10 Must-Have Tools for Your Tool Shed
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10 Must-Have Tools for Your Tool Shed

10 Must-Have Tools For Your Tool Shed
Jan, 2024

A metal storage shed is one of the most versatile structures you can install on your property and use in many ways. But how to install it, what tools you will need, and how much it will cost you that’s what we will discuss here.

10 Tools That You Need For Your Metal Tool Shed

A. First, you will need some tools to level & measure the structure. The commonly used ones are as follows:

1. Measuring Tape

It will allow you to calculate the exact dimensions needed to construct your tool storage shed. All measurements of the doors, windows, and lengths of post legs shall be done at this stage.

2. String Level Or Laser Distance Meter Or De Spirit Level

There are various tools available in the market that you can use to ensure your structure is leveled correctly. A sloppy design may cause trouble in the future and would cost extra to fix. So, investing in a leveler is a smart choice. You can use it in the future for other woodwork projects as well.

3. Permanent Marker (no, you can’t use a graphite pencil)

But graphite pencils are cheap and get the job done! You’re right. However, galvanized steel or aluminum generally does not do well with graphite. It has a corrosive effect on metal. In a humid climate, a pencil mark will start to show off rusting within a year or so.

So, just to be on the safe side, you should use a permanent marker or paint marker.

B. Now that we are done with the measurements, we would need to cut the metal panels. For that, the following tools might come in handy.

4. Tin Snips

It can be used to cut thin metal panels, generally for sidewalls. You can give any shape or size to your metal panel by using it.

5. Screw Gun & Cordless Drill

It will help fasten all frames & panels together and secure it. You can further use these tools in the future for other DIY projects, such as hanging shelves or installing hooks on your metal wall panel.

6. Metal Cutting Blade Or High Tension Hacksaw

This is needed to cut through thick metal. You can remove any extra nails or screw hanging out of the shed.

C. Other tools that you will need to DIY a metal storage shed in your backyard are:

7. Hammer

It is a very useful & handy tool that you can use to put things into place or fix items.

8. Step Ladder

To reach the top of the roof frame or panel, you will need a ladder. This tool will also be helpful in the future for your other home projects or for pre-Christmas cleaning.

9. Post Hole Digger

If you are building your metal storage shed, especially on a concrete foundation, you are going to need a post-hole digger.

10. And Finally, Safety Equipment

  • Gloves
  • Safety goggles
  • Knee pads
  • Ear muffs
  • Emergency first aid kit
  • Filter respirator (if too much cutting work is required)

If you don’t have any of these tools, you can get them from your local hardware store or order online from any e-commerce store website. If expensive, you can even lend it for a short period of time. Depending on your metal shed’s design, you may need more or fewer tools.

Not sure what size steel tool shed you want, that’s okay! Viking Steel Structures have user-friendly 3D building Estimator ready & available 24/7 at your disposal. You can design the metal structure of your choice. And as if that was not enough, we also have integrated AU (augmented reality), using which you can view your designed metal structure on your property. So, do check it out.

Can I Build A Small Tool Storage Shed?

The short answer is – Yes, you can. However, Viking Steel Structures suggests that you let professional construction workers handle the task for complex structures. If you still insist on building a small tool storage shed by yourself, let’s see how you can do that.

  • First, you will need to clean the site and level it.
  • Second comes the foundation part. In case you have chosen concrete, ensure that they are poured & cured at least a week ago.
  • Next comes metal post. You must secure your metal post with an anchor. It will give your structure stability even during adverse weather conditions.
  • Finally, you need to install the roof frame & panels along with any add-ons such as side panels, skylight, vents, gutter, etc.
  • And Voila! Your metal shed is ready for use. Do not forget to clean your building after the construction work is finished.

How Much Will A Large Tool Shed Cost?

On average, you can get a metal storage shed for $15 to $25 per sq. ft. The exact price depends on the design, its complexity & your location. For a finished structure suitable as a small living quarter, you may end up spending more.

Overall, the total cost can be broken down into the following:

  • Raw material price
  • Foundation cost
  • Delivery charges (if applicable)
  • Labor charges (if any)
  • Add-ons and finishing that you wish to customize.

According to Lawn Starter, building a shed can cost you between $1,767 and $9,567. While a small tool storage shed can cost $363, a fully customized large tool shed can cost as much as $30,000.

When you buy a metal tool shed from Viking Steel Structures, you get hassle-free delivery & installation without incurring any additional charges.

Note: Installation and delivery charges are included in our final pricing. So you don’t have to pay anything extra. We offer multiple customization options, and yes, you can make changes after purchase until your order gets on schedule. Post-scheduling, you can’t modify your metal structure.

Shedding Your Metal Tool Shed Doubts With Viking Steel Structures:

As you have seen above, whether you are installing a large tool shed or you are DIY-ing a small tool storage shed, having the right equipment at your disposal is crucial. To make your hard work project last long, you must buy high-quality steel from Viking Steel Structures. We are committed to giving you the best of the deal with reasonable pricing.

We have a dedicated support team to respond to all your queries. So, don’t delay. Pick up your phone and dial 877-801-3263 to get your metal storage shed. Our delivery & installation charges are included in the final pricing so that you get hassle-free construction within the comfort of your home.

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