March 3rd - 5th, March 31st - April 3rd 2015
Around the time I was making the cabinet for the Buddha room, I was also beginning to build the wood shed. I was doing it more or less to keep my mind (and hands) occupied as I was facing the imminent departure date at the end of the week to return to the states to visit my Mom. Her health had worsened since my last visit and, in fact, this upcoming trip turned out to be the last. She passed on the 11th March. I am content to say that I was with her during her passing and I will sorely miss her voice. As odd as it sounds, having lived far from her for so long, her voice is the one aspect that I remember most. Gravelly yet always happy to receive my phone calls. I miss her dearly.
So, upon my return home, I was happy that I had begun the little shed. I was more focused and found finishing it and creating the woodpile that needed to be housed in it very therapeutic. And so, here is what I did.
I managed to find a nice picture of a shed I liked.
I also liked the roof structure the kit used to make the little sign stand. So, again using lots of leftover pieces, I put the shed together. I used some pieces of black card stock and the left over shingle sheets to make overlapping shingles on the roof piece.
|Making the roof supports.|
|Building the front.|
|Shingling the roof.|
|Next day and with the roof on.|
|Gluing the logs onto a base.|
|Fitting the logs inside the shed (divider in place).|
|Detail of "nails".|
|Finished shed with buckets, rake and basket of kindling.|