Had it installed a few months ago. It is 12 X 20. I had to modify the header above the door in order to pass code. I went to a metal works shop and had them make/give me an L shapped (no L cracks please) piece of steel a little less than a quarter inch thick. I installed this to re-inforce the header above the extra large door. I used my reciprocating saw and trimmed the tops of the 2 X 4's on either side and slid the piece inbetween so that it supported the bottom side of the header on top of the 2 X 4's.
(Picture available upon request since I can't explain it worth a damn). I should probably get a better closer up picture of the shed too.
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Built the base myself... no big deal, just annoying. 9 holes, 12 inches wide about 30 inches deep. I rented an auger. I was pissed that HD was out of the seesaw type of auger. Man those two man augers kick your butt even with three people.
All in all, I could have built the shed myself, but I had too much going on and I needed it done before winter. I was finishing up too many other projects at the time.... well that is my excuse and my wife didn't want to wait either.
I was planning on doing some more pictures this weekend... we'll see.
Lets see. We live on a lot that is somewhat hilly. We needed a place for the kids to play that we could keep track of them, so.... We had a asphalt path installed from the driveway, down the side of the house and down to the area which is in the first picture. I wanted the kids to have a place to rollerblade, ride bikes, chase each other, etc., so we made that path connect to an oval path (AKA race track). The path partially goes up to the shed and that is another project that I need to finish. It's not huge track, but big enough to run bikes around on it.
In the center, we put up a play area with the playset. It's hard to see on this reduced down picture, but there is also three swings on it.
Basically, our kids are spoiled rotten... well they are spoiled, they are not really rotten.
As for the red truck. My mom told my wife that I had a little red firetruck when I was a kid, so she of course bought one out of a catalog for my son. It has a roll-up hose on the back and a bell in the front. You can probably see his sippie cup on the back of the truck too.
When the leaves cover the path (which is in the woods... kinda), I lower the deck, engage the blades and do a couple of laps at full speed. My neighbors must think I'm nuts running around the track on my mower. I could do the blower, but that is not as much fun.
I have attached a 378K shot of the backyard from the deck, where you can see the track and playarea a little better.
Beautiful place. Would you mean adding to the introductions thread under Simple_John's recent post "Now who in heck am I?" and tell us more about your occupation, family etc. BTW, what part of VA do you live? I have been there several times and we really love the Bedford, Blacksberg, Lynchburg area. I have heard alot of stories about VA and the commonwealth. Can you explain how that affects taxes, property values, etc? I am just curious about VA.
That's a nice looking shed. I hate to burst your bubble but, my concern would be having it that close to those trees. Are you going to regret down the road when the trees, as they get larger, start pushing it off its foundation? The roof being that shaded could mean premature failure of the shingles. mg:
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