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This Man Transformed His Messy Backyard By Building This Modern Shed

SEPTEMBER 24, 2015  —  By Jessica Catcher  
Jessica Catcher

Jessica Catcher

Jessica is a writer who lives in Queens, NY. She spends most of her time listening to One Direction, watching TV, and hanging out with her one-eyed cat, Rigby.

It's hard to remember a time when my dad wasn't in the middle of some new construction project. Why hire someone to build the deck of your dreams when you've got your own two hands? Getting professionals to re-floor our entire house? Pshaw!

This dad was definitely on the same wavelength when he decided to craft his own sleek, modern shed in the backyard. It took a lot of patience, but the result was totally worth it.

Here's the cleared-out space he planned to fill.

He started the foundation with concrete footings.

Then he used 4x12s to build the main support.

Joist hangers, glue, and screws secured the rest of the flooring.

Next up: the frame.

And the roof, two-by-fours on 12" centers with plywood on top.

He spent the next week slowly installing the plywood sheathing along the walls.

Then he bundled the whole thing up in Tyvek housewrap.

It's really coming together -- the windows went in!

Followed by the sliding front door.

He slapped on some paint and shingles.

The 16" shingles required a lot of difficult cutting and trimming to fit the shed's measurements.

Next was the insulation and panelling inside.

Here's the finished panelling with overhead LED lighting.

And now for the floors: he opted for click lock bamboo.

The finished product: one awesome shed!

(source Reddit)

My dad and all dads salute you, sir. Now's the time to enjoy a nice brewski...before the next new project pops up.