Multipurpose Garden Shed: A Free Do It Yourself Building Guide by Popular Mechanics Magazine

This shed It isn't just practical, spacious and sturdy. It's also beautifully designed to be an asset, not an eyesore, to any property.


Free DIY 12x16 Multipurpose Shed and Loft Building Guide from Popular Mechanics Magazine


This 12 x 16-ft. building has easy-to-install 1 x 6 vertical cedar siding. There are two pairs of double doors, three tilt-in barn-sash windows and a transom window over the gable-end doors

The interior of the shed is divided into a 12 x 12-ft. space intended for general storage, and a 4 x 12-ft. potting area. Overhead, you can add a small loft for even more storage area.

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Blueprints by Better Barns Your building department may require that you submit construction plans, and they're helpful to have on hand while you're at work on the shed. Complete blueprints are available from Better Barns, the original designers of the Colonial Backyard Barn. Better Barns also offer some of the attractive hardware and woodwork shown on the building. - Over the years, Popular Mechanics Magazine has featured a variety of backyard building, home improvement and woodwork projects as feature articles. Now, they offer many of the best projects on their website. These in-depth articles are illustrated with plans, photos and detailed isometric views. They follow the building from the planning stage through final finishing. So, they are step-by-step guides that will help you build the perfect project.




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