garden shed

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Project by rjb37 posted 08-24-2014 10:49 PM 1814 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a 9 weekend garden shed I made for my wife. I thought I was done with it today but my wife wants a fake window on the left side.
The shed is about 50 square feet(8’x6’). Where I live any outdoor structure can be put anywhere on your property, without a foundation or electricity, if it is less than 64 square feet.
The floor is all pressure treated wood (2×6 frame and 2 layers of 1/2” pressure treated plywood) that rests on 6 concrete pavers. The back wall is 4 1/2” high and the peak is 93” high.
I made the door out of 2×4’s and siding.
I made a shelf and a bench on the right side of the shed as requested by my wife. I made them out of leftover OSB sheathing from the roof.
I learned that although I can still do this, but it’s not something I want to do again anytime soon.

-- accidental woodworker

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#1 posted 08-25-2014 12:45 PM

Looks nice. I need to do a similar shed for bikes, lawn mower, etc.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 08-25-2014 03:17 PM

Nice shed, but your last sentence is what caught my attention. You may rest assured that you will not have to repeat this project in the future, but know that the “list” is already being assembled, but it’s ok it keeps you off the streets on weekends.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#3 posted 08-25-2014 03:27 PM

Nice. I like what you did with the overhang. Now make sure you put a picture of your wife in the fake window. Just to keep the birds from stealing from her garden. ;-)

-- Groveland, CA.

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#4 posted 08-26-2014 01:30 PM

Nice shed! cool design!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#5 posted 09-15-2014 04:58 PM

Really nice looking shed!

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#6 posted 09-16-2014 01:04 PM

My wife thinks so too and she is my biggest critic.

-- accidental woodworker

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#7 posted 09-16-2014 02:17 PM

That will be a great addition to your yard. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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