• Advertise with us
Project by Matt Franck posted 01-24-2010 09:00 PM 1400 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My neighborhood’s covenants prohibit sheds that can be seen from the front. So I built this shed to be lower than the 6’ height of the fence. I made the sides shadow-boxed to blend in with the fence. Since the the front of the shed is only 4’ high, I added hinges to the roof with forced-air springs to hold the roof-half open when I lift it. It works similar to a car trunk.

6 comments so far

View RobS's profile


1334 posts in 3399 days

#1 posted 01-24-2010 09:18 PM

way to think inside the box…

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

View mjb's profile


6 posts in 2376 days

#2 posted 01-25-2010 01:35 AM

Looks really good Matt.

View degoose's profile


7143 posts in 2447 days

#3 posted 01-25-2010 01:41 AM

I like the hinged roof.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

View Beginningwoodworker's profile


13347 posts in 2765 days

#4 posted 01-25-2010 05:51 AM

Cool looking shed.

View a1Jim's profile


113839 posts in 2669 days

#5 posted 01-25-2010 06:23 AM

Looks like it’s doing it’s job very well. good one

-- Custom furniture

View RexMcKinnon's profile


2593 posts in 2288 days

#6 posted 01-25-2010 06:32 PM

That’s how you get around city regulations. Nice job.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics