Birmingham, MI Private gardenTraditional Shed, Detroit

The oversized obelisk serves to conceal the air conditioning unit as well as provide storage for additional gardening tools.

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juliebennet09 wrote:Nov 4, 2013
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    Wow, this is so perfect on so many levels. I love it! AC cover/tool shed that keeps things up at eye level and out of sight. I always thought you'd have to put up a fence around your AC Unit and hope it doesn't look too ugly. This makes it interesting and fun to look at. Talk about a reversal!
Sara Parker wrote:Jul 25, 2014
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    Art | Harrison Interiors & Collection
    Hello Sara. Thank you for your question. This storage unit was actually created for a charity event that the lead designers participated in some years ago. Unfortunately we do not sell this piece as it was custom made for this event only. I would check some websites that sell outdoor furniture such as Frontgate or Ballard Designs. I hope that you are able to find something beautiful for your yard! Enjoy the day.
scchristian wrote:Aug 18, 2013
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    Art | Harrison Interiors & Collection
    Hello Susan. This piece was actually custom made for a charity event at the Michigan Design Center a few years back. Unfortunately there are no construction plans for this piece, as it was created on site by the homeowner. Thank you for your interest in our project, and I wish you luck in all of your landscaping endeavors. Have a wonderful day!

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Victoria Harrison added this to Have a Small Backyard? You’ll Want to See These 7 Tiny ShedsApr 24, 2018

3. Outside the box. I bet you didn’t expect to see a mini shed under here. A truly novel way to use a tricky space, the oversize obelisk was built to conceal an air-conditioning unit, but the vertical area above stores tall garden tools too. Close to the house and easy to access, it’s a creative solution if space is at a premium. If you have an existing alcove or unused corner, however small, perhaps you could transform it with a clever custom design to create your own version of this decorative solution.

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Jennifer Christgau-Aquino added this to Get It Done: Overhaul and Organize Your Garden ShedMar 15, 2016

Consider smaller spaces too. Not everyone has room for a large shed. You may find that once you get the spot organized, you have items that still need a home. This storage unit was custom-built and houses frequently used garden tools.

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Mariana Pickering (Emu Building Science) added this to 5 Ways to Hide That Big Air Conditioner in Your YardJul 10, 2014

2. Build a Dedicated StructureKeeping space for ventilation in mind, consider creating a dedicated structure to offer shade to a machine that may not be located in the best spot. Depending on your garden needs, this could even be incorporated with a place to store the lawnmower, hose, pool care supplies or other stuff. In this example by Art | Harrison Interiors & Collection, a structure built on to the side of the house disguises the unit while also providing a spot for garden tools.

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Buckminster Green LLC added this to Outdoor Home Prep to Do Before Hard Winter HitsNov 21, 2013

Hand ToolsWhat to do: The most important tip for tool maintenance is to clean any dirt off the metal parts. Oiling the metal or spritzing it with WD-40 will get you extra points. Now is also the time to inspect handles for signs of decay, so you won’t end up with a splintery mess when you dig into that 2-foot-high snowfall. If the wood handle just needs a little TLC, sand it and oil or paint the wood. Store tools somewhere dry, and they’ll be ready to go when the ground thaws.

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z3lda72 added this to General IdeasJul 21, 2019

Architectural features don’t have to be just that. If there is a hollow space within, there isn’t any reason why it can’t be used to store often-used items. The crosshatch detail found on the exterior of this home gives it lovely detail, but what really blew our socks off was the hidden closet inside. Now, the homeowner doesn’t have to look far to access gardening tools that are used frequently in the space.

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