Building My She Shed

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She Sheds are all the rage. Come watch us build mine step by step and get a link to the plans.

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My little cottage is my favorite place to be on a cold winters day (and a hot summer one too).

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We started by building a level surface that will also be the floor of the cottage/she shed. This is important as all the walls will be built on this plane.

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Each wall is lifted into place and temporarily secured. The building was built in panels that can be taken apart for transport then reassembled on site.

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With the high pitch of the ceiling we were able to add a loft. This works great for storage, and the open ceiling makes the small space feel so much roomier.

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It all comes together in short order and is soon ready to be hauled to its final home.

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A small porch is added. Please hop on over to the blog to see more of my little She Shed in progress.

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Adding a touch of gingerbread detail to the front porch gives this simple little square building some vintage charm.

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Its a great place to be in Summer as well. Though this little space is only 12' x 12', it is worth its weight in gold.


click here for LINK to PLANS

Suggested materials:

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  • Nikki
    on Nov 14, 2018

    What the the cost ?

  • Patricia Cole-anderson
    on Dec 27, 2018

    Where do we go to see inside?

  • Joan
    on Jan 10, 2019

    I actually was thinking of something similar for my flower design and crafting business...it is just too messy in the house proper..but I do live in the snow belt..was your shed insulated..it does not show that..I am assuming the heat source would be electric..that is the safest and most practical..I use electric devices to design and finish my creations..i.e. glue gun..electric staple, etc..I I would buy your design...the loft idea is great for my storage of bulky materials..I usually hang my finished products from the rafters in my basement to keep them safe from accidental falls...thanks for your thoughts..JR

    • Flower Patch Farmhouse
      on Jan 10, 2019

      Hello Joan. If you hop on over to the blog post attached you will see more of the build..and it does include heavy insulation as we live in the mountains. Here is the link for the post She Shed

      Under the very first photo you can see the rolls of insulation behind the floor framing. It is a well insulated finished building not just a shed. I have both electricity and running water in mine and I do heat with an electric heater. At the base of this post My She shed inside

      I share the wall heater that I keep on 24/7 in the winter to keep the overnight from getting much too cold and I have an aux. heater to bring the temp up to about 70 when I go out to work. This Fall I just bought a little electric faux woodstove from Wal-Mart as my aux heater and am giving it a try. So far I LOVE it.

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  • Geraldine Edwards
    on Dec 26, 2018

    love your she shed. What a haven!!!

  • Susan
    on Dec 27, 2018

    LOVE IT! I plan on making myself a "she shed" once we sell our home and move. Mine will be made out of old shutters which I have already. Now I need to figure out what I'm going to use as a floor. Hmm. It looks like yours was done by a contractor or a kit? mine WON'T be done as nice as yours!

    • Flower Patch Farmhouse
      on Dec 27, 2018

      No, we built this ourselves from scratch. If you follow the links to the blog post you will see we have actual architectural plans available that my husband drew up. Mine is very much a working painting studio and having the insulation and running water is very important for me to have. Plus it is easier to heat in winter so I can use it year round.

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