Monday, June 7, 2010

A bit about our shed

One of the blessings (and sometimes a curse) about life in Nova Scotia is the pace of life. Nothing much happens quickly. A couple of months ago, we arranged to have a local man build a shed for us. A month or so later, our shed got started. It's 12 feet by 16 feet...the maximum size you can build around here without a building permit. The "before" photo shows the spot before the shed went up. Most of the photos are taken from the corner of our deck.Day One...the floor went down. (funny thing...when we were discussing the building materials John asked our shed man if he used plywood for the floor. I think if we were outside, the man would have spit on the ground! "Plywood"...he said..."I would never use such a thing!") All the wood for the shed is hand cut and hand milled. The floor is tongue and groove.

Day Two, the framing for the walls went up. Day Three, the framing for the roof went on. Day Four, the extension for the wood pile was created and the wood for two of the walls went on, which continued on Day Five. (the walls will be board and batten when completed). Day Six, the walls were completed (still no batten) and part of the roof went on. Day Seven, the roof was completed and is now waiting for shingles.

Still to come: the windows will go in (saved from our previous home in Ontario), the door will go on, the shingles will get laid, and the batten will go up. And one of my favourite parts? A weathervane! Yay.
I should note that the shed is level...it's our land that has a slope to it!

4 comments:

Karen said...

Love the shed... what, no GLASS window??? Surely...

daysgoby said...

Sara, have you ever worked with Plexiglass? We have a window on our house that's broken three times from the vibration of the trucks rumbling by - hoping to put something pretty there and thought of you...

Mickey (Michel) Johnson said...

...what a lovely wee shed. i can imagine a few colorful flowers planted about it and maybe a glorious vine of some sort...heavenly! xoxo, mickey

cottage By The Sea said...

Whaaaaat? No permits? We have to have a permit to PAINT a shed around here. Lucky you, things must get done at a much greater pace.