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Project by Doug Scott posted 09-29-2013 09:45 PM 1612 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m actually a furniture builder, but in the spare time I manage to find time for one of the
storage shed shown here. This is the 6th one I have build over the past 15 years.
Made this one for my sister in Cadillac, Mich. I also told her if anyone ask the price for one
$2500.00 to $3000.00, but this might be my last one, I’m getting to old for that much work.
The next thing I build ,I might have to live in it

Some I have built on suite, but most of them I build in front of the shop ,Size, All have been 8’ X 10’. I build most of it like a kit, cut and fit it together , then disassemble it and load it on the truck and reassemble it on suite.
I use deck screws to assemble it all together. Three of them I give away to the person at not cost
only because I was able to get ALL the lumber Free, Yes FREE. I have a good source, and it involves in a lot of nail pulling. It take about two months to get enough lumber but I think it’s worth the effort.

This one has the only cupola I made from plans out of Better Homes and Gardens, Issue 126 Sept 2000.
Built it out of cedar so it would never rot and hopefully never have to be painted, if it dose it might be after I leave this world .

-- Furniture By Douglas, Comstock Park, MI

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#1 posted 09-29-2013 10:28 PM

Hi Doug, nice looking shed. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but cedar is rot resistant, not indestructible. I’ve replaced plenty of it, and some that was there for less than 10 years.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#2 posted 09-29-2013 11:27 PM

Great shed, free wood is free wood, steady source is always better. Some people have been know to call these Tiny Houses

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 09-30-2013 12:34 AM

Great Shed, Doug! I see you finally got the cupola on it. I like the peak overhang on the front so you don’t get wet locking or unlocking in the rain!!
..............cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 09-30-2013 01:09 AM

I rebuilt my shed last year around this time last year and know how much effort it takes. Yours looks great and I’m sure your sister is very happy with the end result.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 10-01-2013 08:17 PM

Nice job. Like the design.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#6 posted 10-01-2013 08:49 PM

Nice work

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#7 posted 10-02-2013 02:43 AM

Very nice work. I really like the design!!!! Do you seal the wood with anything when you reassemble at the site?

-- Gary,Nebraska

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#8 posted 10-02-2013 02:03 PM

Great job! Your shed looks great and well build. Like the design especially the roof. I’m sure they are all happy to have sheds like that.

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Doug Scott

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#9 posted 10-18-2013 02:14 AM

I just put the finial touches on this project, you all know how long it takes for trim and fitting. I had to put up the back wall yet and trim on the back of the door and made a loft for the light things over head.

I think this one is the nicest I’ve made ( the more one builds, the better one gets at his work )

Now back to furniture building .

-- Furniture By Douglas, Comstock Park, MI

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