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Introduction to Welding

When I was starting some basic DIY stuff, mostly with wood, working with metal seemed like something too far fetched from me. It required special equipment, better tools, more safety measures and stronger hands. And one part of it looked especially scary: welding. Do you feel the same way? You don't...
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Greenhouses

Many of us use their backyards for more practical purposes than keeping a lawn. And what could be more practical than growing some fresh veggies on your own? Depending on where exactly you live, the growing season can be long or short. For those of us living in places with...
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Repurposing Old Barns

Barns are slowly turning into historical buildings. This is sad for those of us who love them. There are still farms that use them, but most of the barns out there crumble and aren't going to be here soon. If this fills you with nostalgy you are not alone. But...
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11 Useful Chicken Coop Tutorials

If you are looking to build your own chicken coop you can get some inspiration from this article. But after inspiration you'll need some practical how-to. This is what we have collected here: 11 great guides from Instructables. Enjoy and share your progress! 1. Simple Wooden Chicken Coop This here is one...
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Cool Birdhouse Ideas

Building a birdhouse is one of those projects that you can approach with endless creativity. There are almost no rules. Make the entrance good for the birds you want to host, put the house 2 - 4 m above the ground and keep away from cats. See a table of...
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Workbench Ideas

Do you have a workbench in your workshop? I don't mean just a big table but a real carpenter's workbench with vises and bench dogs. Such benches were available in almost every rural home in the past. Today you'll often meet hobbyists who don't even know what a workbench really...
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Intro To Chicken Coops

If I judge by the interest to our post with chicken coop pictures, it seems that people who are interested in sheds are often interested in chicken coops too. This make sense - most of us are homesteaders. And while a shed can often be used for a coop, I...
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15 Delicious Root Cellar Pics: Are You Ready To Store Your Food?

Last year we made a really simple root cellar as an experiment. I was shocked by its great performance. Carrots can stay there for months. We picked up our turnips in November and yesterday (April 28th) I found a couple of turnips forgotten under the Jerusalem artichoke - still in...
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Shed as House - Is It Realistic To Live in a Shed?

There's a big interest in the recent years to using garden shed as a house - due to the mortgage crisis and what not. Because of this huge interest, there is a lot of crap written online saying basically how you should choose a location, paint the shed and you...
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Shed Ramp Ideas: and How To Build a Shed Ramp

Most sheds raise at least few inches above the outdoor grade level. This is especially true for sheds with wooden floor and wooden foundation. This is where shed ramps come in place. You probably have no problems to step inside the shed anyway. But moving heavy outdoor equipment like lawn...
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15 Cute Chicken Coops

Outdoor sheds are often used as chicken coop. You don't really need to do much - in most cases you just need to clean the shed, to ensure there is a window and to install feeder and water dispenser. No surprise so many people convert ready sheds into chicken coops...
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Women and Their DIY Projects

I had the luck and pleasure to talk to three ladies who are not afraid to take the saw in hand and do something in their backyard or basement. If you think DIY projects are men business, now it's the time to rethink about this. By the way if you...
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33 Of The Most Amazing Shed Pictures You Have Ever Seen

Do you need some inspiration for building, painting or just choosing a garden shed? Or maybe you just need to see the most beautiful, funny or simply amazing sheds of the others? In both cases you win :) Here are 33 excellent pictures with a bit of info. Sometimes it's...
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The Secrets Of Plastic Outdoor Sheds

The plastic outdoor storage sheds were not very popular in the last few years mostly because people didn’t know much about them. Now you can see a vinyl or fibreglass shed pretty often in people’s backyards. Now enough gardeners know about the plastic shed advantages so they no longer avoid...
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Six Things To Consider When Buying Outdoor Storage Sheds

Buying outdoor storage shed is not some minor purchase that you do every month. Sure, it’s not like buying a house and you hopefully will not need to get a mortgage for that. But it’s still a purchase that requires careful planning. Here are several very important things to consider...
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The Office Shed: Is It For You?

I have received questions from several readers asking what I think about office sheds. Several times before I have written that you can use your outdoor storage shed as a garden office, and I have written about office shed too, but now it’s time to explore this idea a bit...
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How Inexpensive Outdoor Storage Sheds Can Increase The Value Of Your Property

Do you know that home improvement projects can increase the value of your property? I bet you do, because this is a well known business model for many people. They buy a home that needs renovation, do it and then sell the home for a higher price. Typically such people...
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Types Of Outdoor Storage Sheds

Is it time to place an outdoor shed in your garden? Don’t be in a rush to get the first one before you learn more about the different types of outdoor storage sheds. The main characteristics of the sheds depend on the material used, the shape of the shed and...
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Customize Your Storage Shed

There are thousands of shed designs available on the market. You would think everyone would be able to find exactly the garden shed they dream about. But the truth is people have even more ideas about their yards than the shed designs available. If you are one of those creative...
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Are Timber Sheds Better Than Metal Sheds?

When we plan the details in our garden we usually think about a place where to build a garden shed. How many of us also think about the material of the shed in the beginning? Most decide that in the last moment based on the model and price. But there...
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The Economical Storage Shed

Is your outdoor shed going to empty your pocket? It’s possible if you want a luxury one or make mistakes when choosing it. For most people it’s unlikely to go broke because of buying a shed. But still it’s a serious expense and if you are in shortage you may...
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