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Old 06-22-2020, 07:47 AM
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I am so cramped for space. I currently work in a small loft in our cabin, which also triples as our office and a bedroom. Has anyone else ever gone for the She Shed approach? If so, did you just buy a shed at Home Depot, or build from scratch? What features came into play? How do you like it today?

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Old 06-22-2020, 08:06 AM
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We bought a shed from Home Depot that we assembled to store my fabrics in when my daughter and 3 granddaughters moved in with us. At that time I had to sew on the kitchen table and go out to the shed to get fabric or patterns. We had no trouble with leaks or any weather damage for the 8 years they lived with us. I had two of my neighbors get a shed built for them. It would be a good idea to have one built and then you could customize it the way you want to your specifications. Now I have two extra bedrooms to put all of my sewing things in and it is great. Good luck on your decision
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Old 06-22-2020, 08:13 AM
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I was thinking about a She Shed this morning with I saw a kit on Overstock dot com. I would want enough room for an eventual nice long arm plus a place for all my fabrics and a nice cutting table.Right now I have spread out in out 2 extra bedrooms. One was converted for my studio 20+ years ago and served well until I got the Grace Frame, which I am not using right now. Anyway the She Shed on Overstock looked perfect since it had all the space I want as well as a small porch to relax on and maybe do some hand stitching.
Sorry I can't help you on this one other than to share my own desires
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Old 06-22-2020, 08:24 AM
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Go for it! I think it would be a great idea and would call it "Quilter's Cottage".

What size are you considering for your space?
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Old 06-22-2020, 08:25 AM
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dye cottage this is my she shed I do my fabric dyeing in there ,it was Amish built, and I insulated it had it wired and plumbed. sheet rock and painted. It is cute as a bug to me I have really enjoyed it, LOve it
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Old 06-22-2020, 04:32 PM
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I have a she shed from our local Mennonite shed builders, I got a deal on it, because it was a used shed, 14'x32, 3 large windows, 4'x5', 2 small windows, 48"x36, 6 4' fluorescent lights, which we switched to L.E.D., 3 doors, insulated and OSB on the inside, got it for $8900.00. We had the walls textured and painted, put 30 year laminate flooring in. I absolutely !!!!!!!!!!

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Originally Posted by pocoellie View Post
I have a she shed from our local Mennonite shed builders, I got a deal on it, because it was a used shed, 14'x32, 3 large windows, 4'x5', 2 small windows, 48"x36, 6 4' fluorescent lights, which we switched to L.E.D., 3 doors, insulated and OSB on the inside, got it for $8900.00. We had the walls textured and painted, put 30 year laminate flooring in. I absolutely !!!!!!!!!!
I would, too!!!

What is OSB?

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Old 06-22-2020, 11:03 PM
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Bearisgray,
OSB is oriented strand board. It is a type of plywood, usually has a texture & is used for lots of construction projects.
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I don't have one, I live alone so my whole house is my "she-shed".... But a dear friend got a two story shed from Home Depot. The only thing it doesn't have is running water ie: no toilet. She got it it about 10 years ago and the steep narrow staircase to the upstairs bedroom was fine then. As she and her husband aged, the knees and her overall health became a problem and it is extremely difficult to climb those stairs now. Granted, not everyone will develop bad knees but stair climbing is something to consider as you age.
She loves it and has it set up with her embroidery business as well as all quilting/sewing things.
Good luck with yours.
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