This storage shed is a 9′ x 12′ wood drying shed inspired (loosely) by Ise shrine in Japan. It was built with reclaimed materials – free jobsite salvage, trash, scrap, and reclaimed 6″ x 16″ old growth timbers salvaged from a remodel of the original Neustetter’s Department Store in downtown Denver. The heart redwood siding was culled, de-nailed, ripped and rabbeted from semi-rotten 2 x 6 decking. The steel platform was salvaged from “big job” commercial foundation lagging. The joists are repurposed unistrut that were dragged out of jobsite rolloffs. New materials include some steel plate, most fasteners, and all glazing and corrugated galvanized roofing.
The large overhang was chosen in the early design phase to keep salvage construction materials out of the weather because, you know, one can’t just take trash home from the jobsite and throw it away immediately. No, you have to season it for at least five years. (“Yeah, but honey, I’m going to build something with it someday!”)