So much depends upon the little shed, built on stones, in the middle of the woods. I know, I know, it’s just a shed. But it isn’t just a shed! It’s our peace of mind, storing all our tools and machines and paint and brushes and things. And it keeps our wood dry. At long last, somewhere to store our firewood.
We set out this summer to build a shed. I read books, looked at designs. I put pen to paper and came up with this design, keeping in mind our desire to use materials we’ve warehoused over the last year: old doors, scrap wood, leftovers.
The truly gratifying thing about the shed is not that we did manage to build it, but that it turned out exactly as we had imagined it would. This really hit home the other day when I opened the drawer on the little table in our cabin and the plans for the shed slid to the front of the drawer. There, in blue ballpoint pen, was a small line drawing of the shed, looking exactly as its real life counterpart in the woods. It was a such a satisfying feeling to know that our intentions were realized so perfectly.
So yes, it’s just a shed, but anyone who has set out to build something from scratch will appreciate our pleasure. Even better, our cabin is now free to be a cabin. No more stepping over circular saws and bags of insulation. How cozy it is!