Neal found a building design and plan online and built the majority of the shed at our house first, to make sure everything would fit together just right before transporting it to our property.
He bought the lumber new, but he found a used window and door with frame at our local Habitat for Humanity Restore . The opening on the left side of the shed will be a double door wide enough for heavy equipment.
Once he had the basic shell put together, he disassembled everything and loaded it up to transport to Westcliffe.
I know this looks like headstones at first glance, but it's actually cinder blocks Neal used to level the ground before placing the shed.
Three walls are up, framing for door and window done and flooring down.
This past weekend, Neal completed the project by installing the door, finishing the shingled roof and painting the exterior (with paint he bought at the Restore). He worked until past dark, using the headlights of his Jeep, to put on the last few touches.
The new shed residents are Buford (the garden tractor) and attachments, and a few tools. It took Neal several weekends and lots of sweat equity to get this done, but the whole thing cost less than $1,000 and is much better quality than anything we found already made.
And there you have it...our first official building, built entirely by My Man. Doesn't it look great?