I've finally gotten around to tidying up the side of our house so that
I can build a shed. I'm thinking of using it to store some of our
larger ugly stuff (eg, wheelbarrow, lawnmower, rakes, etc). Also, I'm
guessing it might be safer to put my gasoline/propane tanks in it
instead of keeping them in my garage.
Anyway, here's a pic of the side area:
Just in case it's not obvious, I plan to build the shed over the dirt
area. If I build the shed all the way to the gate, the length would be
12'. However, if I build it shorter to allow the gate to fully open,
then the maximum length the shed could have is 8.5'. (The width in
both cases would be 3' to allow sufficient space for the paver
walkway. I haven't settled on a height for the shed, but my neighbors
are fine as long as it's no taller than 10".)
I took some pics of the gate in various positions, and laid some rocks
just to better illustrate the path of the door:
My first question: Would you go with a 12' long shed, or would you
leave room so the gate can fully open? (At this point in time, I can't
think of a reason why I'd need the gate to fully open. But then again,
I'm not the brightest at thinking of all the scenarios possible.)
My next question is regarding shed plans.... Here are my door
1) I want the shed to have a door at the lower left hand side of the
picture. (Sorry about the junk in the pic--I forgot to move it out of
the way beforehand.) The reason I'd like a door there is so that I can
conveniently roll the lawnmower into the shed.
2) I also want the shed to have a door of some sort along the length
of the shed so that I can easily access other stuff (eg, wheelbarrow)
without having to first remove the lawnmower.
Any idea where I can get plans for a shed with these specs? (FYI, as a
first time homeowner, I try to be handy whenever possible, but I don't
have a whole lot of experience just yet. I do have basic tools,
though, as well as a miter saw and circular saw.)
Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.