Building a Shaker Shed
Watch a time lapse of the construction of a modest backyard shop and storage space modeled after a historic garden shed.
The Fine Homebuilding editors built this Shaker-style shed as a modernized homage to a simple but elegant outbuilding that art director Rodney Diaz spotted at Hancock Shaker Village in Hancock, Massachusetts. Built with Boral TruExterior trim and LP SmartSide clapboards over a Cor-a-Vent Sturdi-Strips rainscreen and Zip System sheathing, the project moved along without too many bumps over the course of a week or so. Watch this video to see where the inspiration came from and to get an overview of how the new shed came together.
Also, read the companion article on how to install roof trim inspired by the original Shaker-style shed: Simple, Elegant Roof Trim