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Garden Shed

  • May 9, 2016


We moved into our house a couple of years ago and the garage has been the catch-all for everything! I have a workshop in the corner and the rest of the space was taken up with lawn and gardening supplies. I finally built a shed based on some plans from an old Popular Mechanics magazine. I re-designed the plans for my own shed design and engineered it for the larger size. (instead of 8x10 I did at 12x16) I also dug the foundation 18" into the ground to have the floor at ground level for getting the mower in and out. I used lumberyard materials for most of it but all of the trim I used cedar milled out of an old power pole on my father's bandsaw mill. I build shelves inside as well as a workbench reclaimed from an entertainment center that I rebuilt as another project in the house. I have been working with tools for years and finally shot my hand with a nail gun on this project. It was just a flesh wound and a tetanus shot took care of it.

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Garden Shed

by brehone_103080
May 09, 2016

We moved into our house a couple of years ago and the garage has been the catch-all for everything! I have a workshop in the corner and the rest of the space was taken up with lawn and gardening supplies. I finally built a shed based on some plans from an old Popular Mechanics magazine. I re-designed the plans for my own shed design and engineered it for the larger size. (instead of 8x10 I did at 12x16) I also dug the foundation 18" into the ground to have the floor at ground level for getting the mower in and out. I used lumberyard materials for most of it but all of the trim I used cedar milled out of an old power pole on my father's bandsaw mill. I build shelves inside as well as a workbench reclaimed from an entertainment center that I rebuilt as another project in the house. I have been working with tools for years and finally shot my hand with a nail gun on this project. It was just a flesh wound and a tetanus shot took care of it.