Cedar Shake Garden Shed - Fine Homebuilding
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Cedar Shake Garden Shed

comments (1) August 8th, 2011 in Project Gallery
np2010 np2010, member


I built this shed in our backyard to accommodate a new ZTR riding lawn mower than did not comfortably fit in the garage. The shed is built on piers so that it could be picked up and moved with a forklift if needed. The ramp was added to provide access for the mower.

The sides of the shed are finished in cedar shake to match the house and garage, and painted a dark green to minimize the visual impact in a tree-filled yard. I used architectural shingles on the roof, which is capped off with a brass weathervane. The French doors and front window are home-built, and false windows were added to the sides (with closed shutters) to break up the expanse. A loft was added inside to hold patio furniture through the winters.

The walls and ceiling are insulated, and as a result the inside of the shed is noticeably cooler than the nearby un-insulated garage in the summers. The insulation was probably un-necessary, but it does make it less oppressive to go dig something out of the little building when the sun is shining.

This was a fun project and it definitely adds a focal point for wife's flower gardens.

 


Design or Plan used: My own design
posted in: Project Gallery, finish carpentry, shed
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Comments (1)

Kenyante11 Kenyante11 writes: Hey,what was the total cost to construct this building?
Posted: 2:51 pm on July 3rd

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