Storage Shed

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Project by FestusHaagen posted 07-21-2020 05:33 PM 863 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I built my shop I knew that I would eventually need a shed to store lumber. I like to buy my lumber by the unit (1000 bd. ft.) because I got tired of going to the lumber store only to find picked over material. The shed is 12X16, which is the max allowed without a permit. It sets on pier blocks with a 2X6 frame. The shed floor was designed to take 6 4X8 sheets of 3/4 plywood and make only one cut. One quarter inch mesh brass screen was nailed to the bottom of the frame and buried a foot into the ground to prevent critters from getting inside. The double doors on the front were salvaged from the church. Although they were free, I ended up completely rebuilding them to fit my opening. At the far end of the shed I installed a 12 bench and several cabinets. Racks on the wall allow for easy access to my supply of lumber without having to dig into the pile. I even have room for my ATV.

-- Ed Haagen, Moscow, Idaho

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#1 posted 07-21-2020 06:13 PM

That’s real nice! I have my lumber in the shop on two big double-sided cantilever racks. It takes a lot of space.

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#2 posted 07-21-2020 06:25 PM

another luxury i have no room for.hell in L.A. people would rent that out to a family of 4-lol.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 07-21-2020 06:32 PM

That’s a mighty fine looking shed Ed. Looks like you’ll have plenty of space for everything. Nice find with the church door they look great!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 07-21-2020 10:19 PM

That shed is about the same size as my woodwork work area and it’s just for storing timber, wow, I’m jealous sir. But glad it’s you dealing with that pile of cold, wet white stuff!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#5 posted 07-21-2020 10:48 PM

I think you could use this shed as a shop but it is not insulated. All that white stuff would restrict you to summer time work.

-- Ed Haagen, Moscow, Idaho

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Bill Huffman

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#6 posted 07-22-2020 03:36 AM

That’s nice. That’s an attractive addition to your property.

-- Im so impressed with what people can do, and I wonder how they do it. Thats what keeps me doing it.

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#7 posted 07-22-2020 11:29 AM

Man that looks good…. shed doesn’t look bad either. Lol. I’m ready for just a bit of snow. Was mid 90s and humid that last few days where I am.

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#8 posted 07-22-2020 03:28 PM

That’s one sweet storage shed. It should serve your purpose both as a lumber and other storage as needed….!!

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#9 posted 07-23-2020 02:43 PM

That’s a dandy. Sure wish I had room for something like that.

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