There are few even simpler constructions for a small auxiliary building than the assembly instructions for a sheet metal tool shed. Most do-it-yourself furniture is more demanding. A standard house consists of almost thirty individual parts and the construction is almost self-explanatory. Some safety precautions are important.
General information in assembly instructions for each type of sheet metal house
If a tool shed is built from sheet metal, the technical challenge is manageable. It is important to note the warnings and to follow them, which are mentioned in every assembly instruction. They apply to all sheet metal house types and sizes.
The following risks arise during construction and must be controlled:
- The sheet metal panels are very light and susceptible to wind. Even with light gusts they can literally "take off" and become dangerous, sharp-edged projectiles
- Sheet metal elements are bound to have sharp edges and pointed corners. The assembly should only be carried out with work gloves that reliably protect against cuts
- The sheet metal shed must be completed in one operation. Only when closed and fully assembled does it develop sufficient stability
- Small animals and children should be kept away from the assembly area and should not have access to the individual sheet metal components
- The assembly should not take place on a windy day, as individual components and the not yet finished sheet metal tool shed quickly develop a life of their own
- A ladder should be free-standing and not lean against the half-finished tool shed
The usual individual parts for a sheet metal tool shed
- Eight frame bars for the floor and roof frame
- Five to twelve wall elements, with some manufacturers even more smaller ones
- Four to six roof elements
- Element connection rails or none, depending on the type of construction
- Four triangular gable parts
- Central spar
- Ridge cover
- Panels, corner covers, nuts, washers, screws, door guides and angles
The sheet metal must not and should not be drilled. All mounting holes are prefabricated by the manufacturer and protected against tearing and corrosion.
If the shed gets too noisy when it rains, it can be insulated in two ways. Either cross struts made of wood with a felt covering are installed from the inside to reduce the vibrations and / or insulating materials are glued to the roof from the outside.Tips & Tricks The sheet metal tool sheds are usually equipped with a single screw size. Since there are a lot of screw connections, you should work with a cordless screwdriver.