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Old 10-05-2012, 01:39 PM   #16
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Time for another one of our outbuildings.

I built this one in our yard when we first moved into the woods 20 years ago. Two years later we were fortunate to buy additional acreage and it was disassembled and moved down to the ponds.

The small picnic table serves a a bad weather bench rest for our target shooting and vegetable hunting.



Our fall colors are at peak right now. This is from 10/3.



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Old 10-24-2012, 12:57 PM   #17
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Not as cool as the other sheds here, but it's mine. It's a 1012 Colonial made by New England barn and Shed. He cuts and mills his own lumber, so the "2x4's" are actually 2" x 4"!

This is after the first coat of Sikkens Cetol Marine, a very expensive ($140/gal) but very durable synthetic finish that "breathes" so it's very resistant to peeling. Should last 7-10 years even on the sunny side.

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Old 10-28-2012, 08:52 PM   #18
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That looks like a nicely built shed. I like the wide doors on two sides. Great choice of finish tone.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:42 AM   #19
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This is a not so good pic of the well house on my place when we bought it. I put a new roof and door on it since then, but can't find a pic for some reason.

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Old 10-29-2012, 11:54 AM   #20
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That is cool. I love stone buildings. What is it like inside? A cement floor with a lidded dug hole?
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:36 PM   #21
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It's a concrete pad, the stone is from the surrounding area. Pretty stout little building, but it had run down pretty bad when I got it.
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:57 PM   #22
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There are a few like that in my county. I'm sometimes tempted to ask if I could fix them. Things like that just don't get built anymore and it's a shame to see them fall apart. I'm glad to hear that you've given it a new lease on life.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:02 PM   #23
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Here are my last two outbuildings. We have a vacation rental a mile up the hill from us. The place was built by a family that owned an ironworks in Rochester NY in the 20s. It was a seasonal vacation home for them.
The shorter shed was the maid's shed- really. The other taller shed housed the generator and batteries that powered the house.



I had to put new floor joists in the tall shed a few years ago when we bought the place. The chimney on the maid's shed had no foundation so I put 1 1/2 yards or concrete in a hole between the sheds, then jacked the chimney straight from a 60 degree angle. After that I built the stone faced concrete wall that is behind the gas grill. It all is pinned together so the chimney won't fall over again. I have to level and redo a lot on the shorter shed in the next year.

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Old 10-29-2012, 04:00 PM   #24
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Those are really cool.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:59 PM   #25
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That looks like a nicely built shed. I like the wide doors on two sides. Great choice of finish tone.
Thanks, it will darken a bit over time. Blends in great and already getting compliments.

Here's the inside.


It's a "Colonial" style shed with a steeper roof pitch. That will give me more room to store things like step ladders, PFD's, and other light but kind of bulky stuff.
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:21 AM   #26
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Those rough sawn 2 bys really give it an old barn feel inside. Very nice.
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:09 AM   #27
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awesome thread. Cant wait to get out of my apt complex !!
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:57 AM   #28
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Here's a little progress, I stained the window frames to match the shed, and stained the support beams and block dar brown so it blends in better. I've added some pond stones around it and have a couple more bags.

The electrician comes tomorrow. Right where the extension cord is on the right is the end of the conduit that was run bac for the above ground pool that was there. I'm digging a trench over to the shed, and it will the be wired with an external plug and a light switch and wall plugs. But my BIL says to achieve true man-cave status I will need a pellet stove.....

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Old 11-06-2012, 06:39 AM   #29
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Here's our old outhouse and hangout platform. We keep picking up license plates and tin signs to side it with as we find them.

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Are the two chairs the waiting area?
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