Garden Shed w barn board siding

threekittens_iaJanuary 23, 2011

Not totally sure this belongs here as its not all old stuff. But a good share of it is.

This shed was built mainly by myself and my 74 y/o dad with some plans I purchased online. My DH also helped some here and there and was a big help at the end with finishing building the trusses and then we could not have gotten the trusses/sheeting up without his help. Only thing we didn't do ourselves is the shingles and that was because we simply ran out of time and needed it done quick before a snowfall came later that week. So hired a guy to shingle it. We started about the 1st of Oct and it was late Nov. or early Dec. the day DH & I put the last battens (little boards between the barn boards) on.

Although it has got new lumber for framing, etc. the siding, windows and door are all salvaged. The siding came from 3 different old farm buildings. The windows also came from one of those buildings and door was $10 from C.L.

This spring I'll add a little porch and a couple of old porch posts my dad already had. And of course flower beds all around it. :)

Can't wait to play with it this spring. Already have it about filled up. :-/

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marylee_2010

threekittens - I really like your shed. Doesn't it give you a sense of accomplishment to have done it yourselves? The recycled siding and windows look neat. Can't wait to see what you do in the spring. Thank you for sharing. - Marylee

    Bookmark   January 23, 2011 at 5:52PM
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Marlene Kindred

Your shed is just wonderful! Love the way it turned out and the old barn board makes it look very antique! Thanks so much for sharing it with us and welcome to the GJ forum!

    Bookmark   January 23, 2011 at 5:59PM
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threekittens_ia

Thanks. Actually, looking at these pics, I don't think the battens were on yet when these were taken. I'll post some pics this summer when I have the porch on and hopefully some flowers around it.
Lori

    Bookmark   January 23, 2011 at 6:17PM
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jeannespines

Love it, threekittens! DH & I make bdhouses & feeders out of old barnwood...lasts forever, doesn't it! I love what you & your Dad have built & your DH pitching in when he could, too! You are going to ENJOY that! TFS! & lookin' forward to seeing more pics in nicer weather & your flowers around it! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   January 23, 2011 at 6:56PM
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laurastheme(8)

Wonderful project. It sure beats the new metal shed we have. My DH just doesn't get it.

    Bookmark   January 23, 2011 at 6:57PM
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jlily(Z6)

Beautiful shed!! It has personality!! Be sure to show us again this spring- We love pictures. Enjoy! Jlily

    Bookmark   January 23, 2011 at 11:30PM
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sunnyca_gw

Looks like it will be a nice little retreat to go into & pot away or put a rocker in & some seed books & dream about spring!!Should at least have a chair even if it is getting full. Is the wall without any windows for hanging up tools? I like the windows you have used. Should be nice & light & give seedlings a good start.Might consider shelves that can drop down when you need more room. Nice work DD, DH & You,Lori!! Jan

    Bookmark   January 24, 2011 at 12:29AM
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chevy57red(3/4 MN)

Loving it!!
Barnwood is so much fun to work with!!

Sometimes I miss our land with our log shed..

    Bookmark   January 24, 2011 at 7:12AM
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oldcrafty(8)

What a great project. I know you'll have years of enjoyment out of it. And please do submit pics in the spring as I can see good additions coming on.

    Bookmark   January 24, 2011 at 11:35AM
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Calamity_J(z7bc)

OH Good Job!!! And now for the fun part...decorating!!!

    Bookmark   January 25, 2011 at 9:38PM
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deedeeminn

Love it! Thanks for posting it, its inspiring!

    Bookmark   January 25, 2011 at 10:35PM
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threekittens_ia

My DH helped me get the new flower bed along the sides and behind the shed tilled last weekend and I planted lots of stuff. Hopefully will start on the porch with posts next weekend.

& I've got an old lawn spreader planted sitting next to the tree.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2011 at 12:22AM
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joannpalmyra

Flower boxes for the windows! :D

    Bookmark   June 2, 2011 at 12:31AM
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jeannespines

Oh boy, that is looking WONDERFUL! You've done some nice landscaping there & will be fun to watch how that grows! Love the windmill, too! This is a BEAUTIFUL save on old doors, windows, barn siding! VERY NICE!!! Glad you are enjoying it! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2011 at 12:33AM
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rafor

Very cute. Love old barn wood. All by itself it brings such personality to anything:) Isn't it fun to have a new focal point in your yard to plant and create around?

    Bookmark   June 2, 2011 at 8:29AM
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threekittens_ia

My DH cut an old screen door down for me today for my little shed. And then I used an old garden tool for the door handle. Think I'll move the handle lower but I kinda like it. I think the shed is now DONE unless I decide to add a couple old porch posts. If so, that will wait till next summer. Hope these pics work. They are on facebook as I can't get pics to upload where I normally host them.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2011 at 10:30PM
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jeannespines

AWESOME!!!

Love the old galvanized containers on your deck front & that old chair, too! Cute door 'handle' idea!

I could see your pics cause I have a FB acct...don't know if everyone else can. TFS! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2011 at 10:44PM
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sunnyca_gw

Very nice! I like the handle & the brick walk matches up so well!A really cute shed & nice spot to take a rest as you garden! Jan

    Bookmark   October 10, 2011 at 12:16AM
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toomuchglass(5)

Not only is this so cute -- you got to build it with your dad. Looking at that shed - it'll always be special.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2011 at 3:57PM
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Marlene Kindred

COOL! COOL! and COOL! again! Love your shed and the extra touches like the door handle are just great! TFS!

    Bookmark   October 11, 2011 at 5:07PM
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luna_llena_feliz

You, your dad and your DH did an awesome job on your shed! I love it! Very rustic looking. Love the addition of the screen door and the old garden tool for a handle. I see you didn't let any dust settle under your feet when decorating it! Love your new additions. Can't wait for next spring when you can add some plants and flowers to the mix. Keep those pictures coming!

    Bookmark   October 15, 2011 at 2:20AM
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jerrie(6)

Love it!

    Bookmark   November 4, 2011 at 9:21PM
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Calamity_J(z7bc)

AMAZING!!!!

    Bookmark   November 11, 2011 at 1:17PM
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