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Old 02-12-2013, 03:12 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by dariusld View Post
Did the roof leak? What are the negatives of that roof?
Roof didn't leak, but it was in San Diego, so there isn't really much strong wind and rain there. I had been reading Dwell magazine alot when I did my design, so I was trying to pull off the whole corrugated material, airy modern design look. Great for So Cal. Would probably die from exposure here in ATL.


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Old 02-12-2013, 03:47 PM   #17
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Im going to build one this spring from wood. Its going against my house so it will need to slope in one direction. There aren't a lot of pre fab kits that are set up like I want them to be so I'm jazzed thinking about building it. I say frame it and build it yourself. It would be a good family / friend / big brother type of project. Pass on some great life skills to someone who wont get them otherwise.
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:51 PM   #18
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i have a tool shed in my back yard built out of 2x4's with exterior tongue and grove carsiding.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:52 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by Larryh86GT View Post
It is easy to repair a wood shed. This is mine that is 25 years old that I dressed up the bottom edge of this summer. The raw P/T wood was caulked and painted after this picture was taken.
Your doesn't look much different than mine, and mine is about the same age. Since this photo was taken, I have repaired the back corner of the roof. I still need to fix the rotten siding. I bought the house in November, and this was in the back yard. The inside of it is in excellent condition. The realtor suggested that I have it hauled off. I said "are you crazy?"

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Your shed looks pretty good sized also. If our sheds had gutters the siding would last longer.

I just noticed your privacy fence looks a lot like mine.

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Old 02-19-2013, 09:34 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by strategery View Post
I've got a lot of things that my garage just can't accommodate -- lawn mower, snow blower, tools, bikes, etc. I see this plastic modular sheds being sold at the big box stores. Nice idea, doesn't need to be painted, won't rot, very simple to put together. They still need a concrete slab I think though.

On the other hand, I could just BUILD a shed out of lumber. I have never built a shed before, but how complicated could it be? I know there's a lot more labor involved since I will have to shingle it and side it but the experience would be good.

Has anyone here ever considered these two options? Which way did you go and why?

where are you from..?

I believe there are a lot of DIY sheds that you can buy over the internet.. you can check those as an option. Make sure you have a budget so you know how much you need to spend for a shed.


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