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How to Take Apart a Storage Shed

Updated February 21, 2017

A storage sheds that is no longer needed or is going to be replaced can be taken apart piece by piece or demolished. Taking apart a shed requires planning how to tackle the project so the whole structure does not collapse on top of you or anyone else. Once you have a plan in place you can then start to take apart the shed. However, you need to first make sure that the shed is completely empty and that you have the right tools to do the job.

Remove the roof of the shed by prying out the nails or removing the screws that are securing it to the frame. You can use a claw hammer to pry out the nails or a power drill to remove any screws that were used.

Pull off any trim that is attached to the outside of the shed, and then remove the siding.

Place the blade of the reciprocating saw between the siding and the studs to cut the nails. This process will be faster than trying to pry off the siding with the nails still attached.

Remove the roof structure by prying out the cross members that are attached to the shed frame. Use a pry bar to separate the cross members from the frame.

Knock the side walls down with a sledgehammer. Alternatively, you can pry up on the walls with a pry bar and then cut the nails or screws with the reciprocating saw.

Tip

Nails or screws that do not come out easily can be cut with a reciprocating saw.

Warning

Wear eye protection to guard against wood and metal pieces flying around when cutting with a saw.

Things You'll Need

  • Reciprocating saw
  • Sledge hammer
  • Power drill
  • Pry bar or claw hammer
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About the Author

Cameron Easey has over 15 years customer service experience, with eight of those years in the insurance industry. He has earned various designations from organizations like the Insurance Institute of America and LOMA. Easey earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and history from Western Michigan University.