a shed in the great northwest

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Project by ncdon posted 1456 days ago 2241 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been out in the Seattle area for the past three weeks visiting my son. While there we built this 12’ by 16’ shed. His HOA has some fairly strict requirements for out buildings, thus the cedar shakes and stone. We did have a great time while building. Being separated coast to coast and having that one on one time made it very special to me.
By the time I left it was no longer a shed, it was The Shop. He may have been bitten by the termite.

-- Don, North Carolina, Working full time at retired.

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#1 posted 1456 days ago

Thats a nice looking shed…I mean shop. My HOA only allows a 6×8 max size with matching siding and roofing as the existing house, so I may just make a shed to get some of this lawn equipment out of the real garage…I mean shop.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#2 posted 1456 days ago

Great job, way to good for just a shed. I could live in that.

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#3 posted 1456 days ago

Wow, a great Shed/Shop! 12’ x 16’ Man that is a lot of space, I am sure he will put it to good use.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#4 posted 1456 days ago

Excellent job on the workshop, er… shed. :o) I will be doing just the same when I move up to the Seattle area (Port Orchard) and wondered what the cost came out to be for this shed? I would love to build something around the same size but can’t spend more than a grand or so. Thanks for sharing such a great project with us. Now get your son on here so he can put that awesome shop to good use.

-- Are you going to use that piece of scrap?

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#5 posted 1456 days ago

Yep, a great building for a shop.
If I may, what are the supports just above the concrete footings?

-- Smitty

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#6 posted 1456 days ago


-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#7 posted 1456 days ago

Hey Don,
Sweet job…well done.

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#8 posted 1456 days ago

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#9 posted 1455 days ago

Thanks for the great reviews. The total was a shade under $1800.00 His foundation is treated 4×4’s on
adjustable concrete pilings on 24” centers. (not my choice, I’d have gone 2×8’s on block with 16” centers).
he’ll be parking his mower in there. He is going to have to add additional flooring. we left room under the doors so he could.

We got that great looking cedar door as a special order return for $50.00 and the recycled windows for $25.00 ea.

-- Don, North Carolina, Working full time at retired.

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#10 posted 1454 days ago

Now all you need is “Snow” on the roof… :o) Beautiful!

-- Bogie... Roseburg, OR / Knowledge is Power!

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