Planning to build a shed? First things first: Know the different types of wood for shed building. This will help you determine whether the wood you intend to use is durable or not. Don’t waste money and time. Here are 7 types of wood for building sheds:
1. Cedar – Durable and wood-eating insect resistant
2. Cypress – Old-growth cypress is durable and rot resistant
3. Larch – Characterful with high resin content
4. Douglas Fir – Excellent dimensional stability
5. Redwood – Durable and slow to burn
6. Pine – Cheapest timber for building
7. Plywood – Affordable and easy to assemble
So which wood type would you prefer? If you’re on a budget, select a timber that is affordable. But if you can pay for the expensive type, which is more durable of course, then why not? Happy shed building!
Score from the experts at Killer Infographics
Visual Communication - 65%
Design - 60%
Content/Script - 60%
Usability - 75%
This infographic provides some insight into the characteristics of different woods used in building sheds—though it should be noted that sheds aren't mentioned in the title of the infographic itself. The consistent photography and color palette help the reader understand the visual differences between the wood options. However, at times the design is a bit unclear as to which photo corresponds with which wood, as some of the guiding design lines touch multiple photos. Also, the photographs themselves range from tree to bark to shed applications, which limits the potential for a user to recognize wood types accurately in a building setting. The copy itself provides some useful information; however, the important details are buried in the sentences. There's also some extraneous information that may not benefit a reader, although the source list and reference website do provide some credibility. There's a foundation here for a helpful infographic, but it needs a bit more emphasis and focus on its goals. As is, we'd give this a D.