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Our new garden shed: DIY

Shed Our bikes, extra large dog crate, and a variety of stuff people in the US usually keep in their garage can now be stored in our new shed. We spent most of Saturday putting it together. It comes as a kit with all the walls, floor, and roof built, so it is just a matter of lining them up, putting the roofing on (I call it shingles, but the guy who delivered it called it felt).

I also pulled up some of the pavers; nine of which can be seen in the photo leaning against the shed. We plan to plant some grass or something back there so the dogs have a place to go, other than the pavement.

For all you Americans, our project of building the shed would be considered DIY her in England, which means Do It Yourself, but you never hear it said that way: it’s always the acronym. It is a concept I am still getting used to, since everything from piecing together a shelf from IKEA to remodeling a home seems to fall under "DIY". I suppose the dining room table, twisty chair, and other things I’ve built over the years would also be considered DIY projects.

  1. unclewilco
    October 13, 2007 at 5:09 pm

    Hi nice small shed, but does actually what it says on the tin.would you care to share it  with our sheddies on http://www.readersheds.co.uk ?thanks wilco

  2. Gail
    October 15, 2007 at 10:26 pm

    What is the size of your shed?  Looks like maybe 6’X6′.  Is it all made out of Wood?
    Looks good.  Have fun exploring Spain.  Will enjoy hearing your impressions of the country.

  3. Alien
    November 11, 2007 at 4:28 pm

    Nice job on the backyard makeover

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