I am a native of Atlanta, Georgia, a world traveler, and an art school grad. I am completely self-taught with construction techniques.

Please feel free to contact me with comments or inquiries.


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  1. Your shed project is almost EXACTLY what I had in mind for my own shed. Were you able to put any plans together? Did you ever consider running power to it? I want mine to serve as a woodshop, so power would be a must. Thanks for any help or guidance.

    • Hi Chris – The frame for the windows in the extended section above the wall with the roll up door is 15″ tall x 16′ long. Since I made the frame with 2x4s the windows themselves are 12″ tall. I used 3 window panels which I believe are 61″ long each, with vertical 2x4s in between at 64″on center

  2. Hi,
    Thank you for your reply, another question, from the pictures it does not seem like u used felt paper under the metal/plastic roof to protect the osb. How has that worked for you. I ask because I am at that stage and bought a whole roll and rather take it back if it it not needed.
    Thank you again,

    • Hi Chris,

      Actually I know it is not pictured but I did use the felt paper on the roof between the OSB decking and the roofing panels and I recommend it. I also ran caulking down the seams between the panels. Good luck! Share some pictures of your project when you’re done!


    • Hi Audrey,

      On my project, I spent approximately $4500. Raising the price was some of the choices for materials – such as cedar boards for the siding, and stainless steel decking screws as exposed fasteners, etc. as well as the large size (10′ x 16′ x 8′ high on the low side.)

      On the other hand, I saved some money by using a salvaged door and salvaged windows.

      I think you could definitely build a shed for cheaper by making choices to build smaller or to use other materials.

      It seems that most people who have started their own projects have used my guide as a basic step by step and for inspiration and the basic building process, but have altered the scale or materials in some way (you can see pics of a few projects on my site here: https://diyatlantamodern.com/2016/04/28/other-modern-shed-builds/

      Please let me know if you have any other questions.


  3. Love your shed. Question on the hardibacker board you used. Is it basically the same one use use inside a shower? How are they holding up till now?

    • Thanks! Actually although I’m not an expert on shower/ bathroom building, I am pretty sure that the material you are referring to is CBU- which is some sort of composite material which has a lot better waterproofing. I used OSB for the sheathing on my Shed. It’s cheap and strong but not particularly waterproof and would not work well as shower backing. I know less about CBU so I can’t say how it would hold up as wall sheathing.

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