Maintenance5 min

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.

Discover LP® Shed Products

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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Trends6 min

2022 Exterior Color Trends: How to Mix & Match Siding Colors

When it comes to your home’s exterior, choosing siding colors is the perfect opportunity to showcase your personal style while enhancing curb appeal. As 2022 unfolds, let’s take a look at this year’s trending exterior house colors and strike inspiration for your next home update.

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Renovation4 min
Advantages of Re-Siding in Warmer Months

Whether you’re tackling the project yourself or hiring a siding contractor, choosing to re-side your home in warmer months can help the process. Brian Mathis, Construction Services Associate at LP, shares his beginning steps to siding a house and the advantages to re-siding in warmer months.

Maintenance5 min
Signs of Winter Siding Damage | LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding

The beginning of spring is a great time of year to assess your siding for signs of damage. After a hard winter season with weather concerns such as ice and low temperatures, siding damage from winter and its affects can happen. If missed, small fixable areas of siding damage can turn into larger concerns down the road.

Trends4 min
2022 House Siding Color Trends | LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding

With so many options, choosing a color for your home can be tricky. You may want to pick based on trending exterior house colors or to match other homes in your area. On the other hand, many homeowners want to ensure their home has a timeless aesthetic, no matter the trends that come and go.