OLD SHED RESTORATION: See How I Breathed New Life Into My First Building Project

In 1986 I was living in a 7′ x 9′ tent on my newly-purchased, very rural Manitoulin Island property. With no buildings on the place yet, it felt like moving into a fancy hotel when I built a 10′ x 20′ shed and finally had some shingles over my head and four bare, stud-frame walls around me. Fast-forward 30+ years and the old shed got a major make-over that turned out great. I really couldn’t tear the old place down given the history here on our homestead.

My revival project is a perfect example of how I often find that repairing old things is better than making new. Watch the video below for a tour of the place, with special emphasis on the cedar sidewall shingles I would have installed originally if I’d had enough money.

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