Monday, November 3, 2008

New Junk Shed!

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This one's for you, Margo! You once asked me where I store all the junk I've been finding. To this point, it has been in the garage. Yes, we have a fairly good-sized garage, so the cars still fit in it despite all my treasures. I'll post some of the organizational strategies we've used in the garage at a future date. But for now, I'm going to share with you what my dear, creative, wonderful hubby did! He created...


Now, what is a junk shed? It is a masterpiece of craftsmanship made out of completely used materials. In other was all free! It's the ultimate junking project! Using junk to store has a nice ring to it, doesn't it? Here's is what was used...
  • existing unused dog kennel next to our garage for the structure
  • used galvanized tin panels lying in a field next to an old barn for the siding and roof
  • used galvanized pipe from the "cart corrals" you would find in a shopping center parking lot for the trusses
  • screws we already owned to attach the panels
  • tube of silicone we already owned to fill the screw holes

Here's the before...

Here's the fine junkyard welding craftsmanship on the trusses...

Here's the incredible Junk Shed crafted by hubs...

I think my husband is the ultimate junker! Don't you agree? Thanks, honey!!!

P.S. The neighbor asked when we were going to paint it. Hubs told him "We did! We just put clear coat on it!" (We really didn't, but the neighbor's reaction was priceless! We're still laughing over it!) Hubs and I agree that it is gorgeous in all it rusty patina. I wouldn't change a thing! 

Now, down the road, we are considering building a permanent workshop to which all the junk would go. Then the junk shed might be converted to a sauna. Come on workshop!


  1. What a great hubby. He knows what a junking girl wants.

  2. Wow! I have a hard time getting my guy to change a light bulb and your built you a shed!!! Lucky lady!

  3. You said y'all had been busy, and you weren't kidding. This is totally groovy! I love it! Keep the man. ~Mindy

  4. A man after my own heart. I love that he told the neighbor it was painted! What a hoot. I hope he got lots of lovin' for a job well done. Tn'T

  5. Nice work Ronny! You always have been crafty, and always will be. Wish I could say that is one of the things I love about ya....but you know I don't love you at all. :)


  6. Your post should have been titled...The Perfect Man! Very nice and I'm pretty envious right now.


  7. I can't quite tell...Is that a Texas Tin Shed or Mud-Duck Hut?

  8. I love the junk shed! What a great hubby!!! I have just started blogging, don't know to much about it, I hope I'm doing this right-check out my blog, I would love some feedback..your blog is so awesome!
    Can't wait to see what you do with all your wonderful finds. :)

  9. Great job, and all for free. Funny what you did to the neighbor. I love it rusty too, but my DH would paint it. Now show us the inside :)

  10. Oh what I wouldn't give to get my hands on some of those galvanized RUSTY panels! The new ones at the big box stores just don't have that wonderful patina. I've been wanting to put up a wainscot of panels in my laundry room...guess I'll have to use the new stuff! Love the junk shed...everyone should have one. ~judi ;) (


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