"The shed she pointed to was very basic," he says. "But I decided to add a second door so that you could pass through it, like a gate, going from our flower garden into our vegetable garden. All I'd have to do was move a few plants to clear some space." After buying a salvaged divided-light door ($80) and a stained-glass window ($45) at an antiques store, he started designing the 42-by-44-inch shed.
Shown: David's design includes a shoe-changing bench, which folds
up and out of the way, and a door he built from pine boards.