Garden Shed & Greenhouse

Project by JAGWAH posted 12-18-2009 09:38 PM 15723 views 7 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This shed was inspired by a magazine cover. The thing I liked is the simplicity of the roof frame and the lack of a floor or foundation.

The foundation is there but what I’ve done is packed a 18”x18” base of gravel 2’ deep in the ground. New Railroad ties laid over that and pinned into the earth with 48” 3/4” rebar. All this tied together with 2”x6” pressure treated plate. Then the walls are framed from there.

The inner floor area is filled with the same gravel. This building is in it’s 4th year and there is no measurable settling of any concern. I have established a hub to shoot grade off of for measuring and kept record of yearly checks.

The grenhouse is glassed in using insulated units removed from storm doors. The roof now is twin wall.

Total cost of material is approx. $2200.00 Labor free, ‘cause this one is in my yard.

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posted 12-19-2009 02:46 AM

looks great… really like the design…well done

-- Todd- Oak Ridge, TN

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posted 12-19-2009 04:16 AM

Wow! You mean somebody is alive over here? Thanks for the compliment.

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posted 12-19-2009 05:32 PM

Nice work!


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posted 12-24-2009 10:28 PM

cool shed and green house

-- a-1contractor.com

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posted 01-04-2010 02:43 AM

Beautiful design…

-- Steve, Vancouver, WA

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posted 01-09-2010 07:05 PM

That’s fantastic! What’s with the magenta 2x lumber? Where did you get that dangling pod decoration?

-- It takes a viking to raze a village.

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posted 01-09-2010 10:30 PM

Seems for a while that summer lumber at Lowes was coming in that color. don’t really know why. The pea pod was a celebration gift from my wife through a local Nursery that’s now out of business.

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posted 02-04-2010 08:35 AM

I believe that pink color is a mold treatment. I have seen it sprayed on after the framing was complete but not on new lumber, but it looks like the same stuff.

-- The only thing wrong with instant gratification is that it's not fast enough. Bake, Lehi,UT

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posted 02-04-2010 03:02 PM

Could be, I only remember it was cheapest and that satisfied budget issues.

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