The myriad of follies that sprung up in the great English gardens of the 18th century included many in the melancholy mediaeval or Gothic mood fostered by the romantic movement.
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In addition, I will bend and glue laminate clear poplar to form 2x4 arched bows (spaced 4' on center) which will anchor to 4x4's (attached to concrete piers) and also tie into the 2x8 purlin via Simpson strong ties.
Not shown in the drawing are 2x4's horizontal bracing between the bows and rafters (every 2'). I have enough experience to be dangerous, but I have not attempted something as unusual as this. I would think it could handle a snow load on the top portion, and anything on the curve may not be crucial due to the design. Its funny - I was looking for plans for how to build one of these things and came across this thread. The living-dining room features a window seat in a bay, a corner cupboard (kit-bashed) full of chintz ware (from a Lori Potts kit), a Hank and Eleanor Taylor hutch, and a casual seating area with wicker by Barbara Tate. There's a pantry under the stairs in the kitchen, rugs made by me, a Kummerow Tiffany shaded light, and a hanging cabinet with hand-painted dishes I made in a Lisa Engler class. Although the rich men who built them did not need to give reasons, there are few follies without at least on story to justify their existence, rationalisations sometimes arrived at by the local community for its own satisfaction - is this a latter day tiny 'mini-me'? They can be used for storage for all the items you no longer have room for in your house but mostly for garden supplies and tools.
The main structure consists of 4x4 beams with 2x8 purlins and 2x6 rafters trussed with a 2x8 cross member. However, due to their steep slope, I don't expect that part of the greenhouse will have significant snow build-up.
It is flexible enough to bend over the arch peak yet should be strong enough to support snow load.
They’re like a mini-home for all your collection items and memorabilia, like a sanctuary for personal items. The bottom two feet on either side is vertical and will be framed (between the 4x4's) with a set of windows that run the length of the greenhouse for cross ventilation.
And since their functionality varies from person to person and from type to type, so does their design.View in galleryWe’re going to start with a very simple garden shed. It has a very simple design and structure and it even includes a covered exterior area so that you can work outside and have all the tools nearby even when the weather is not that friendly.View in galleryThis is a very beautiful shed and it matches the main house that was originally designed by J.
The colors chosen for the exterior are simple but beautiful and the roof is charming as well. It has a very chic look and it’s like an updated, more elegant version of the shed presented above.View in galleryWhen building a shed it’s important to be able to envision it two years later. That’s because garden sheds are truly beautiful and reach their full potential when they are surrounded by wonderful green vegetation. The colors chosen for its exterior also help it integrate into the surroundings.View in galleryOf course, you can also with that by adding a few hanging plants or wall creepers. This garden shed has windows so its interior is bright and it’s been built to serve as a studio or workspace.View in galleryThe landscape surrounding this shed makes it look like it’s part of a fairy tale. The combination of red and white give it a typical barn look and the roof only completes the perfect image. All the colorful plants, grass and those rocks further make the whole image even more beautiful.View in galleryAnd we’re back to simpler designs.
This garden shed features poplar siding, reclaimed windows and self-made barn door hardware. It was originally in bag condition but it has been restored and brought to its former beauty.
Its original charm was also preserved and the shed currently serves as a tool shop with the potential of becoming a studio.View in galleryThis garden shed takes its name very seriously.
It’s great for storing all the garden tools and it also serves as a comfortable work space and a lovely area for relaxation and for entertaining friends.View in galleryThis is a shed that integrates nicely into the landscape. It has a steeply pitched roofline and resembles the angles found in birdhouses, on a larger scape of course. Even though it’s small comparative to other garden sheds we’ve seen so far, it still provides space for relaxation and entertainment but this time in the form of a very lovely space with a white picket fence and a couple of comfortable chairs.View in galleryThis structure is quite different from all the sheds presented so far. First of all, it’s not actually a shed but just a structure with a design similar to that of a shed but one that you can walk right through.
The image is completed by the stone path leading to this pseudo-shed.View in galleryThis is a shed with a visible gothic feel. The shed features stamped-metal roofing and hanging plants on its facade and adjacent roof that also shares the same worn-down, antique look.View in galleryOf course, garden sheds can have more elaborate designs as well.
It’s a relatively common element and it’s great in the case of those sheds that serve as quiet and calm spaces where you usually go to relax and clear your mind.
This shed even has views of not only the garden but also the hills.View in galleryEven though garden sheds are typically one-story structures, there’s no rule that says you can’t change that. It’s a two-level structure and the second story is a quiet and relaxing area, like a mini-bedroom. The shed is infused with natural sunlight coming through the dormer window upstairs and the checkerboard tile floor adds a touch of style as well.View in galleryAlso, sheds are usually made of wood. This is a particularly imposing shed with cedar-shake siding and shingles and a brick exterior, mortared stone steps and a large door with matching windows.
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