Backyard Garden House

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Project by Randy Moseley posted 02-14-2016 04:40 PM 1104 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a different project. I usually post furniture, but I made this little garden house for my back yard this past summer. It’s made with ground contact approved wood for the base, then treated decking wood for the floor, 2X4 studs and trusses, OSB for the outside. I used cement siding for the outside, and got shingles that matched my home’s for the roof. Inside I used tongue and groove siding for the walls and ceiling. I got a pre-hung out-swing door and painted it to match the shutters. The shutters are made from engineered wood as well as the trim and the flower box. The lights are standard porch lights, and inside is a standard type ceiling light. I did use low voltage current off my landscape lighting for safety. I used RV 12-volt incandescent bulbs, and all the lights are on a photo lens to come on at dusk and stay on for 8 hours. It looks neat at night, especially when snow is on the ground. The house made for a good highlight for our back yard landscaping.

-- Randy, DeKalb, Illinois

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#1 posted 02-14-2016 07:10 PM

excellent, looks really good, I love the design, just like a small house.

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#2 posted 02-14-2016 07:16 PM

Neat little house ! Good place to store all the shovels, rakes and the like.

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#3 posted 02-15-2016 12:01 AM

Very nice.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#4 posted 02-15-2016 12:27 AM

Nice one Randy. I need one of these next to our garden. I was going to make something that looked like an old out-house to put hoes, shovels, garden needs into.

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#5 posted 02-15-2016 01:44 PM

Taking the tiny house trend to a hole new level! LOL Great idea and great job. Thanks for sharing.

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#6 posted 02-15-2016 07:24 PM

looks great

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