My wife and I wanted to build a play shed, so I started looking for ideas and plans. I found Mr. Reinders videos on You Tube and knew that this was the one we wanted to build. I watched the videos and purchased the plans.
I am 66 years old and was a bit skeptical if I would be able to handle the project. There wasn’t any problem. I built the shed by myself (including hand digging 4′ post holes for the foundation) working off and on between May and June of 2015.
I built the shed 18″ above ground because of a water problem if we get a storm with 3 to 4 inches of rain. I used 2″X6″ and 2″X8″ treated lumber for the floor. I used the 2x lumber just in case because I wasn’t able to locate 3/4″ T@G plywood that was treated.
Installed asphalt roofing panels instead of shingles because I wasn’t sure about hanging on the side of the roof and laying shingles.
My wife and I built the deck (8’X12′) 3/4″ from the shed to extend into the back yard dog fence so we all can use the building. We added a ceiling fan and light, couple of receptacles, and a porch light. Used a shore plug with a 12 gauge drop cord plugged into an outside receptacle on our house for power.
I still need to make some lattice panels for the skirting to keep the critters out and we are debating whether to finish the inside of the shed.
I am very happy with how the Dream Shed came out and how easy it was to build by following the plans and videos.
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