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5 Quick Ways to Organize Your Backyard Shed

The garden shed is seldom given as much attention as the indoor closet or the garage, so why not get more out of this space with better organization? Follow these tips to corral those tools and make the most of your backyard shed.
  • A pegboard wall. With an easy-to-install pegboard, you can transform one wall into a vertical shelf that is an instant storage solution for tools. Pegs can be placed anywhere on the panel for maximum versatility. For longer service life, look for heavy-duty metal pegboard panels; the holes in the metal will not wear out over time like traditional pegboard might.
  • A potting bench. Give indoor furniture new life in the backyard shed. An old desk can be the perfect size for a handy potting bench, and the height is just right for planting containers. The space below the desk can be used to store bags or bins of potting soil. 
  • A trellis organizer. Bring the garden inside by using a wood trellis to organize gardening tools. Hang the tools from the trellis using heavy-duty S-hooks. Keeping the trellis at eye level puts items within easy reach and makes them easy to hang. For tools that can’t be hung from a hook, try using paper clamps.
  • Crate cabinets. Old wooden crates sourced from flea markets or auctions can be an economical shelving solution in a garden shed because they can be configured vertically or horizontally to suit your needs. Once you’ve found a configuration you like, join the crates together with wood screws.
  • Hose storage. A garden hose lying on the shed floor takes up valuable space and is also a safety hazard. Turn a galvanized metal bucket into a hose caddy by bolting it to the wall, or hang a large hook to hold your hose.

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LP offers a unique collection of engineered wood building products designed specifically for use in sheds and other structures. Your nearest shed dealer can answer any questions you may have about buying or building a shed constructed from LP® products.

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HOW DO YOU CLEAN EXTERIOR WOOD SIDING?

Thanks to the quality of the factory finishing process, prefinished LP® SmartSide® engineered wood siding options have a uniform finish that is long-wearing and weathers evenly, creating less maintenance for the homeowner in the long term.

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How to Take Advantage of Popular Shed Trends and Add to Your Backyard

Have you ever considered adding a shed to your backyard? Lately, homeowners like you are thinking beyond storage sheds and instead are using these spaces as offices, gyms and more. With the flexibility that comes from building with LP® Outdoor Building Solutions® you can add a beautiful shed to your backyard, complete with one of the most durable siding options available, LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, which also leads to easier siding maintenance.

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HOW TO USE THE LP® SMARTSIDE® HOME VISUALIZER

Planning to refresh your home’s trim and fascia? Hoping to change the exterior entirely with a full re-side project? No matter your plans, choosing siding and trim colors can be difficult. Mentally visualizing how your home will look with a new product is a challenge—and it’s even tougher to imagine the amount of change even just updating trim will bring. That’s where the LP® SmartSide® Home Visualizer, a siding visualizer tool, comes in. This free tool can help you explore home siding ideas to find the best siding color combinations for your home. Read more to find out how to use the tool—and why LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding can make all the difference for your home.

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Selecting LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding with Liz Marie Galvan

Re-siding your home is a significant investment and a long-term decision on your home’s look. One of the first steps to siding a house is choosing a siding material that fits your needs. Being involved as you review types of siding and cost can give you confidence in your plans and peace of mind that the materials you choose are built to last. Liz Marie Galvan of the Liz Marie Blog shares her journey toward choosing LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding for her upcoming home re-siding project.