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Project by Woodbridge posted 11-22-2012 10:00 PM 2066 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It has been a few months since I have been my workshop. A number of other tasks have come up that have kept me from the workshop. One of these projects was to rebuild my garden shed. so that I would have room to store the wood (walnut cherry and oak) that I acquired over the summer. Winter is coming and I had to get the wood out of garage so that we could get the cars back in there before the first snow fall.

The Victorian look is modelled after a shed picture I spotted on the web. I had to reduce the pitch of the rook to keep the height within the by-law limits. The new shed is 7’-6” x 9’ and about 8’-9” high. It is 2×4 construction with pre-finished OSB siding. The door is made from pine with siding panels inserted. The gable top end treatment was also modelled after a pattern from web, but being a good Canadian I decided to modify it with a maple leaf, eh. It still needs a proper coat of paint (its only primed right now) but that will have to wait until spring. I have 250 bf of eight foot long 8/4 and 4/4 oak, walnut and cherry stored on the shed. The wood is destined to bocome a number of Maloof style rockers and other assorted chairs, plus one coffee table for my wife.

So, I still have to clean some junk out the garage and the cars should be back in by the weekend. My wood and my wife’s plastic garden rodents have a nice new home for the winter.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario





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justoneofme

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#1 posted 11-22-2012 10:19 PM

That is the cutest storage shed I’ve ever seen Peter! And … eh! ... love that maple leaf!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#2 posted 11-22-2012 11:14 PM

very nice, Alot of work went in to that shed.
Chuck

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#3 posted 11-22-2012 11:44 PM

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#4 posted 11-22-2012 11:51 PM

Lots of glass? Passive heating? Is the alcove on the side functional or decrative? Nice gable!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 11-22-2012 11:51 PM

Nice work, a shed is on the list here also. I don’t have any height limits so I hoping to build a taller pitched roof so I can have more wood storage.

-- Once in a man's life you should have a good dog, a good horse and a good woman. The trick is to get them all together at the same time

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Woodbridge

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#6 posted 11-23-2012 12:38 AM

Thanks for the comments.

Doc – the windows and the alcove were included for decorative reasons, to simply add some visual interest.

Cellulose – when I framed it I had full 8 foot walls and a 6/12 roof pitch, for a total height of about 13 feet. It looked like a little house, but awfully high for the relatively small backyards in my neighbourhood. So I decided to check the city by-law before going further and saw that the maximum height was only 8 feet 2 inches. So I decided to cut the walls down a foot and reduce the roof pitch. In addition to some storage underneath the roof, I also have wood storage rack built along one of the walls about 4 feet up from the floor.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 11-23-2012 02:49 AM

I have a daylight ranch and the backyard is 8’ lower that the street so I don’t think it will look to oversized. But I will think this out some more….My better half really liked your shed

-- Once in a man's life you should have a good dog, a good horse and a good woman. The trick is to get them all together at the same time

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#8 posted 11-23-2012 02:54 AM

Very Nice Indeed!! Thanks for Posting!

Rick

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#9 posted 11-23-2012 02:56 AM

Never enough storage. Good job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Woodbridge

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#10 posted 11-23-2012 01:34 PM

Thanks.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#11 posted 11-23-2012 04:10 PM

Peter,

Is it insulated? Just finished a cat feeding station….catty shack. LOL! using brooder lamps for heatsource. Shed style roof, but 2×6. similar exterior but added reflective insulation to outer wall prior to sheathing. Not as pretty as your building but has electricity, and concrete floor. Took me awhile but it is finished. have a garden shed close to my barn/shop. Purpose was to hold dust collector and garden equipment out of the barn/shop/studio. Still have not put together my dust collecter! grrr!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#12 posted 11-23-2012 04:15 PM

Cool design I like it,good job.

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#13 posted 11-23-2012 05:11 PM

Great shed

-- Norman

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#14 posted 11-23-2012 05:39 PM

Fantastic little shed. This is one of those jobs which is on my to do list which never seems to get shorter

-- Derek, Kent, UK, http://s702.photobucket.com/albums/ww21/diggerdelaney/

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#15 posted 11-23-2012 05:56 PM

nice shed, never have to much storage room

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