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Old 01-20-2013, 08:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I thought I posted about this in my "Fix my yard" thread but I guess not so here goes.

I've owned my house for a little over 6 years now and my shed has seen MUCH better days. Whoever built it, laid it right on the ground on top of some crushed stone so it's been rotting away from the bottom. The door hinge broke, there was a hole through the floor and it was just a 'catch all' for the spillover junk in the house.

After lifting the 4 corners off the ground. Here you can see the rottted floor joist.....



I figured I wanted to fix the door and I had a steel door that I could have put in so I cut the front out to replace the T-111 and frame in the door



Here's with the door cut and put in (no the color is NOT staying, just waiting till spring to paint)



Made a step from a lot of spare wood I had hanging around



I then repaired the holes in the floor, and the rotted support beams, then laid an additional sub floor over top of the existing floor



My first license plates(1996) hanging. I couldn't turn them in




Ran electric to it(only an extension cord right now, but is very functional). Put in an outlet on the back wall, and on the front wall along with the switch that powers the flourecent light in the center beam



Today more work commenced. I emptied it out again, and started at making a table for it. I used the wagon to pick up a thick peice of wood for the table top. All the other wood is repurposed wood I had laying around. It's VERY sturdy and has a nice sized shelf. The plastic shelving to the right moved forward and has fluids/paints and christmas lights.




I also finished up the end peices of the T-111 and cut/installed the top trim peices. The front is done, minus paint.



Next on the list to do is to repair the bottom of the sides and back that rotted so no 'critters' get back in. I evicted a whole colony of spider crickets when I first started and want to keep those damn things out. I'll have to grab a picture of it loaded as I didn't take one with most of my crap in it now. I still have more to put in. So far so good though and I'm happy that it's being used as more that just a catch all.
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Why didn't you have the door swing outward? That would have been a much better idea IMO. Otherwise you've done a very nice job so far!
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Why didn't you have the door swing outward? That would have been a much better idea IMO. Otherwise you've done a very nice job so far!
I was going to ask the same question


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Why didn't you have the door swing outward? That would have been a much better idea IMO. Otherwise you've done a very nice job so far!
I was given the door and I just worked with what I had. I would have loved if the door was hinged out but It's hinged in and I couldnt change that without redoing everything so I just left it as is. It really doesn't take up all that much room, and what it does take up is basically space I have shovels and rakes in so it hasn't gotten in my way yet
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If it swung out, the hinges would be on the outside, making it very easy for someone to take the door off and get in??
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John, you'll have a "mancave" to go to when mama puts you out, lol!
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Now you just need to add a heater and an A/C unit in the wall and your little home away from home will be all set!

It's sorta strange for me to hear about people doing outdoor projects this time of year, so congrats on getting stuff done. Too cold here to do anything outside but shiver. We're gearing up for -20F tomorrow night!
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I feel you behlinla. It's roughly -10 here, -30 with windchill...


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John, you'll have a "mancave" to go to when mama puts you out, lol!
With a wife and 3 daughters I'll need a place to 'get away' when THAT time comes .

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Now you just need to add a heater and an A/C unit in the wall and your little home away from home will be all set!

It's sorta strange for me to hear about people doing outdoor projects this time of year, so congrats on getting stuff done. Too cold here to do anything outside but shiver. We're gearing up for -20F tomorrow night!
I was suprised how warm it was yesterday(got to 57*) so I figured I might as well get something done being that will be short lived and we'll be in the 20's for the next few days
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I have always wanted a shed. When I have a wife and kids then I will get my own!


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