Saturday, May 7, 2016

the shed is down

in which Farbjorn Shedwrecker removes the offending (moldy) building from my backyard...

Best description and views of the shed-destroying process: a thank you letter from young Aesa to her granny, who lent us the truck for the afternoon... I love how "stage 3" shows the (imaginary future) grass and the feral plum tree (which had been living squashed between the shed and the fence, in a space about a foot wide, for the last ten years, now released to be a sort of faux-espalier...)

Thora and I came back from running errands this morning to find that the shed had been substantially reduced to a pile of debris.

Former owners, fans of the cheap and inappropriate fix, had put up a garden shed made mostly from flakeboard. Last year I noticed that not only was it disintegrating along the attachement edges, but that the entire back wall was being infiltrated with both black mold and white mold, and therefore not worth trying to salvage.

Just in case anyone is curious as to what the former shed looked like... it is hard to see here how degraded the double doors were, the broken away edges of the flakeboard walls and doors, and that the entire inner walls were full of embedded mold colonies.

There may be some salvageable 2x lumber from the roof trusses, but most of this went to the transfer station as garbage, just over 1300 pounds and $75 (so far)... there is another load for next month, since it didn't all fit, but the majority of the shed has left the backyard.

The shed floor is not yet fully demolished, but I can see that eventually there will be room for either a garden beds back there, or some additional fruit tree space, in what is one of the sunniest corners of the yard. Why clueless former owner put a huge shed in the best spot in the yard is baffling, but many choices they made have me scratching my head.

May SMART goals
1 printed trim samples caged feral roses cardboard recycling
2 banner design block printed
undergown hem
1300 lb shed debris
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and last but not least, our stalwart supervisor Seppi Dangertail!


  1. Fantastic that the mouldy stuff is gone and the sunny corner free for use!

  2. I am delighted. It does prove a challenge to find places to store the former contents, and we were able to salvage some of the lumber used for the roof trusses, which may prove useful when the time comes to build some sort of small yard tool storage "closet"