usually padlocked. Sheds of a standard design may be purchased, or may be custom built to match a new home and landscaped garden. Their size varies according to available and needed space. Some sheds can be easily moved. All serve the same basic purpose of storing items for use.