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8'x 8' Under Deck Mower Shed

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Project by Ryan Nicholson posted 09-09-2020 06:50 PM 814 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi All,
I have a wrap around deck on the back of my house that stands on a hill. Which means the deck is located 8 feet in the air and supported by 4×4’s on concrete pilings.
So, I thought that since I had all of that open space under the deck, why not build a shed at the corner?
I decided to make it a two opening shed with double doors at each entrance.
I used the existing deck supports as a base for the shed (ground contact treated 3/4” ply) and built up from there. I had to pour a concrete footing for the ramp on the west side and on the east side i had to use graduated wedges on the sloped patio for the ramp there.
I used standard 2×4 framing and sheathing.
I then sided the shed with a fiber siding that is made to resemble old cedar siding. I roofed the shed with metal roofing and built a loft into the ceiling for storage.
I also built in a bank of drawers and shelves using the left over sheathing I had on hand.
I now have a nice dry space to store my mower and yard tools!





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 09-09-2020 07:41 PM

That is a good use of space. Came out very nice!! The detail outside looks great.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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ohwoodeye

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#2 posted 09-09-2020 08:01 PM

Looks good. A drive through shed…...how convenient!
Well done.

-- "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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Ryan Nicholson

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#3 posted 09-09-2020 11:33 PM

Thank you!


That is a good use of space. Came out very nice!! The detail outside looks great.

- woodbutcherbynight


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Ryan Nicholson

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#4 posted 09-09-2020 11:34 PM

Thanks!


Looks good. A drive through shed…...how convenient!
Well done.

- ohwoodeye


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LittleBlackDuck

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#5 posted 09-10-2020 02:55 AM

Neat job R’N’... like the thought of a drive through… maybe a bar in a corner for take away…

Looks like you still have plenty of room for under deck “expansion”.

How about some happy snaps of hooning and wheelies on the tractor... outside of course… or is it a civilised neighbourhood… That JD looks new… you may be pardoned for calling it a…, a…, a mower (ugh!).

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

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mel52

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#6 posted 09-10-2020 06:08 AM

That’s a pretty sharp looking set-up. Good job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#7 posted 09-10-2020 11:25 AM

We have a similar set up with our covered deck. I’ve been thinking about doing something like this as well.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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moke

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#8 posted 09-13-2020 06:03 PM

Good job and engineering! Always good to have extra space!

-- Mike

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