Thursday, May 14, 2015

A Wood Shed

In the creation of this wood shed, I actually learned a few things:
Joining the ranks of wood burning is
 less romantic than it seems and
 shed building, as I have discovered,
 isn't as easy as YouTube makes it look.
The Easy Shed
and my inspiration picture.

You are probably wondering
 how safe a" turtle built shed" could be, I thought I would
 add that no children or pets will be housed in there
 although I am not opposed to Mr. Turtle occasionally
 seeking residence, but only when he can't see things my way!
Also, I think Mr. FT hides his chainsaw in fear of me sawing my head off,
and chocolate flavored cereal is just wrong!

Saddled with my tool pouch and cordless drill, I went to work.

With the roof all done,  I climbed up top the next morning with great pride,
  to see trusses more crooked than a corkscrew!
After a lot a bit of cussing and making sawdust

 this happened!

And this

And this

Then temporary paint until I can scrounge some siding.

 Mr. FT is home tomorrow!
Hopefully he will have kind words about the shed
 or he might
 have to take up residence  and eat chocolate flavored cereal.



  1. Well hello there Wonder Woman! You never cease to amaze me :) Your wood shed is fabulous....absolutely fabulous! I could definitely learn a thing or two from you.

    Happy weekend, my friend!

  2. She knew she could, so she did. You are an inspiration.

  3. WOW! I'm kind of in awe of you right now, that looks awesome! Mr. T will be impressed too, I don't think he'll have to move in there or eat chocolate cereal either. :)

  4. OMGosh! That's amazing! He should be rightfully impressed. You and Leah (DIL) would get along great. She's our tool girl. ;)

  5. Looks great! Nothing is as easy as You Tube or HGTV make it look. They remodel a kitchen in a weekend, we took 6 months to do our old kitchen, and then we moved and bought another house with a kitchen that needs remodeling, LOL.

  6. Hi Karen, you are amazing my friend. What a wonderful shed and I know your Mr.T will be over the moon impressed. You are such an inspiration and I am in awe of you.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs. CM

  7. Karen, you could star in your own show called, "Karen's Building From the Ground Up" - catchy phase, isn't it? You are AMAZING, girl!!!!! And you have some serious SKILLS!!!!! Mr. T should be proud! Great Job!

  8. wow wow wow awesome sauce crazy cool and all of that xx

  9. You are one crazy talented brave awesome super amazing woman! My hero.... you built a shed???? YOU BUILT A SHED??? I am impressed. GREAT job Karen. If your husband isn't proud of you, he'll have your readers to deal with LOL!

  10. If Mr. FT isn't impressed with that shed, I'd say he has a few screws loose himself! Karen, you totally rock getting out there and building that shed. I bow down to your carpentry skills!

  11. that's an imperial palace compared to the sheds in my country :)

  12. You did an amazing job... I'm wondering if Mr FT isn't going to actually volontarily make you mad so he can live in the shed!

  13. My you have been busy, this is amazing!!! There's no way Mr T can't love this! Your building talents amaze me Karen, unreal and spectacular!!!

  14. Seriously, HOW did you get the trusses up there??? Seriously. That's an awful lot of work to house firewood. I thought you were building a SHED. *I guess I'll be out there eating chocolate cereal with the mister........* Chocolate cereal is wrong on so many levels.

  15. You are absolutely amazing!!! Way to go! That is so awesome. I think everything looks easier on YouTube than it actually is. I have no doubt that Mr. FT loved it. How could he not?

  16. Wow, you have been busy! I think it looks amazing. A few words that will NEVER cross my lips are "I am going to build a shed." Good thing I have The Man who really enjoys all that building stuff. I think Mr. FT should feel very lucky!

  17. Wow just WOW! I see you've been crazy busy and it looks Amazing! I would bring a little table and chairs to have my chocolate cereal right in there while admiring all that work!
    Seriously impressive my friend!

  18. Are you freakin' kidding me??! Who does this except maybe Ana White? Wow Karen, I can't believe you did this WITHOUT the help of your hubs. Amazing. Simply amazing. Excuse me while I bow 'I'm not worthy'.

  19. WOW!!!! I hope you deck this out into the She-Shed craze that's going around the interwebs and banish Mister FT to the garage like any self-respecting She-Ra would. This officially makes you the baddest ass lady friend I have.

  20. I wanted to comment on your latest post, dear, but I think you turned of comments :)

  21. Hi Karen, Wow you have been a busy girl and everything you accomplished is awesome. What a talent you are. I know you turned off comments to your current post but just had to say hi and let you know you have been missed. Have a great summer and see you in the fall.
    Hugs. cm

  22. Hi Karen, me again :)

    I see comments are turned off on your newest post but just had to comment and say wow, wow, wow!

    You are one talented, resourceful lady. I didn't know you did bouquets. Have you ever seen the one in my sidebar? I don't have an etsy shop (bouquets are too hard on my mani lol) but I see you do. Congrats!

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