Gardening :: Wood Sheds | ArticleBiz.com

Wood is the most conventional material for constructing sheds. Whether they are storage sheds, garden sheds, tool sheds or any other type of sheds; wood is a popular material.

Wood sheds have an old-world charm to them. Wooden garden sheds create a feeling of natural harmony in the garden. Wood is a natural material and so a wood shed does not look out of place in a garden like a plastic or a metal shed would. The different hues and contours on wood are retained when the shed is built and that creates a pleasant impression of an old-fashioned country house. Wood sheds are also constructed in old colonial styles, with tapering roofs, arched windows, and workbenches by their sides to add to their rustic charm.

Wood can also be easily painted in chosen colors. A wood shed painted in shades of green, yellow, or orange creates a feeling of oneness with the shed and the rest of the garden. Also by repainting the wood shed externally, the entire look of the garden can be changed.

It is important to note that wood as a material for construction has its own problems. Wood rots after prolonged exposure to water. Rotten wood becomes puffy and may even crumble, and also becomes a habitat for fungi like molds and that may even cause ailments to the people using the shed.

There can also be problems with termites. Termites attack wood in armies and eat away the very foundations of the wood shed. If neglected, the entire shed may collapse like a pack of cards. Wood also harbors cockroaches, spiders, and other assorted insects.

Despite these potential problems, wood sheds have an earthy charm. There are several pest control methods that can curb these organisms from wreaking havoc with the wood shed. Several preservatives are available to keep the shed pest-free. Just growing some trees around the wood shed, like the bitter neem (Azadirachta indica), may help to naturally insulation curb the pests by driving them away from the wood shed.

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