All that practice reusing old materials went to good use this week building a shed and greenhouse for my sister. She bought an old greenhouse she found for sale on craig's list a few weeks ago. We took it apart the first time I came through anchorage in May and saved all the materials. This week my dad and I build a shed with of most of the lumber we salvaged. After he headed out to catch his Salmon for the year, I built a small green house out of the left overs.
|One of the neighbors was kind enough to offer us some scrap siding that matched the stuff from the greenhouse.|
That made the front of the shed a lot easier to finish.
|Most the new materials went into the roof. We used 14 foot 2x4s for the roof so we had a bit of an eve. After seeing the price of lumber, 100 dollars for the greenhouse seemed like a steal.|
|Finish! It's probably more than 75% reused or recycled materials. Even the new roofing panels were 50% recycled. Similar 10' x 12' sheds are going for $2,650 installed in Anchorage and we came in a good bit less at $675.|
|As a bonus there was enough material left to build my sister a small greenhouse with.|
|The 2x6 ridge board on top and the nails were the only new material in the greenhouse.|
|It came out looking pretty good despite a couple of silly mistakes figuring it out as I went.|
Total cost was about $25 since most the material was free after building the shed.
Two sunny days in a row means it's time to go paint the shed and the front of greenhouse. I wonder if either of them will last as long as my fort did...