Timber garages are something of a new idea most people, but for people who have lived among forests for generations they have always been used, and to great effect. The fact is, from an economic standpoint people have always used the materials that are at their feet. If you live in forestland you build many things from wood alone, and if you live in the cities (more recently) you build buildings from concrete and brick – after all, they do last longer than wood.
Unfortunately, concrete and brick is more expensive, and there is not always a real need for it. Fact is, timber buildings live very much in harmony with surrounding nature, they are reliably cheap to construct, and provided they are grateful, last for a long time.
When most of us think of timber buildings we think of the traditional shed, a building that has frequented many a garden around the world – cheap, reliable and very functional. But how would one go about build timber garage, effectively what is a large shed?
Depending on what you would like to keep in the garage dictates what type of building style you should opt for. Broadly speaking, you can have a slatted or a log style. If you are building anything of substantive expenditure, a car for example, you should choose the log style far and beyond the slatted option. This is because logs are a lot more robust and you want durable strength when it comes to the threat of thieves and bad weather. (Ideally you'd actually want to opt for a brick garage if you were going to be keeping a car in there for extra peace of mind, but if you are limited by your geographic location a log timber garage is the way to go)
This is the foundation of the whole project so you do not want to skimp here. It surprises me how many people look for free blueprints when they are investing time and money into something they will potentially using for decades, do not fall into that delusional trap – it only wastes your time.
With the right blueprints for your project you can make your life infinite easier – the plans will include measured drawings and the exact supplies you will need. For a small investment of money you can ensure that your timber garage holds high and dry for many years to come.