Greetings, everyone. Welcome back to This D*mn House. We have a particularly interesting announcement. For the next few days, we'll be focusing on spin-off programming with a new, single-season show called "Pimp My Shed." See how a simple, nearly two decade old structure can become almost worthy of living in. Just wait 'til the tax assessor sees it ...
The title is not my own. CD came up with it a few weeks ago during one of our now infamous Lowe's adventures. One part of the shed's back wall is in particularly bad shape. Lean too hard on the outside, and you're liable to fall through. So I bought some no-rot boards and the mother decided to add a piece of lattice. (Not only a nice aesthetic add-on, but both a cost- and time-saving option.)
"Geez, Nik," Says CD. "What are you trying to do? Pimp My Shed?"
And a blog entry title was born.
Here's today's trivia question: How many sheets of 4X8 plywood can you fit into a Thunderbird? If you don't cut it, or cut it in half, the answer: NONE! Cut into thirds and the answer is NINE!
My attention today was to have been turned the outside of the shed. However, after pulling everything out yesterday, it became abundantly clear that the inside needs some serious love if it's going to survive. But, only playing a carpenter at This D*mn House, not really being one, I had to figure out how to rectify it. Especially considering that I don't have the $2,000 to $3,000 it would take to get a new one.
I still have a few more things to buy, but so far the tab for repairs is well under $200.
I have over half of the plywood up inside the shed. I'm adding framing to the existing frame boards and putting up plywood on the inside. Essentially, once inside and out are done, I'll be encasing the whole back of the original shed, and ideally, stopping any further deterioration in its tracks.
But first, I have to go and get some boards. We'll see how that goes.