Not so Sexy Garden Shed

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Project by luv2learn posted 10-19-2013 12:38 AM 2096 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, this shed started it’s life six years ago as a wooden canopy that my son-in-law made. It consisted of four 4×4 post, 2×4 roof rafters covered with 1/2” OSB and open sides. When they sold their home next door I inherited it and another small wooden shed.

I am fortunate that I have the space to work on a project like this in a heated shop especially since the weather here in North Idaho is starting to get cold and has been rainy. The OSB was water logged but the rafters were still good so I replaced the roof decking, enclosed the three sides, added slight overhangs to the roof, mounted the shed on 4×4 pressure treated skids, painted, and shingled the roof.

I was hoping my tractor would pick this shed up after adding all that weight and luckily it did. There is nothing sexy about this build and it is not finished but it is as far as I am going to take it until next spring. It will keep my chipper and DR brush mower dry this winter.

Thanks for looking!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#1 posted 10-19-2013 12:53 AM

Looks like a good save to me and well worth the effort to protect your outdoor toys.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 10-19-2013 01:08 AM

Mighty nice job there Lee !

-- Eric, central Florida

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#3 posted 10-19-2013 01:32 AM

It’s fun to make items new again isn’t it. I’d say you did a very good job. Nice looking shop or garage area as well

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 10-19-2013 01:40 AM

That’s a nice job of recycling and repurposing, Lee. Well done.

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#5 posted 10-19-2013 02:17 AM

L2L….nice rebuild and upgrade. I gotta break down one of these days and build me a shed to put the lawn equipment in so I can get it outta the shop. I will be tickled if it looks half that good. Nice work Buddy.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#6 posted 10-19-2013 02:25 AM

Thanks John, Eric, Huck, and Buster for your thoughtful comments. Yeah Larry, it is fun to give things a new life.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#7 posted 10-19-2013 02:25 AM

Nice save Lee!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#8 posted 10-19-2013 02:32 AM

Nice shed. Man cannot have too many storage places…...........Jim

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

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#9 posted 10-19-2013 03:58 AM

This is really cool, and a nice save. Cant ever have too much storage. Great job

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#10 posted 10-19-2013 05:13 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Posting!

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#11 posted 10-19-2013 05:36 AM

Heh, so I’m not the only one who uses his tractor to move sheds around the yard. I get funny looks from my neighbors whenever I squirm my IH400 into a shed and pick it up. Sure beats using the ol’ back!

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#12 posted 10-19-2013 12:23 PM

Great!. Like a lot!. Congratulations.

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

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#13 posted 10-19-2013 04:48 PM

Stellar job on saving the shed… don’t have to be sexy to be functional, as long as it does the job you want it to do…......Looks like you’ve got it going yourway, so far….....!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#14 posted 10-19-2013 05:06 PM

Thanks Rick, you are right it just has to function.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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