List Of Tools You’ll Need To Build A Shed

This is a list of tools that you’ll need to build a shed. If you don’t have all of them it’s likely that you can borrow what you don’t have from a friend or a relative.

Hand Tools

  • Claw hammer
  • Tape measure and pencil
  • Carpenters square
  • Builders level
  • Chalk line
  • Tin snips
  • Rake and shovel
  • Step ladder
  • Hand saw

Power Tools

  • Extension chords
  • Circular saw
  • Electric drill, 1/8″ drill bit, Philips screwdriver bit
  • Router, 1/4 inch router bit, router collar
  • Table saw *

Paint Equipment

  • Caulk gun
  • Brush
  • Roller and cage (or a spray gun)

Table saw *

You don’t absolutely positively need a table saw but it is invaluable for ripping trim from 4×8 sheets of siding material. You can do it with a circular saw but your cuts will not be so nice. You can probably rent one and cut all the trim for the shed in less than an hour.

Or you can buy ready made trim boards but they are very expensive.

As a last alternative you can 1×3 pine boards for the trim. But I  recommend against that because real wood will take lots of extra prep time and effort, and still will not give you as nice a finish product as hard board trim.