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Garden Shed

Posted October 21, 2017 11:02 AM by phoenix911
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Good day fellow members.

I had posed a question last February about soil and foundations;

Floating Slab or Footings Below Frost Line

I appreciate your responses, concerns and suggestions from that thread.

Just to bring you up to date on my recent project, which was a garden shed.

I had just completed the project, I did do quite a bit of documentation and I like to share it here with you. The documentation was quite extensive, it is on another site. I'll copy the link here.

It was interesting and quite enjoyable project. And even more enjoyable now that's it's complete.

where it started with a sketch.

and ended with

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10/21/2017 6:44 PM

really nice! But the hinges are on the wrong side.

Extra points for flair

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10/21/2017 7:03 PM

Lol... didn't have much of a choice it was a used door and that's what I had to work with. Shiela bought the door at the resale store. And we wanted the door to open to the outside so it wouldn't take up floor space by opening to the inside.

So, that the way it worked out. It does feel odd opening it thou.

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10/21/2017 7:19 PM

lol.. Was only referring to the doorknob in the sketch.. but now that you mention it.

I have no issue with an outward swinging shed door. Anybody that's ever had something fall in the way of of an inward swinging door blocking ingress would agree!

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10/21/2017 7:21 PM

A friend of mine pointed that very same thing out... before I submitted it, I added the reason why it on the opposite side.

thats why I had to laugh.

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10/23/2017 10:59 AM

Very nice!

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10/24/2017 7:03 AM

thanks

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10/23/2017 12:43 PM

Nice job.

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10/24/2017 7:05 AM

thanks,... Sheila's pretty happy about it. I saw on facebook she was telling her friends how she designed it. Which she basically did. And when Sheila's happy, everyone's happy.

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10/24/2017 4:32 AM

That's very fancy... looks like there'll be room in the apex for seasoning bow staves too .
When can I move in?
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10/24/2017 7:15 AM

Damn squatters. .

Thanks Del,

Yes, the problem I was concerned is if it turned out to be too fancy, where there would be too much going on in the garden where everything else.

I think I took it to the edge of that.

On top of that., Its 8' x 10', and when I was pouring the footings... I poured it to be 8' x 12' if I wanted to. I wish I would have done it because the space filled up quickly. That's the first time, I didn't act on my intuition.

But all in all, I'm glad it's done and most importantly, Sheila's happy with the results.

Happy Bowyering???

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10/24/2017 1:39 PM

I built a little summer house last year and put two round windows in this year it's only about 6' x 6' but just right for sitting out with a book and cup of tea or a glass of beer.
I added a little shutter to one window so it can wink .I wanted to do a curved roof just for the fun of it. Nice contrast with your shed

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10/24/2017 2:22 PM

Thanks,

nothing better than ones own place of solitude,

For me, I had put in a hammock about 20 feet from there about 5 years ago, and this year, I didn't even get a chance to put it up.

I added a little shutter to one window so it can wink

Nice, it's accents like that is what gives a the building its own personality. or shows the owners personality... That's why I like the do-it-yourself. It separates one from the crowd.

As far as the contrast,... the flair on the eaves, that was mine, it took time... but I can justify it as a hobby ... the rest is Sheila's, and I stopped never question her.

When Sheila first moved in, she loved gardens... she went to England on vacation and brought back a lot of ideas... and started doing her yard up. the whole neighborhood was pretty plain, and they questioned why put in all that work... well, we were the only lot that had bird singing, humming bird zooming past you... pesky rabbits, bees and it really looked alive, fresh and relaxing.

It didn't take long and neighbors going for a walk would compliment us, and we'd giv them a little tour, and maybe split some plants for their lawn. before long, the rest of the neighborhood, followed.

Our neighbor when I was roofing, I looked into his yard, and he was putting in a pretty good size coi pond. Neighbor behind us, is really going to town with his landscaping.

It's nice that instead of looking at the house next door, instead you see the landscaping, grape arbors and pergola's and stuff.

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10/31/2017 8:28 AM

Try this.

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