Quick and Cheap shed

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Project by JCamp posted 09-20-2020 06:16 PM 907 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nothing fancy to see here, just a useful and cheap project. I guess this might be more closely related to “bushcraft” but what it really was was a need for a place to store some of my tractor and mower implements. The posts are locust posts that my dad cut from his field. The top lumber is a couple pine trees I had cut away from my pond late spring. All total it’s a 6×15 shed that I spent $91 (all the roof) on. Was honestly one of my funnest projects cause I didn’t worry about making it pretty just useful. It’s all out of square cause I didn’t bother to square it up beyond just guessing. I even built some of it in the dark using my tractor lights due to the job pulling me away.

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

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#1 posted 09-20-2020 06:54 PM

Love the rustic look. Who cares about square on something like this, as you mentioned it is functional.

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#2 posted 09-20-2020 10:32 PM

As long as it works. Great job, really like the rustic look.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#3 posted 09-20-2020 11:59 PM

Cool! The projects that don’t demand perfection are often the most fun to make. No design restraints, no exact material specs, just whatever you have on hand. That in and of itself is enough to still provide a stretching challenge. Well done.

-- Doug

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#4 posted 09-21-2020 02:27 PM

Thanks for the comments. Yes it has a strong rustic vibe to it since it’s all mostly raw materials. I would have liked to have found some old metal roofing to use for it but at least this way it matches the rest of the metal I’ve used on all my other projects around the house. I still need to mix up a farmers “concoction” to brush on it to help treat it and keep the bugs away

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

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