Building a Cedar Garden Shed


We’ve wanted a garden shed for a while now – a sweet little spot in the garden where we can organize our tools and potting supplies and seeds. We were able to assemble this cute little kit shed in an afternoon, and we love it so much, we thought we’d share it with you!

Palette Delivery!
Palette Delivery!

Leveling the ground was probably the most boring, pain-staking part. But it’s pretty important if you want the door to work and the window not be all wonky.

Level Ground
Level Ground

It was cool to drill the floor joists together and see how they work. And, we’re capable people but certainly not skilled woodworkers, so it was fun/relieving to find out we could do this ourselves.

The Floor Joists!
The Floor Joists!

This is starting to look like a structure (kind of)!

Floorboards
Floorboards

How exciting. Our very own barn raising!

First Wall's Up!
First Wall’s Up!

Getting sheddier and sheddier, people!

Looking Like a Shed!
Looking Like a Shed!

The sliding door is handy. We’re squozen in between two trees, so a regular swinging door would have been a bit tight.

Sliding Door Open
Sliding Door Open

Francis the black dog thought we’d built this as her auxiliary dwelling unit, and is quite pleased.

And Sliding Door Shut
And Sliding Door Shut

THIS is the payoff. Organized tools!

Tools in a Row
Tools in a Row

The window lets in the perfect amount of light.

Love the view
Love the view

Ahhh. Shed, sweet shed.

Look how organized!
Look how organized!

This came as a kit from cedarshed.com. It took us about 6 hours to build, including sandwich breaks and various distractions. We also required the help of our friends Ronald and Jessica to lift the roof, as it was too heavy and unwieldy for just two people. We’d totally recommend this shed to others.

Published by

Seattle Foodshed

Gardening, foraging, exploring and cooking. Time for a delicious adventure.

7 thoughts on “Building a Cedar Garden Shed”

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s