The Versatile Shed: How To Build, Renovate and Customize Your Bonus Space [NOOK Book]

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Sheds aren't just for storage anymore. With a little bit of thought and work, your shed can become a guest cottage, a recording studio, a writer's getaway and even a "small" business location. With more people staying in their current homes, the opportunity to add on beyond the scope of the existing house is more appealing than ever.

The Versatile Shed offers basic how-to for building your own shed structure, along with recommendations for electrical and comfort needs. Also ...

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The Versatile Shed: How To Build, Renovate and Customize Your Bonus Space

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Overview

Sheds aren't just for storage anymore. With a little bit of thought and work, your shed can become a guest cottage, a recording studio, a writer's getaway and even a "small" business location. With more people staying in their current homes, the opportunity to add on beyond the scope of the existing house is more appealing than ever.

The Versatile Shed offers basic how-to for building your own shed structure, along with recommendations for electrical and comfort needs. Also included are ideas for working with pre-fabricated sheds, with suggestions for customization. But mostly, this book is about ideas. With dozens of ideas for interior and exterior customization that will add an extra, and versatile, space to your home.

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Furniture maker Chris Gleason has a bibliography that already includes Backyard Projects for Today's Homestead, Building Projects for Backyard Farmers & Home Gardeners, and, believe it or not, The Art of the Chicken Coop: A Fun and Essential of Housing Your Peeps. With those books clucking in his past, it seemed only logical that eventually he would teaching us to construct our own all-purpose backyard shed. And, as we have come to expect, he does it handily.

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If you need more space, a shed might be for you. Gleason (Building Projects for Backyard Farmers and Home Gardeners) takes a fairly casual approach to shed building. Using examples of completed projects, these approachable case studies display the flexibility of sheds. The examples of constructions are loosely organized and include workspace sheds, guest quarters, storage, gardening, and businesses. Comfort with construction and tool use is assumed, so this is not the source for building basics. Still, there is real practicality to these sheds, built to solve space issues and meet specific needs. VERDICT For ground-to-roof instructions, other sources such as Black & Decker: The Complete Guide to Sheds (Creative Publishing, 2011) have much more detailed how-tos. Still, this pairs nicely with such sources and is a good companion book to Dan Eckstein's Popular Mechanics: Shed Nation (Hearst, 2010). Recommended for readers with some building experience.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440319273
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 8/8/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 611,616
  • File size: 101 MB
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Meet the Author

Chris Gleason is a custom furniture and cabinetmaker and lives in Salt Lake City. He is the author of seven titles for F+W, most recently, Backyard Projects for Today’s Homestead.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 5

Chapter 1 Off-the-Rack Sheds 6

Chapter 2 Planning From the Ground Up 14

Chapter 3 Gear Girl 24

Chapter 4 Writer's Retreat 42

Chapter 5 Recording Studio 60

Chapter 6 Guest House 72

Chapter 7 Gardener's Paradise 84

Chapter 8 Bike Guy 98

Chapter 9 Violin Maker's Shop 106

Chapter 10 Fancy Built 116

Chapter 11 Window/Doors/Roofs 124

Resources & More… 138

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