I just love it when a plan comes together. I just finished building a shed in the backyard.
I had taken down the fence on the side of the house for the driveway. When I put the fence back up, I shifted the gate from the center of the fence to the edge of the house, which gave me a six foot wide fence next to the gate.
This allowed me to build a shed 5-feet deep by 11-feet wide. I added three 4x4 posts to support the 11-foot width, which has two sets of doors, and leveraged the fence for the back and one side of the shed. I slapped on a roof using some leftover shingles the previous homeowner had in the garage. I then finished the remaining side and the front with fence boards, which means I don't have to paint the thing. The shed's floor is crushed rock--over a ton of it put in place a bucket at a time.
The pathway in front of the shed was made using bricks left over from the remodel in 2004.
So I now have a shed, got rid of the big stack of bricks and cleaned out the shingles that were in the garage.
Next step is to build some shelves for the small stuff, put up some tool holders and screw in hooks to hold the bikes upright, but that will have to wait until I get back from California.
(Image taken with FinePix F10 at ISO 200, f3.2, 1/200 sec and 10.4mm)