Shed Building Supplies in Abbotsford

8 Oct 2020 Building Supply

If you are building a shed for your home in the Fraser Valley, it is important to know where to find the materials that you will need. There are many different ways to build a shed and plenty of different types of materials that can be used, and the experts at a local building centre, like Country Lumber, should be able to help you find what you need for shed building supplies in the Abbotsford area.

What Materials are Needed to Build a Shed?

Most sheds follow a fairly rudimentary design, since they are typically used for tool and garden supply storage and little else. If you are putting together a checklist of some of the shed building materials that you will need to begin your Abbotsford project, the list below might be useful to consider:


The material that will likely be needed the most is lumber. Most of what will be needed are 2×4 SPF boards. The other dimensions of lumber that will be required will depend on the shed’s design plans. Make sure that you have a list written of how many of each length will be required for your shed. It is also likely that you will need a few sheets of plywood for the walls, roof, and any shelves you wish to install.


If your shed is going to have a strong concrete foundation, it is important to know this ahead of time. Many shed designs use wood platforms and rest on rock, but these sheds are typically less stable and do not last as long. Another problem with sheds built on wooden platforms is that animals have a tendency to seek shelter under them.

Fasteners and Hardware

You will need a healthy supply of screws, nails, and other hardware in order to build your shed.  A nailgun can make the job much easier as well, so make sure that you know where to get all of the hardware that you will need and collect more than you think you will use.

Windows and Doors

Many sheds use a framed piece of plywood for a door and factor out windows altogether. Having a window in your shed can make it easier to see and provide much needed ventilation, especially if the shed will house chemicals and gasoline. Although it can be cheaper to make your own door out of plywood and 2×4, this can lead to major problems down the road as these doors can fall out of square and stick in the frame.

Roofing Materials

Installing a proper roof to fend off moisture is important. You should make sure that you have tarpaper and shingles or whatever other type of roofing material you plan to use on hand.


There are many different types of siding that can be used but, ultimately, most people tend to use the same kind of siding that they have on their house, especially if the shed is located in a visible place. When purchasing siding, be sure to look into the kind of trim and fascia that will be used as well.


Once the shed is built, it will need to be painted. The paint colours used should typically be the same as those used on the house. Many people already have a bucket or two of paint leftover from the last time they painted their house. If this is not the case, most local paint shops can colour match your home’s paint colour.

If you are interested in finding out more about where to find shed building supplies in Abbotsford and the kind of supplies you will need, or if you would like to learn more about any of the other services and supplies available from Country Lumber, please contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.