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It is often quite amazing just how handy a small storage shed can be. This is especially true for the homeowner who has no garage, and yet who also has a lawn that needs tending. This is because they will have equipment and supplies that need to be kept out of the weather and secure from the risk of theft or damage.
The traditional size of a custom or prefabricated storage shed tends to be 10'x12' or 120 square feet. For the purpose of this discussion we will look at the costs associated with the construction of a modest, and yet extremely durable storage shed of this size.
Building a shed as described can be a DIY project, but it will require some advanced carpentry skills and even the pouring of some concrete. Because of this it is best for the average homeowner to hire a professional carpenter or contractor to tackle the job instead. This is particularly true if the shed will be wired for lighting and electrical supplies.
According to the Craftsman National Building Cost Estimator program, the pricing on such a custom-built structure would be around $2745, or $22.85 per square foot. This fee schedule assumes that carpenters receive $70 per hour and electricians demand $65 to $85 per hour.
These costs will cover: