Modern cedar shed - Fine Homebuilding

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Modern cedar shed

comments (0) August 11th, 2011 in Project Gallery
Aaron Aaron, member

I liked how the different colors of the cedar are enhanced by the shorter lengths on the doors.  I used pressure treated deck boards as an apron below the cedar.
The doors are approximately 60 inches wide.
The aluminum U-channel provided a clean edge and made installation much easier than a mitered joint.  I was concerned that the miters would open over time.
The galvanized trim was a special order from Menards.
The roof slopes 6 inches over 8 feet.  I used Grace Ice and Water Shield on the plywood deck, and the galvanized roofing is attached on 2 by 4 purlins at 16 inch spacing.
I liked how the different colors of the cedar are enhanced by the shorter lengths on the doors.  I used pressure treated deck boards as an apron below the cedar.Click To Enlarge

I liked how the different colors of the cedar are enhanced by the shorter lengths on the doors.  I used pressure treated deck boards as an apron below the cedar.


Our home is a flat-roofed midcentury modern design, so when it came time to build a shed, the roof needed to be flat (or nearly flat) to fit with our house style.  I chose to use 6 by 6 timbers for the foundation, and the floor inside is crushed gravel.  The siding is cedar tongue and groove, and the roof and back wall are corrugated galvanized steel.  For the front corners, I used 3/4 inch aluminum U-channel to cover the edges of the front siding, and butted the side siding into that, as detailed in the photo.  I decided to build two swinging doors for access, aesthetics, and cost.  I had originally planned on buildign a sliding barn door, but I was concerned about security and the functionality of one large door--the main purpose of one half of the shed is to house our large walk-behind mower.


Design or Plan used: My Own Design - Aaron Schmoll
posted in: Project Gallery, modern, shed, galvanized, cedar

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