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06-17-2013 11:48 PM

I am wondering is a 2×4 garden shed, is big enough to hold a couple of push mowers, wheel barrow, two weed eaters, and garden hand tools?

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#1 posted 06-18-2013 12:01 AM

Might be pretty tight, CJ. Especially if you have a large wheelbarrow.

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#2 posted 06-18-2013 12:04 AM

I wont to start to find a small wheel barrow, might have to build a 6×6 garden shed.

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#3 posted 06-18-2013 12:20 AM

Are you building it out of 2×4’s, or is it going to BE 2×4 (or 1&1/2×3 & 1/2)?

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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#4 posted 06-18-2013 12:21 AM

6×6 sounds better charles

getting things in a smaller one
would be like a jigsaw puzzle

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#5 posted 06-18-2013 12:27 AM

Excuse the analogy…I’d imagine the comparison would be like my girlfriend packing all her clothes into a 2×4 closet…..probably not going to happen too easily….

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#6 posted 06-18-2013 12:41 AM

2×4 seems incredibly small. The minimum size of shed I would build is 4×8 as it would approximately involve the same amount of work as a 2×4, the materials of course would cost more, but in terms of time and labor about the same and when you are done 4 times the space.

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#7 posted 06-18-2013 01:04 AM

What ever the size it’s never big enough.

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#8 posted 06-18-2013 11:54 AM

Just going through this process myself. Moving the law-mower and other assorted yard tools out of my small shop. I ended up buying a vinyl shed (shaking my head at this). I was space limited as I didn’t want to give up any more yard space of my typical city lot.

Lawnmowers take up more room than one would think. With my limited space I had to go with the shed linked below. I can push the mower in but have to fold the handle. I haven’t put everything in yet but believe I will be able to get in the lawn mower, weed eater, shovels, rakes, brooms, gas cans, power washer, ladder, lawn seeder, and then what ever I can fit on three 12 inch wide shelves running the back of the shed. I am sure I could cram more into it but would be like a trick puzzle trying to get everything in and out. I was going to build but then after adding it up bought the shed.

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#9 posted 06-18-2013 12:23 PM

Measure the footprint of the stuff you want to stuff into the shed and you’ll know if 2×4 is big enough (it’s not).
A garden shed is kinda like your shop. No matter how big you make it, you’ll wish you made it bigger. :)

I’m in the process of building this 8×10 shed and already wishing I’d made it 10×12 hehehe

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#10 posted 06-18-2013 10:20 PM

If you use the dimensions of the sheet goods (t-111 for ex.) it’s an easy build and should work well. I did my chicken coop that way and it would make a great small garden shed. i used 6 sheets of t-111, some corrugated metal for the roof and cut the door out of the t-111 with my skill saw and reciprocating saw. Put on a couple of hinges and hung the door back on.
I did a few other things (see my project on the coop).


-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#11 posted 06-18-2013 10:36 PM

Come on Charlie, you know better than what you posted. Geez, you have been here on LJs for what? 6-yrs or more. You know better. Come on, what is going on? What do you really want/need? This is NOT normal…

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#13 posted 06-19-2013 12:43 AM

sure it can but it has to be 16 ft tall.

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#14 posted 06-19-2013 02:50 PM

If it has three floors Charles… :)

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#15 posted 06-19-2013 04:27 PM

You could do like my brother-in- law and make an 8×10 shed, with two full-sized door that open INWARD!
That leaves about enough room for a bag of rock salt and a mouse trap behind the doors.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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