Fun to Design and Build: After

Who: Jack W.
Where: Stockton, CA

I love the additional storage space and the looks, and I certainly enjoy all of the positive comments. Also, the adjustable shelving, baked-enamel metal roof, and the fun of designing and building it. No need for gutters, because the roof drains to the planters. I am a retired sheet metal worker. A picture in This Old House magazine was all it took to get me started. I was told by the county building department that anything less than 120 square feet did not require a permit, and the workbench was made from 2x4 scraps and skid material, all saving money.

Who did the work: I did all the work myself.
Cost: $500 to $1,000

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