Outdoor Garden Tool Cabinet

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Project by David posted 11-10-2015 08:08 PM 1726 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I think this is more a cabinet than a shed as it is only 32” deep and 12 feet long. The space where I wanted to put it didn’t afford room for a small building and the more I thought about it: if you have a building where you walk inside; either you fill the center walk space with stuff so you can’t get in there, or it is only empty walk space. So I built a cabinet with enough overhang that rain doesn’t run down my neck even though I am standing outside. I made it match the house with some leftover clapboards and painted it to match.

The floor only required 1 sheet of ply and some PT scrap 2 bys. The headers or skids are 12 foot 2×6. I set it up on a couple of old pieces of wood flooring so I could slide it back close to the house once assembled. Even without the roof on, it was a grunt to move it back. Its more “Box” than “Building” ~ few studs

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#1 posted 11-10-2015 08:14 PM

Practical and good looking.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 11-10-2015 08:42 PM

Very nicely done.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#3 posted 11-10-2015 08:47 PM

Thanks for posting, My next up project is similar. Only change is mine will be under a 36 inch cantilevered floor. Got to make room for more power tools in shop!!!

Super job,

-- Alan J. Hoover, AL Keeping in mind I believe college football is only a profit center for the school.... Roll Tide!

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#4 posted 11-11-2015 04:46 AM

Great project. I am getting ready to build something on this idea. It will be a 10’ X 5’ addition off the back of the kitchen on the new house we are building. Wife decided she would like a large pantry. Entry from a slider right off the kitchen…don’t want to mess up the cabinets in the kitchen

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#5 posted 11-11-2015 09:34 AM

Sweet job dude, are those shingles on top?

-- Live Forever...............or Die Trying

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#6 posted 11-11-2015 11:04 AM

Nice work. Very useful.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#7 posted 11-11-2015 01:14 PM

Trust me, in 6 months or less it will be too small – no matter how big it is. Matches the house quite well. Nice work.

-- DonB

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#8 posted 11-11-2015 07:28 PM

I slapped a 2’X6’ shed together out of T1-11. Yours is orders of magnitude nicer! Well done.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#9 posted 11-11-2015 08:01 PM

That’s a great yard tool cabinet. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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