I love my backyard. It is my haven away from the world and my warm weather social spot but... it is time to upgrade my shed and my deck.
This is my shed.
It has a playhouse in the front and a sandbox on top of that for the kids of the previous owner. The front section is not usable for anything but stuffing things in for storage as you can't stand upright.
The back section is pretty worn and doesn't maximize the wall space for storage... and it has drywall separating it from the playroom. Yes, drywall, outside, in Canada.
... and for the past few years there has been a family of raccoons living beneath it.
These are the cedar doors that I made last year - I like them and want to keep them on the new shed.
This is my deck.
It has a covered BBQ area with a railing that I can sit on and watch rainstorms.
It has a built-in table surrounded by benches - this is the social hub of the backyard.
I want to use the same footprint and basic design for the deck but clean it up and add some more benches on the front instead of plain railings.
Bye deck - we are saving the structure, reinforcing it and then building on top!
2x6 pressure-treated lumber to fix and reinforce the structure.shop pressure treated lumber
Brown pressure-treated wood for the top - we won't have to re-stain for 2 years and all my neighbours think it is cedar!shop brown pressure treated lumber
Sorry raccoons, the hotel is closed - we are putting a concrete pad down!
PVC conduit now protects all of the electrical.shop conduits & fittings
Picking up the order!
Sealed holes and fixed grading - no more water leaks in the basement!
QUIKRETE Fast Finish Hydraulic Waterstopbuy now
Hard to tell from here but the wood siding looks like barn boards - with wood grain and knots!
Brown PT for finishing touches on the shed...
... and on the BBQ covering!
The shingles and flashing seal the shed for our long winters.
A nice door with a window that opens - I selected a Brinks Push, Pull, Rotate knob that lets me open the door with a push from my hip if my hands are full!
PrestoFen Poly Vinyl Sliding Shed window
IKO Cambridge Architectural Shinglesbuy now
SmartSide Structural 1 Aspen Treated Wood Sidingbuy now
ReliaBilt 188973.0 Half Lite In-Swing Steel Doorbuy now
Brown Pressure-Treated Fence Boards for finishingbuy now
Brinks Push Pull Rotate passage knob + deadboltshop now
Stanley Black Steel Entry Door Pull Platebuy now
Stanley Lockable Hasp
Stanley brown deck screws - more subtle especially when combined with the brown pressure-treated woodshop now