Suburban Oasis farmhouse-shed
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Suburban Oasis Farmhouse Shed, Philadelphia

Garden shed / She Shed
Photographer - Jeffrey Edward Tryon
Example of a mid-sized farmhouse detached garden shed design in Philadelphia — Houzz

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sherryamb wrote:
Storage or potting shed? - I'm intrigued by the design of the back building. I love using corrugated metal! Is it for storage? How/where does it open? Is the angled feature on the wall to the left functional or purely decorative? Thanks!
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Princeton Design Collaborative
It is a STORAGE pavilion. It is accessed from the other side under the pergola. The angle feature is a modern interpretation of a bay window. Let us know if we can be of any further
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Love it! Thanks for such a quick response.
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mattbelisle wrote:
Type of wood, protectant ... - What type of wood is the shed made of? What protection did you use on the wood? Thanks!
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Princeton Design Collaborative

Thanks for the question. The wood used is Cedar with a yearly coat of Thompson's Clear water seal.

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Mitchell Parker added this to How to Add a Backyard Shed for Storage or Living
Project: Adding a backyard shed.Why: To get extra space for storage or living.First StepsConsider size and function. First determine what size space you need and what it will be used for. Do you need just a storage shed for lawn equipment? Will you use it for a gardening and potting? Do you want a home office? A pool house? A greenhouse? A kids’ playroom? A guesthouse? This will help drive the design. For example, you’ll probably want more windows for natural light if it’ll be a home office. If it’ll just be a storage shed, like the custom one seen here, by John Conroy of Princeton Design Collective, you might not need or want windows.
Mitchell Parker added this to 28 Outdoor Projects Everyone Should Know About
9. Add a backyard shed. Sheds are great for adding square footage to a home without doing an extensive remodel. Full story: See how to add a backyard shed for storage or living
Lauren Dunec Design added this to Pick Your Favorite: Sheds for Every Kind of Garden
8. Rustic. Keep wood siding unpainted for a more woodsy look for your shed, and position the shed where it will be partially concealed under the boughs of trees or behind shrubbery. Constructed out of cedar siding and a galvanized metal roof, this storage shed in a Pennsylvania garden looks rustic but modern. Details such as the angled notch at the back as a modern interpretation of a bay window and the use of galvanized metal for the construction give the design a contemporary edge that would work as well in a woodland setting as an urban backyard.

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