|Project by dakotawood||posted 10-29-2010 04:57 AM||5123 views||15 times favorited||21 comments|
OK, so this isn’t so much of a “woodworking” project. However, it’s playing a pivotal role in emptying my garage out to make room for my woodworking set-up. I didn’t really want a shed in my backyard taking up yard space, so I built my shed beneath my covered deck.
I have a walk-out ranch with a covered deck off the kitchen. Directly below this is a concrete slab off the family room in my basement. It was a very strange build. I had to build it backwards. I started with the roof – which were panels attached to the floor joists of my deck. I then built the walls to fit into the openings between the roof panels and concrete.
There was some tedious work, but I think it turned out pretty good. I wanted it to blend into the house – make it appear like it was meant to be there in the first place. It is roughly a 16×9 shed with probably 9-10 ft high ceiling. I also enclosed under the deck stairs – a perfect nook for my snow blower in the off-season. I had a power outlet already there, so that is now inside the shed and I took power from that to give me two lights on a switch inside the shed. I decided to build my own doors, which gave me a chance to get a little creative. I believe it’s a 6 ft wide door when both doors are opened. It was a very fun a rewarding project!
-- Travis, South Dakota