Asked on Jul 26, 2017

What can I do to conceal this bottom edge?

KateBarbJan Clark
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Workshop woahs

My she shed siding is decaying pn one wall from moisture. I removed the mushy parts and don't want to replace the entire wall. I am using it for my work shop so customers will see ....it needs to be clean looking somehow. My power tool skill level is not good😀Disguising it is a better option for me. Any ideas?


11 answers
  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown
    Holly Kinchlea-Brown
    on Jul 26, 2017

    After you repair the missing pieces (and ensure that the moisture problem is fixed) I would place a rectangular planter box (or boxes) in front. Use the planters for seasonal displays ....ie Halloween, thanksgiving, 4th of July/Canada day etc, not necessarily plants if that's not your thing
  • Kate
    Kate
    on Jul 26, 2017

    Put planters in front on the concrete. Glue/nail plastic edging for the garden. I think you used to be able to get metal edging, too. Paint a 3-4'' high flat black
    band across the bottom.
  • Julie M.
    Julie M.
    on Jul 26, 2017

    I agree with Holly.......or freshen the paint and add larger plantings at the foundation. PS Jealous of your she shed ;)
  • C. D. Scallan
    C. D. Scallan
    on Jul 26, 2017

    Large river rocks
  • Dianacirce70
    Dianacirce70
    on Jul 26, 2017

    Planter boxes or a shor box hedge are great ways to hide that!
    • Dianacirce70
      Dianacirce70
      on Jul 27, 2017

      I see what you are saying. I didn't think about that. How about a stone look, like large river rocks, but slices, like a facade? I'm sure you can get them at either home stores or garden stores. Something maybe baseball and softball sized that adheres to the base and maybe partly up the wall.
  • Coni
    Coni
    on Jul 26, 2017

    Disguising it isn't going to cure the problem. You need to thoroughly clean out the rot and reseal with something like plastic wood. I don't know the brand name but I've used it for my project. 1) Take a picture of the problem to local big box store and ask how to repair. 2) After repairing, repaint the affected area, then 3) Decorate as others suggested above.
  • Penny Cave
    Penny Cave
    on Jul 26, 2017

    You are a woman, we can do anything! Try Lowe's or Home Depot and purchase a BRASS door bottom or another kind, they make heavy glue to put it on with. Measure the size of the door before you go, clean area put the glue on the part you are sticking to the door. In 15 minutes go rest you are finished! Then relax and enjoy the good job you completed by yourself! We do not always need a man. It beats cooking on a hot day.
  • I would just add a decorative edging of some sort on the bottom. Not really help, but might get your creative juices flowing . . .
  • Jan Clark
    Jan Clark
    on Jul 26, 2017

    Okay, the real question here is what are you selling to customers??? I would put something out there that represents your work. Even a framed sign on the ground with an arrow toward the door and maybe a catchy saying.
    • Gina.ezone
      Gina.ezone
      on Jul 27, 2017

      Yes! I like your idea . My mind is racing with what to put on the sign. I will post after pics
  • Barb
    Barb
    on Jul 27, 2017

    Measure from the door to end of the shed for each side then Purchase a board 6" or 8" wide and have Home Depot cut it for you free of charge. Place it at the bottom flush to the ground but you may have to cut those strips coming down the same height as the board for it to fit snug. Nail it and paint it and it looks like molding and problem fixed, I did this at my last house.
  • Kate
    Kate
    on Jul 27, 2017

    The bottoms of the wood edge are open. If you do not fill in the openings, there is a gap. if you paint it white, you will see the ragged edges. Painting it black will help it blend and not stand out.
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