Wednesday Working – Shed and Deck Box

Well, just some pictures today. We got the shelves and counter in Heather’s shed and she’s finished setting it. Here’s what it looks like:

The potting bench and her pegboard for tools.

We put in some shelves and a cart.

And, yes here is Heather’s art setup. She does both oil and water colors on this.

I started a new project – a deck box to hold the cushions for out patio furniture. This box is being made from materials salvaged from the shed I took down in the spring. The main box is done and just needs a lid. Here’s what I have right now:

This is 4′ by 2′ and 2.5′ tall. It will get a coat of paint.

Part of the stack of cushions that need a winter home.

It’s been a fun project, but working with used wood and siding can be a pain as much of it is unusable and there’s a lot that just has to be trashed.

That’s it for this week. If you need me, I’ll be in the shop.

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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29 Responses to Wednesday Working – Shed and Deck Box

  1. Dave says:

    Ah, the cushion box is a great idea. I need something similar to keep the squirrels from lunching on mine. Also, you’ve inspired me to at least clean up my own little shed out at the barn, if not consider some built-ins and other storage to make it truly useful. Well done already!

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  2. Lakshmi Bhat says:

    It is satisfying to create something, be it a box or a painting.

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  3. Can you use the trashable wood for a bonfire at least? If you’re allowed to have those. So cool that you can build your own box for cushions. I can only build a box out of cushions.

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  4. G. J. Jolly says:

    That will come in handy when rain decides to visit. Will you be putting rollers on it?

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  5. Debra says:

    So practical and really nice, Andrew. I am impressed with the repurposed wood for the deck box. We have a decent box intended for the same purpose, patio cushions and outdoor items, but we had to buy it and it isn’t nearly as nice as your custom work. 😉

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  6. You’ve made a lot of progress. You’ll be done before Thanksgiving for sure!

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  7. jfwknifton says:

    Wow! You have been busy and I’m very impressed with what you’ve achieved!

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  8. Wow, it looks like a true haven of creativity! I hope you and Heather will have many happy hours there. 🙂

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  9. SusanR says:

    Everybody needs quick and easy access (and off-season protection) for patio stuff. My current house doesn’t even have a garage door that opens to the backyard. A real inconvenience.

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    • We have a couple of plastic deck boxes, but last year bought a new set that has bigger cushions that don’t fit in to the boxes we had, so I just thought I make one. and, you a problem there.


  10. It is really coming along nicely. The box for the cushions is a brilliant idea. It will serve a useful purpose and it is great you used materials from the old building for it. Win/win. 🙂

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  11. Wow! Is there a dove living in it?

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