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Forum topic by snowdog posted 11-07-2007 04:07 PM 1621 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-07-2007 04:07 PM

Topic tags/keywords: shed

She (the dang task master again) wants a shed to store the ATV and some garden tools in on the upper level of out 5 acres for the winter. I am well equipped to build this from scratch but should I? We are lucky in that we do not have to worry to much about the cost. And this might turn out to be temporary (a year or two) and I can move it to a new location. Winter is coming and I don’t have a lot of time and no one that can assist me if I build it myself. What are your thoughts. I feel like it I am just being lazy and that is pushing me to buy vs build.

Here is the shed:

7 Ft. x 10.5 Ft. 2 leak-proof skylights. Will Not Rust, Fade, Split Or Peel. Durable Double-wall Resin Panels Lock Together Quickly and Easily Assembles With Basic Tools Skylights Naturally Illuminate Interior Space

By the way I did build a 20 X 12, 3 door shed (doors are still waiting to be hung- when they are I’ll post it as a project) in the back yard this year, but that is not good enough for my queen <grin>

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#1 posted 11-07-2007 04:18 PM

Come on.. Build it.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#2 posted 11-07-2007 05:23 PM

If time and money are not an object, the single limiting factor becomes motivation. Toss up the prefab, see if it fits your purposes, build a better one in the spring. It sounds to me like you’d rather do anything else than build that shed this fall. As much as I like building stuff like that, I’m not so sure I’d go through the trouble if I wasn’t concerned about the cash.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 11-07-2007 05:46 PM

I will not buy plastic anything if I can help it.
If it were me, I would be looking a the prebuilt “trusses” they sell and make a hip roof shed in the space of an afternoon.

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#4 posted 11-07-2007 06:23 PM

Maybe you can get a steel building instead? It would last a long time, but the downside is you could not move it.

Can you put off the building until spring, and then build the one you want?

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#5 posted 11-07-2007 07:48 PM

I bought the plans for my shop from They also have plans for sheds. MiniBarns

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