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Storage Shed #1: The "Why" behind the New Shed

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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 2643 days ago 913 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Rick and i already have 3 sheds on the property (holding gardening tools, lawnmowers, snowblower, bikes etc). Life is good.

But now we have a new need. My daughter has been living here while her husband lives 3 hours away due to his job. This contract has come to an end and now, while he looks for a new job and the do a house search, they will be living here and that means added storage needs.

Originally they had talked about renting a storage unit, which would probably cost them $1500 for a year. I suggested that, for half that cost, they buy the lumber for a shed, and when they are no longer in need of the storage we still have something out of the investment.

And so the journey begins. We have 3 weekends to build the shed and prepare it for the move.

Step 1: the plans.
We already have plans for a 8×12 shed that we built a year ago and so we are going to build it again, but without following the plans that are filled with mistakes and headaches.
This shed will sit 12’ long rather than wide and will sit beside a little 3-sided shed we built for the snowblower. We will then (or rather I should say “the plan is to”) connect the two with a single roof. The roof on the new shed should provide a carport of sorts to protect one of the vehicles during the winter storms. (I think I should get a bidding system running for that!!!)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)



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David

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#1 posted 2643 days ago

Debbie -

Sounds like a big outdoor project. I wish I lived closer, it would be fun to visit and pound nails with you and Rick!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 2643 days ago

and it would be fun to have you. I’d even put some hot dogs on the b-bq for you.. oh heck, for you? Steaks or veggie specialty, whichever you prefer :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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mot

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#3 posted 2643 days ago

Yeah, it would be fun to sit and drink beer watching you work. Sounds like a job in need of a foreman!

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

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 2643 days ago

lol oh you watch out Spid-ato Man!!! This is no mere WonderWoman you are dealing with!!!
(WonderWoman Canuck-style )

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Karson

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#5 posted 2642 days ago

When You are done, come and visit me and I supply the lumber for you to build me one. $750 canadian seem like a good price.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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David

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#6 posted 2642 days ago

Debbie -

A good day pounding nails, a steak on the BBQ, a cold beer and some friendly conversation!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 2641 days ago

Good thinking on building storage instead of renting.

That way, when they move you’ll have room for some more Willow. LOL

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 2641 days ago

exactly !!!! :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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