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Old 12-30-2011, 08:21 AM   #46
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I for one really like the way you built this thing. Do you have an idea about how much it cost you to build it? I onlr wish I could have been there to help, i could have kept my shades on,keeps stuff out of my eye just a classy building all the way around. somthing you will use forever.Plus, the way you posted your project made it really enjoyable to follow, hurry up and start something else!!

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Old 12-30-2011, 09:39 AM   #47
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Thanks for the kind words from everyone. I was glad to share my experience with you all.

My goal in building this was to try to find everything salvaged and second hand.
The wife's goal ( I'll refer to her as the "inspector") was to not build anything ugly on our beautiful property.

I thought I could build this thing for around $1500.
The total cost of this 12 x 16' shed was around $3,500.

I tried to find reused lumber, siding & roofing but it started to look hodge-podge and the inspector shut me down and increased my budget allowance.
My new lumber was from a local mill and the new metal roof & siding from a local roofing & siding dealer.

The doors and windows were salvaged and the steps and ramp were from all from scraps I had been saving.

With the rising prices of wood and metal, it did not surprise me that the cost creeped up a little (a lot ) past what I anticipated.
But I have some nice leftover 1" x 12" boards that I will reuse and an attractive shed that the inspector is very happy with.
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:16 AM   #48
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Thanks for posting... I'm new to this forum and found your post/thread very enjoyable. I too wondered about the foundation, 19" spacings and a few other things as I read through the various posts.

I learned a few things ... and have much more to learn. Someday (in the spring) I hope to build a 12x16 shed to compliment may already full 24x24 garage, 12x16 shed, and 16x20 pole shed. I will use some of the ideas and techniques you demonstrated in my project.

Thanks for sharing!
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Thanks for posting... I'm new to this forum and found your post/thread very enjoyable. I too wondered about the foundation, 19" spacings and a few other things as I read through the various posts.

I learned a few things ... and have much more to learn. Someday (in the spring) I hope to build a 12x16 shed to compliment may already full 24x24 garage, 12x16 shed, and 16x20 pole shed. I will use some of the ideas and techniques you demonstrated in my project.

Thanks for sharing!
You are very welcome
I enjoyed building the shed and doing the tutorial.
The comments and critiques have all been greatly appreciated since there's always more that one way to build something right.

Anything I can help with or answer questions, just make a post.
We all learn from each other....right or wrong

Happy New Year..........
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Just found this thread today. That's a nice shed.

I think you definitely got your dollars worth out of it too.
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:15 AM   #51
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Just found this thread today. That's a nice shed.

I think you definitely got your dollars worth out of it too.
Hi Lone....!!!!!
Coming from you means a lot...thanks.....

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