Rustic Live Edge ShedRustic Shed, San Luis Obispo
This lovely, rustic shed features re-purposed vintage windows and doors and urban forested pine lumber from Pacific Coast Lumber. With shiplap style paneling and a drop-down door which serves as a window when shut and a countertop when opened, this cozy and inviting space is the perfect place for outdoor dining and relaxing.
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Photos by Dana O’BrienBackyard Shed at a GlanceWho uses it: Vanessa Henson and Pete RioloLocation: Los Osos, CaliforniaSize: 90 square feet (8.4 square meters); 9 by 10 feetDesigner: Dana O’Brien, owner of A Place to GrowThe tiny structure sits at the back of Henson and Riolo’s property on a hill and serves as a “we shed” shared by Henson — who uses it to relax, study and sometimes enjoy a glass of wine with Riolo — and Riolo’s daughter, a schoolteacher, who takes advantage of the quiet space to grade papers.For the backyard sheds and other structures they create, O’Brien and her husband use vintage windows and doors and “urban forested” lumber — wood they mill themselves from downed trees that have succumbed to storms, disease and other maladies. For this shed’s front entrance, O’Brien used a wood door she found in a field, replacing one of the panels that had been a pet door with a pane of glass.