Shed in the back yard for finishing and currently wood storage.

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Project by azwoodworker posted 03-03-2021 04:27 AM 1362 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wanted a separate space for spraying and finishing the projects. I was able to pick up some salvaged 2 by 6’s in the desert of redwood that was once decking for a pool. I also got the framing from a removal job I did inside a garage so started out with part framed. I milled the redwood I salvaged to 1-inch lap boards for siding and 1/4 inch shingles for other sheds. I wanted it to fit the backyard at the time. Added an attic to store milled wood from logs, but since found that boards are heavy am looking at another solution. Thought it would be a good project to increase my skills. Some of the pics were of another shed closed off under the eves to store all the gardening and other garage items so the two-car garage could be just the shop. This was mostly during the downturn, and now the prices are skyrocketing in the area. I look at so many of the posts on Lumberjocks with big acres of land. Finally starting to get into building furniture for real with all the milled lumber I have so the idea of starting again on a shop doesn’t appeal to me. Love the acres and the ability to build a bigger shop and possibly a Kiln.

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#1 posted 03-03-2021 04:41 AM

Looks fantastic!! Recently started converting a 10×12 building into a finishing room myself.

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#2 posted 03-03-2021 04:42 AM

Wow, That is fabulously!! Awesome. Who would not want a workshed like that.

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#3 posted 03-03-2021 11:29 AM

Looks great, you did a great job. Like the fact of using reclaimed wood.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#4 posted 03-03-2021 01:37 PM

Nice looking shed. There are times I wish I had a finishing space separate from the rest of my work area, particularly when I need to finish some small piece and all the rest of my work has to come to a screeching halt.

I hear ya on getting wood in and out of high places. For a time I stored my 8/4 lumber on the top shelf of my lumber storage, near the 10’ ceiling because I don’t use it as often as the 4/4. Then when I found myself standing on a ladder wrestling with a 65 lb slab of hard maple, I’d curse the dumbass who put it up there.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#5 posted 03-03-2021 03:32 PM

“Then when I found myself standing on a ladder wrestling with a 65 lb slab of hard maple, I’d curse the dumbass who put it up there.”

Love it. Been there.

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#6 posted 03-04-2021 01:06 AM

Real nice job on your finishing shed. I like the idea of a separate area for finishing. Good luck completing the job.

-- AJ

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#7 posted 03-04-2021 01:50 AM

Great looking “shed”…too nice to be called a shed! Especially like the fact that you used so much salvaged material. Lumber prices have gone out of sight lately. I want to build a simple firewood shed but hate that it’ll cost me in material almost twice as much as it would have a year ago. Sure wish I could find a “desert of redwood decking…”

+1 with azwoodworker. Take solace in knowing you’re not alone. ; )

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#8 posted 03-04-2021 02:37 AM

Really outstanding.

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#9 posted 03-04-2021 06:58 PM

Nice build. Use it in good health.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#10 posted 03-05-2021 03:21 AM

Beautiful work.

-- Galootish log blog,

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