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Project by FestusHaagen posted 07-22-2020 06:12 PM 784 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My neighbor saw me build my shed, so she wanted one in her back yard, as she did a lot of gardening. She went out to a recycle place and purchased a lot of materials to begin her project. When she got everything assembled, she looked at the pile and realized he had no idea where to begin. That’s when she made a neighborly visit and ask if I could help. Turned out I built it and she watched. I didn’t mind using the reclaimed material but the door and windows she purchased were not framed, so that took some extra work. I built her a bench on the inside and ran an electrical line so she could listen to her country music as she did her potting. She was one happy gardener.

-- Ed Haagen, Moscow, Idaho





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crowie

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#1 posted 07-22-2020 09:56 PM

Well done sir, it’s always rewarding to help and share ones skills.
That’s the sort of neighbours one wants.
Ed how about a shed building project downunder???

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

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JCamp

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#2 posted 07-22-2020 10:10 PM

Another good looking shed. Careful tho or you’ll end up being the neighborhood contractor

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

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pottz

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#3 posted 07-22-2020 10:23 PM

yeah whenever i make something for someone i make them promise not to tell anyone where they got it,if they do ill never do another project.so far ive kept it pretty limited to only a few close friends or neighbors.nice work ed great little shed but im surprised she didn’t want a green house,that would be my choice.

-- 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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LittleBlackDuck

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#4 posted 07-23-2020 02:11 AM

Great little job F’H’... right on neighborly of you (that’s why I won’t acknowledge my neighbors)...

However, after all your work you should have asked the dear to don a pair of working pants and a coat of paint on that door, as payment for your generous work.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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ohwoodeye

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#5 posted 07-23-2020 03:43 PM

I see LBD commented about the same thing I noticed…........I would make it mandatory that she paints that door! Far too nice looking of a build to have an ugly door tarnish it.
Very nice of you to help your neighbor…....hope it was more fun than work.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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FestusHaagen

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#6 posted 07-23-2020 05:29 PM

I have great fun helping out my neighbors. I enjoy the challenges and the experience working on projects where they are paying for the materials. Also makes for good neighbor relations.

-- Ed Haagen, Moscow, Idaho

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pottz

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#7 posted 07-23-2020 05:31 PM



Great little job F H ... right on neighborly of you (that s why I won t acknowledge my neighbors)...

However, after all your work you should have asked the dear to don a pair of working pants and a coat of paint on that door, as payment for your generous work.

- LittleBlackDuck


cmon duckie we know all about the restraining orders.

-- 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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Eric

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#8 posted 07-25-2020 02:05 AM

Looks good Ed, you have done your good neighbor deed. I wish there were more people in the world like that, it would be so much better.

-- Eric, building the dream

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