The Great Garage Reorganization and Shop Improvement Act #5: A shed?

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Blog entry by captkerk posted 05-25-2010 10:37 PM 5938 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Let there be light! ...and lumber storage. Part 5 of The Great Garage Reorganization and Shop Improvement Act series Part 6: Time for more power! »

Before I went any further with the garage, I determined it was time to get some things out. So it was time for a shed!


It took my dad and me about four days to build, plus another few days to paint. It’s 8’x14’ and 9’ tall overall thanks to HOA restrictions. I wanted to make sure I could fit my extension ladder and I have just enough room for that, plus extra room for rough lumber storage. I still need to build a ramp, but I’m not very motivated.

The lovely model is my six year old, Jenna doing her best Vanna White impression. Oh, and the swing set and treehouse are my handiwork as well.

Next installment will have details of the extra electrical in the garage.

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#1 posted 05-25-2010 10:47 PM

Looks great

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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#2 posted 05-25-2010 11:07 PM

Nice Job. I need a new shed I especially like the double doors and no windows for thieves to break in. We have a termite problem so I will have to use concrete panels on the sides and treated 2×4’s for framing.

-- Swede -- time to make some sawdust

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#3 posted 05-25-2010 11:16 PM

Excellent work! Did you do the plans yourself of buy them somewhere?

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#4 posted 05-25-2010 11:44 PM

Now your cooking only wood and woodworking tools in the shop.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 05-26-2010 04:44 AM

It a good thing that Jenna has her own little shed on the platform or she’d be after yours in no time. I’d like to put out a shed but our neighborhood covenants prohibit out buildings.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#6 posted 05-26-2010 06:10 AM

Good looking shed. Beautiful model! A must to give you more room for a shop. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 05-29-2010 02:05 AM

Thanks for the compliments. I didn’t work from any plans. I just shot from the hip with some overall dimensions and general construction methods. There is one window in the back that was a returned custom order at the local Lowes so I got it pretty cheap. Probably a much nicer window than would normally be on a shed, but it didn’t cost any more than a cheapo.

And yes, now I should have more room in the garage/shop for woodworking tools!

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