Sunday, September 26, 2010

Building the Backyard Shed

When we tore down our garage, we knew we’d need to get some sort of shed to store tools and garden accessories.  However, since building the fence was the first priority, we were stuck with an ugly storage container for the summer.

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We found an 8x12’ pre-fab shed at Lowes that would work perfectly in the back corner of our yard.  Unfortunately, it came in a million pieces (you can see the pile of shed pieces hiding under the blue tarp in the photo above!)

After seeing how much water pools in our backyard during heavy summer rains, we decided to pour a concrete pad as a base for the shed.IMG_2993

Last weekend, we finally got started building it.  Dave built all the walls and then got some help from our neighbours to put it all together (thanks Jim and Jose!)

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Finally, we put on the roof and added shingles.

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Next, we’ll paint the trim and install the window and doors.  Then, we’ll build the shelving inside the shed.  Soon, we’ll be able to finally get rid of our storage container!

6 comments:

LifeBegins@Thirty said...

Looks great! Smart thinking - putting the concrete pad down first. Will see more permanent that way AND keep things drier!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Getting rid of the storage cube will be a fun day! Looking great so far.

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What a nice shed, this is great for outdoor fun and accommodation. Thanks for sharing the idea.

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StephaniePumphrey said...

Keep in mind that you will probably acquire more objects throughout the years, and be sure that you choose a building size that you won't outgrow within the first few years.

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