Backyard Garden Shed - Fine Homebuilding

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Backyard Garden Shed

comments (2) August 6th, 2011 in Project Gallery
ajmeyers ajmeyers, member

Nestled in the backyard foliage
Double doors
Soffit detail
Door casing
Door ramp
Nestled in the backyard foliageClick To Enlarge

Nestled in the backyard foliage

Photo: A J Meyers

Functional with character. Nestled in the backyard foliage of a coastal North Carolina home, lies this recently constructed garden tool shed.  Drawing off both design and construction elements described in "Shortcuts to a Shed," FHB # 194, this 8-ft. x 12-ft. structure is 7-1/2-ft. high at the gable walls, and rises on a 6/12-pitch to a full 9-1/2 ft. at the center ridge. The extra head room provides plenty of over-head storage to accommodate a full 4-ft.x 8-ft. shelf.

The rake-wall studs run floor-to-roof, and the overhanging eaves have vented soffits that provide for circulating air to flow up and out through the ridge vent. This shed is sheathed with pre-primed 4x8 sheets of OSB, and has framed openings for a set of double doors, and a 2-ft.x 3-ft. double-hung window. The sheathing cut-outs for the doors were repurposed as customized door panels framed with a double layer of laminated 1x4 material pocket-screwed at all abutting joints. Decorative casing frames the divided-light windows. The 5/4 x 6 ramp boards are separated by runners ripped to 1 3/16-in. wide and turned on their sides to provide traction when wet.


Design or Plan used: My own design
posted in: Project Gallery, finish carpentry, shed, vented, ramp

Comments (2)

paddyfunk paddyfunk writes: Fantastic shed.
Posted: 10:24 pm on November 16th

bayou66 bayou66 writes: i like everything about this shed.
Posted: 8:16 pm on August 18th

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