A Recycled Garden Shed

On a recent trip to Linden Hill Gardens in Bucks County, PA, I fell head over heels for these garden sheds. The rustic buildings have such character and I think blend perfectly into a garden environment. We’ve been casually talking about building a garden shed for storage, as well as a place for potting, and other garden piddling things.

This one is my favorite.

It’s constructed of reclaimed wood, doors, and windows. Each side of the shed is different.

Each side with it’s own story.

Probably reclaimed from old homes or barns. The best form of recycling. Beyond cool.

I can imagine a similar one tucked quite nicely into our garden with vines and other plantings making it feel right at home. Of course since returning home my wheels have been turning on how to incorporate a similar shed into our landscaping. I’ve been working on persuading Randy how this would make a perfect fall/winter project (or my Christmas present).

We have a variety of salvage companies in our area. Should make for some fun shopping huh? Glad I have a truck. We’ll have to get a slab poured, and hire out for basic framing, but I think we’ll be able to handle the rest of the labor. I’ll keep you posted on the progress if it comes to fruition. I’m sure hoping it does.

Do you have any garden or landscaping plans in the works? It’s fun to hear what you have going on. There are so many creative peeps out there! Do share!


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    Wenderly says

    LOVE, love, love. Come on Randy!! It’ll be awesome! Perhaps it could double as a guest house? I’ll volunteer to be the first shed guest! :)

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    I love these! I’m trying to recycle some old doors into a console table. I just need to find the right old metal for the legs, oh and learn how to weld of course 😉

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    Teri says

    Just gorgeous. Can see one just like your favorite in my yard too. So what are the chances of you convincing your man to make it happen for you? Wish you luck!

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    Angie says

    This is the cutest idea, I love it. We use to make things from reclaimed wood when I was a kid, but little stuff like chicken coupes.

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    Aggie says

    Beautiful beautiful beautiful!! I would say a new project indeed.

    My sister made her chicken coop from all things recycled. She’s crafty like that : )

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    Pamela99 says

    The pictures and array of flowers are beautiful.I visited that area of PA a few years ago and it is so beautiful. I really like the sheds. I am limited to what I can grow in FL but I have beautiful roses and flowers that can tolerate the heat and drought, although I water as necessary.

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    I love these too…now if I could just find a Randy to help me! I do all of my own landscaping; have put in my own water feature and created a huge perennial garden to replace half of the grass. But as much as I might feel compelled, I have yet to take on a garden structure project like this alone. I would hate for my kids to come over and find me stuck under a side of the shed!

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    Marly says

    I love that little shed…and that each side looks different is even better. I’ve been wanting a shed in our back yard for quite some time. Sounds like a great new project for the hubby!

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    becky says

    Garden shed garden shed wherefore art thou, garden shed?
    I have been asking for a garden shed for two years since i have to traipse thru field and fauna pushing the wheelbarrow with a flat tire, only to realize once i get there that I have forgotten something!
    Well, what I got instead from my ingenious husband was the cutest chicken coop in the world for the 6 babies that he surprised me with in April. Surprise surprise! Did I ask for chicks or a tractor coop made from leftover hardie plank and shaker shingles? Was I craving fresh chicken manure for my compost pile? No… but since then, Elvira, Matilda, Cloe, Pretty Mama, chickabee, and Nelly B. have given us a bird’s eye view of the fun of yard fowl and we hope to be surprised again with fresh eggs in a month or so. Golf balls are in the nest to coax some egg laying longings. Photos to follow. If i can figure out how to do that.

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    LoveFeast Table says

    Love this…and it’s so close. I may just plan a field trip. The other day I saw a wall made out of old doors…started thinking a shed made out of salvaged doors would be pretty amazing too. Hmm, now to get remodeling hubby on it.

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    I love these sheds as well. Every time we are driving out in the country I want to stop and throw one in the back of the car – not literally. 😉 Would be gorgeous as a guest house as well. We just drove through Oregon and there are abandoned ones all along the highway, I was in visual heaven!!

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