Building the Garden Shed


Greetings! We're not new to the shed-building business. Phil built a shed at our old house, but it was a bit lackluster.
Apparently either my camera angle was off, or it was very windy that day (hehehe)....
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Compared to our new one, the old one was a real piece of shed.
We decided to up our game at the new place. Actually, the covenants required us to up our game whether we wanted to or not. The shed had to be made of the same materials we used on the house. And since we didn't side our house with hubcabs (like I wanted), we decided not to do that with the shed, either.
But it was tempting.
When we sat down and designed the shed, my main requirement was that it be cute. Like Eddie.
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Phil built this shed almost completely on his own. We hired someone to pour the concrete slab, but then he took over and framed it with some help from our boys.
It begins.
building the garden shed, outdoor living, woodworking projects
I caught the worker bees unawares.
building the garden shed, outdoor living, woodworking projects
We had a local business build the trusses.
building the garden shed, outdoor living, woodworking projects
building the garden shed, outdoor living, woodworking projects
The shed got shingles (because at one time it had the chicken pox).
building the garden shed, outdoor living, woodworking projects
We wanted our shed to have shingles, so we did not vaccinate against them.
Celebrating his new man-cave:
(Objects on roof are smarter than they appear.)
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Spoiler alert: He did not fall off the back of the shed.
He did, however, youtube his way into learning the siding and soffit business.
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We had enough shake siding left over from the house to do the entire front of the shed. There was no way I wasn't going to use the shake, because that stuff cost almost as much as this picture of Phil riding his ladder is going to cost me.
Giddy-up.
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After an Olympic-worthy, double-back-flip dismount, he painted the doors. See them peeking out? Those are the icing on the shed.
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Look how happy our shed is now!
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I will name him George and I will hug him and pet him and squeeze him.
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Isn't he cute?
While he may not be as cute as Eddie, I think we got the general color and styling correct, wouldn't you say? Eddie thinks so too.
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Now THAT is the cutest, sexiest shed on our entire lot!
building the garden shed, outdoor living, woodworking projects
You can see the full blog post below. Thanks for visiting!
-andi
Delusions of ingenuity

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  • Dainamd
    on Apr 10, 2018

    You are a hoot! Loved reading this and the guys did such a good job! Was Eddie the waterboy?

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