tool shed #1

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Project by Douglas posted 05-31-2011 01:26 AM 2443 views 7 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While converting my garage into my shop, I realized I had to move all those lawn and garden implements out of the garage and into their own storage. I saw a photo of a cedar tool shed kit that was selling for over $600, and decided to build my own. I wanted to go with cedar instead of pressure treated, but the local home center only had 2 cuts of cedar,: 4”x4”x6’ posts, and 5 1/2” x 3/4” fence planks with slightly beveled edges on the top faces. No worries: I ripped the 4”x4”s into 2”x4”s and 2”x2”s as needed, and put it together with deck screws. End size is 2’ deep, 4’ wide, 5’6” high, just tall enough to fit under our deck. This is no heirloom, and with no sanding of finishing, took a day. I had left over adhesive ice damn sheeting and shingles to literally top it off, and some basic shed hardware as well. Fun.

-- Douglas in Chicago -

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#1 posted 05-31-2011 11:30 AM

Very nice. I added it to my faves… just might have to copy it.

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#2 posted 05-31-2011 06:24 PM

Good points Garyp. I was sort in a hurry to get those damn rakes and shears OUT of my shop, so I just went for the quick solution at Home Depot. Lowes has a much wider selection of cedar cuts, but it is farther away. My local specialty hardwaood supplier, Wood World, is great, but they aren’t open on Sunday, and I just wanted to get that shed done!

But you’re right, before I started getting into WW, I assumed that the big boxes would always have cheaper prices for what they carry, and the hardwood / specialty places would always be more expensive. I learned that’s not the case, and now hit up Wood World whenever I can. I still grab stuff from HD if I’m there for other stuff and just need a piece or two.

Thanks for the feedback.

-- Douglas in Chicago -

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