About $400 for tongue-and-groove boards or about $150 for pressure-treated plywood
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Supplies You Will Need:
1. Pressure-treated 2x4 You'll need about 12 6-footers to build the frame. 2. pressure-treated 1x2 You'll need six 6-footers to frame the door openings. 3. Pressure-treated 2x6 You'll need a 4 foot length to build the header above the doors. 4. Pressure-treated 1x3 You'll need eight 6-footers to reinforce and frame the doors. 5. Pressure-treated plywood Pick up a 4x8 sheet to build the floor and shelves. 6. Tongue-and-groove cedar boards Pick up enough 6-foot planks to sheathe the 80 square feet. 7. Construction adhesive to help secure the sheathing to the frame. 8. 1 5/8-inch ring-shank siding nails to attach the sheathing to the frame. 9. 3-inch deck screws to assemble the 2x4 frame. 10. Heavy-duty hinges to support the weight of the doors.
All the rust-resistant coating in the world won't save your garden tools if you leave them outside all the time. To create a clean, dry, and accessible locale for your pruners and shovels, plant a handsome wood lean-to shed against the house near the patio or garden. If it's made from cedar, a naturally rot-resistant wood, it will weather nicely while protecting your goods from precipitation and insects alike. You can make one in a weekend out of off-the-shelf lumber or buy a panelized kit that screws together in under an hour. Once the quaint cabinet is in place, just remember to rinse off your tools and clean them occasionally with WD-40 before tucking them away. That'll keep rust at bay for years to come.