The "Garden Cottage"

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Project by Dale J Struhar Sr posted 1755 days ago 1850 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Usually as everyone knows one project leads to another. Once you start collecting bonsai plants you need to have a place to store them for the winter months. Even though most of my collection were deciduous plants they are in pots. So you can’t leave them outside were the roots may freeze and kill the plant. Which led to the Garden Cottage project. The cottage is insulated, heated to keep the temperature at a minimum of 40 degrees, and has running water. I also built a potting table so the wife can start her flowers and vegetable plants in the spring. Outside storage for shovels, rakes,etc.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#1 posted 1755 days ago

Hey Dale,
That is a real nice job…your Lady should be very happy with her little cottage….well done.

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#2 posted 1755 days ago

wow it’s a beauty now the wife has her own shop

-- you must live for something or die for nothing (rambo)

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#3 posted 1755 days ago

Now that’s a cottage! Beautiful.

-- John @

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#4 posted 1755 days ago

looks grerat…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#5 posted 1755 days ago

Very nice work, sir. That most definitely falls into the category of a woodworking project!!!!!! I am sure that you had a lot of satisfaction in building that structure for your wife. Well done!

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#6 posted 1755 days ago

I had better make sure my wife never sees this… (^_^)

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#7 posted 1755 days ago

Super…....this definitely falls into the category of gardening in elegance.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#8 posted 1755 days ago

Hey Dale ,what a nice Cottage, you really got me with this project . I love small structures that you can build and control all apects of construction yourself. You did a great job! Rene

-- So much wood, So little time

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#9 posted 1755 days ago

Great looking addition to your property!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 1754 days ago

Very nice cottage and surrounding area great job Dale

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 1754 days ago

Great Lookin Cottage

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#12 posted 1754 days ago

Nice cottage for an interesting hobby. I’m not much of a gardener, but I do appreciate the artistry of creating beautiful bonzai trees. Judging from the range of your projects you are a person of many skills and diverse interests. It will be fun seeing what you come up with in the future.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 1753 days ago

That sure is one awesome looking garden cottage.Love the fencing around it too.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#14 posted 1751 days ago

Really nice, great job…

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#15 posted 1751 days ago

that is awesome!!
Now post it over at GardenTenders!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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