Reader Project: Grand Garden Shed

A need for an outdoor shower, a magazine article for inspiration and a few friends willing to help resulted in this handsome outdoor shower and shed.

A need for an outdoor shower, a magazine article for inspiration and a few friends willing to help resulted in this handsome outdoor shower and shed.

finished garden shed built by reader

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foundation for garden shed

framing garden shed

The project began with the building of a solid foundation. A little time spent reading the excellent set of detailed plans, and the construction crew was ready to begin work.

walls up for garden shed

With the framing completed, we were ready for the roof structure. Then after the third weekend came to an end, the siding and trim were in place and the building was ready for the windows.

garden shed roof on

garden shed siding up

During the fourth weekend, the salvaged windows were installed. The shed was ready to be inspected by the town’s code-enforcement officer. The inspection went well and we received our certificate of occupancy.

garden shed salvaged windows

Then we installed the shower and finished the inside walls. A paver patio and flagstone walkway are next on the list.

garden shed complete

A huge thank you to Bob, Billy, Jim, Dick, Leslie, Diane, Joan, and my wife Linda for all the help and the good times. Emlyn Jones