|The design inspiration. That uppermost
round-topped window is being replaced.
The one you see here will be used in the shed.
In order to create a list of materials needed for the “Harry Potter Garden” shed I’ll be building in the spring, I have to have better plans than the sketches I posted previously. I’m only a “weekend carpenter” and have never tackled a project this large.
Fortunately, I am an art director and know my way around measurements, scale, color, production – and softwares that help me put it all together. Here are some “drawings” I made in Adobe Illustrator. The file is in layers – so that the actual frame drawing below is underneath the color illustrations in my file. I did it to a 1″=1′ scale in my original drawings to make my life easier. Now I have a better idea of how much, and what size, lumber will be required.
I plan to use as much used and repurposed items as possible. I’ve taken measurements of the doors and windows I already have that are either coming off my house, or were here in the garage or attic when we moved in (14 years ago!). I also have a pile of scrap lumber left over from the jungle gym that was in this spot previously.
|The roof here on the back side will be corrugated clear plastic panels. It won’t have electricity, so I’ll need that for light and for any growing done in there. The whole back portion of the shed, not seen from the driveway will be a potting bench and shelves.|
|This useless door in the attic will become
the “back” door of the shed. It’s insanely narrow.
|This window is coming out of the house (it’s practically falling apart anyway)
and will be the feature window on the front of the shed.
|This 15-pane glass door has been sitting in the garage for 14 years. FINALLY I’ll get it out of there. Those bi-fold door shutters to the left may become the planter box on the driveway side of the shed.|
|This attic window is coming out. It’s useless. We’ve seen snow come in it. On blustery days it’ll even pop open. It’s getting replaced and will be used on the front of the shed.|
|This is a bonus window that’s been sitting in the attic since we moved in.
It’ll get used someplace.