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Project by Matt Franck posted 01-24-2010 09:00 PM 1599 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.

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

way to think inside the box…

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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

Looks really good Matt.

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

I like the hinged roof.

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

Cool looking shed.

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

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

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#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!

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