Sunday, April 1, 2012

A workspace. To work.

I gave you guys a glimpse at the small storage shed that I've been working on here, and I am thrilled to report that it is finished!


We all know that Ana White has some amazing plans, but I wouldn't have had the courage to tackle this if it weren't for this particular one!*

I get to add "roofing" to my resume!


It's definitely not something that you want to do when you have a hole in your pants' knee.. Just sayin'.

This project took a little longer than I'd hoped because I had to wait for my HOA to approve me putting a storage shed in my yard. I don't really get it, but hey... ya gotta do whatcha gotta do! Too bad I didn't know that all of the components would take up about a foot of floor space



Yep, that's everything.. The walls, the roof and the doors!


Check that out! This was time consuming (8 1/2 hours total - excluding staining), but it was probably one of the easiest things I've built!

And it's going to make for one heck of a work space!


Now I just need to build a work table and some storage for the inside!


But don't worry, it's so going to be used in the mean time...

I wish there was a way to show how excited I am in writing... This is a huge step towards having a good work area of my own! And all of my evicted tools will have somewhere to GO!

*To see the products I used and some tips/tricks on this build, check out the plans here.

30 comments:

  1. If this is the work of a lazy person I've got to quit trying so hard! Well done my friend!

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  2. Looks fantastic. Congrats.

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  3. OK - so first off, you make roofing look glamours! Thank you so much for working with me on this plan! The shed is as amazing as you are!

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  4. Are those ceder fence posts? Did you have to sand them?

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    1. They are! The surface is a little rough, and I did do a light sanding before finishing them, but really, you don't HAVE to!

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    2. I kind of want to build an outdoor playhouse for the kiddos (same style, build panels, cut out windows/door, easy assemble, etc ), and I wanted to do it with ceder fence posts, so it will withstand the weather.... dreading the sanding tho! lol

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  5. Amazing shed! You are one talented lady. Well done.

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  6. Thanks, everyone!! :o) As much as I love hearing how nice it looks, I can't put enough emphasis on just how EASY Ana's plans are! Like I said, I wouldn't have even attempted it if it weren't for these!

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  7. As usual, you rock!

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  8. Love it! I want one too (for the garden shed) and I have the perfect spot. Just as soon as I start the backyard projects. Must find more time in my days :)

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    1. I love that you're wanting more TIME in the days, and all I want is some more motivation! :-p

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  9. My husband wants to know if we can adopt you!

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    1. MY husband would probably ask for child support :-p

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  10. Gina, how is your shed holding up? We're about to use this plan to build a shed for our school & community garden, but I wanted to check in with you first to see if there's anything you'd change or anything you're not happy with. Ours will probably take a bit of a beating with all the people coming and going.

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    1. Hi Hillary! The shed is really holding up well! When I first built it, I didn't attach the sides to the ground so, if I moved a door wrong, it would move the sides (making it not square, which caused the door to either rub against the ground of the top of the shed), but after bolting it to the ground (I think the plans show where it should be done), it's perfect. If you're using fence pickets, make sure you get dry ones (or let them dry). I had some wet ones that I used on the door, and they cracked. So I replaced them with dry ones with no problem :-) I really can't think of anything else. I still heart it. Good luck with your build!

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    2. Ooh, good to know. I didn't see anything on the plans about bolting it down and was thinking that with the wind in our area, it might end up flying across the garden. I'll be sure to secure it somehow. Thanks!

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  11. Cracks and black spots are the common problem in the roof.

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  12. I was wondering about using corrugated steel for the roof and siding. Any comments on that idea? Also when you say bolt to the ground, do you mean concrete or whatever else is the base underneath the shed? Thanks

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    1. I think corrugated steel would work perfectly,

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  13. Where do you live? Do you hire out? I really do want this for my gardening supplies and tools.

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    1. Hey! I'm in Chandler, AZ and I do not hire out. However, there is a huge community of people on ana-white.com and I would suggest asking in the forum there, if there's anyone nearby that would build this for you. Hope this helps!

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  14. On Ana's website a few people have asked about making a deeper storage shed. Any ideas how to easily convert the roof angles to add footage, maybe double the depth for lawnmower storage or other longer-than-tall items?

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    1. Conversions like this are something you'd have to play with. Obviously the roof pitch changes with any depth adjustment, and to make it wider would change either A) the type of lumber you use (fence pickets are only 6' long, so you couldn't use those anymore) or B) multiply the fence picket cost by lapping them (but then you have to worry about gaps where they butt up to each other).

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  15. Do you have any recent pics with the bench and other storage added? Also, I live in an HOA as well, but only recently moved here.... do they all require approval for objects in the back yard? That's insane!

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    1. If have the workbench built here http://www.ladygoats.com/2012/04/carted.html but, honestly, haven't done much more than adding a shelf in the back and a caddy on the door. The reason I sought approval from my HOA is because my shed would be visible from the street and I didn't want to give them a reason to harass me. I doubt it's something you'd get harassed about, but I wanted to cover my bum. Hope this helps!

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  16. Are those architectural shingles? How did you do the top row?

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  17. Hi there! I can not find the 'places" for this storage shed or a couple of other things I liked on here. Can you please send me the info? kay.boling@yahoo.com
    Thanks!

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