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Cindy’s daughter’s boyfriend’s (3 possessives in a row!) project is worth showing. They’ve dubbed it “Pat and Kat’s Afternoon Saloon.” Pat has turned his shed into a combination tool storage and bar. Start with one wood frame backyard shed. First find a way to store tools that minimizes the required space to do so. Pat’s solution: moveable walls of a sort. Three wood frames with a hardboard cover, crossbars, and hangers, hinged to the wall of the shed , one in front of the other, and with a roller on the bottom of the non-hinge edge. Here are some pictures.
The tool panels are about 1/2 of the width of the back wall. The other half is shelves covered by a burlap curtain, so all his tools are stored in the back 3 feet of the shed. This left about 8 feet of the shed with nothing in it.
That didn’t last long. Pat cut a window-sized hole in the shed side, but instead of a window, he fashioned a closable “awning” covered in corrugated fiberglass panels. Notice the chains; they attached to a closable bar that pulls up before the awning is closed. This combination should make it virtually weatherproof. A small deck provides comfortable seating for four, with standing room to bear.
There’s more. Inside is the full, though small, bar, complete with metal “wet shelf” for the opened liquor bottles, a cabinet for storage and open shelf for a cooler.
Add wall decorations, make a few adjustments, and…..
it’s party time!! Obviously, it works fine. A job well done.
Pat can be reached at Semlak Plumbing, (651) 770-4816.