The Ultimate Building a Storage Shed Quiz

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How does pressure-treated lumber differ from untreated lumber?
resists decay
resists insect infestation
both answers
To resist decay and insect infestation, pressure-treated lumber has been treated with chemicals.

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For what component of the storage shed is it important to use pressure-treated lumber?
floor
bottom plate of the walls
both answers
Use pressure-treated lumber for the floor and the bottom plate of the walls.

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What type of pressure-treated wood should be used for floors?
softwood
plywood
You may use pressure-treated plywood to construct the floors.
hardwood

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How long should it take a skilled carpenter to build a storage shed?
one day
A skilled carpenter may be able to knock one out in about a day.
one week
two weeks

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For building a storage shed, where do you find out what kind of permits you will need?
local jurisdiction
To find out about building permits and codes, go to your local jurisdiction.
state jurisdiction
federal jurisdiction

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Before building, why would you need to check with your homeowners association?
guidelines
approval process
both answers
Your homeowners association may have specific construction guidelines, and an approval process for unattached structures.

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Why may you want to notify your neighbors of your intention to install a storage shed?
You may need your neighbors' approval.
Your neighborhood may require that your neighbors sign-off on your project.
Your neighbors' may want to use the shed.
Your neighbors' may help you build the shed.

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What type of foundation may extend the life of your storage shed?
concrete
A concrete foundation may extend the life of your storage shed.
wood-post
compactable gravel

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What are skids made of?
rubber sheets
long cuts of lumber
The shed floors sits on skids, which are long cuts of lumber.
metal flashing

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To determine whether a surface is level or plumb, what tool should you use?
carpenter's level
Take the carpenter's level out of the toolbox.
hammer
framing square

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If you plan on moving the storage shed, what type of footing should you choose?
concrete
wood skids
If you may want to change the shed's location, build the storage shed on wooden skids.
compactable gravel

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When determining the size of a storage shed, what should you consider?
what you will store
When deciding how much space you will need, consider what you plan to store in the shed.
tools available
style of your home

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What effect may frost heaves cause?
icy surfaces
movement of frozen soil
Frost heaves may cause frozen soil to move?
melting snow

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If your garage is so cluttered that you cannot park your car inside, what do-it-yourself project may be a good idea?
a three-car garage
a storage shed
A do-it-yourself storage shed may solve your storage issues and get your car into the garage.
a dog house

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What are the limitations of prefabricated storage sheds?
limited styles
limited durability
both answers
A prefabricated structure may not have the style you are looking for and their durability is limited.

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Where can you find storage shed building plans?
home improvement stores
Internet
both answers
Plans are available at home improvement stores and on the Internet.

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Which part of the storage shed plan is easily changed?
size of the windows
size of the doors
both answers
The size of the windows and the doors may be adjusted to suit your needs.

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If you use wooden-skids instead of a foundation, what may be used to anchor the shed to the ground?
cable tie-downs
wooden posts
both answers
Use cable tie-downs or wooden posts to anchor the shed to the ground.

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To build the shed, how much will the materials cost?
500
750
2000
Expect the lumber and materials to cost at least $2,000. Lumber is a commodity, so the price may vary.

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Where should you install the roof overlay?
under the roof frame
over the roof frame
The roof overlay should be installed over the roof frame. Roof overlay is a type of building paper.
over the exterior roof material

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