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How can I build a small, cheap, water-proof, strong wooden outpost-style shed for my backyard?

I'm looking for one person in particular for his great advice.  His name is Lemony.  I plan to build this thing this summer with my friend.  I want it to have windows and a door.  I also need a way to fold this up when empty (needs to be sturdy, yet have no side supports (needs hinges)) and a way to attach tarp with hooks.

EDIT:I need other people than just Lemony!!!

orksecurity4 years ago
I don't think you get "cheap" and the other attributes at the same time, at least not unless you have a good source for cheap (recycled?) lumber and the time/skills to build it yourself from scratch. Plans for small sheds are widely available. Hit a library and you can probably find a book with at least one you like. Other plans are available for purchase fairly cheap (around $20). Still others can be gotten for free, but those are generally the ones designed around nailing brackets -- which do simplify construction a great deal (no miter cuts or notches or other complications) but which add to the materials cost. I haven't seen anything which will both fold up and be sturdy without also being expensive. There may be something out there, but ... well, good luck.
bendog38 (author)  orksecurity4 years ago
You are the ONLY one with an actual answer.
bendog38 (author)  orksecurity4 years ago
I already have most of my materials, I just need a design.
Since none of the rest of us could possibly have any good ideas, why don't you just PM Lemonie?

http://www.instructables.com/member/lemonie/
bendog38 (author)  RavingMadStudios4 years ago
I dislike you. Just give me an IDEA at least.
"PM Lemonie" is an idea, and it's even one that meets your first criterion and provides a more direct mechanism for meeting the subordinate criteria.
Here's another idea: Opening with "I dislike you" may not be the most effective conversational gambit when asking people to help you. Just saying.
bendog38 (author)  RavingMadStudios4 years ago
That may be a good Idea. Note to self-Never start a help statement with "I dislike you".
"Just saying", what everyone else is thinking.
Re-design4 years ago
Well, I was going to try to offer a suggestion but I'll wait and see if L leaves anything out.
bendog38 (author)  Re-design4 years ago
Go ahead, I left out that I wanted other opinions as well (just an accident). So go ahead, and please give me an idea!