Shed and shelter design

Draw Sue’s Shed. From sketch to…

Sue's Shed #3

“Draw Sue’s Shed…”

Now I know that sounds like a simple thing to do. Really, how hard can it be to draw a shed?

Ok, so it was harder than I thought it would be. I drew my ‘vision’ of Sue’s Shed. As you can see, it didn’t go particularly well. I think that when Manny suggested I do this, he was expecting me to come up with something that at least resembled a shed.

He ended up with something that vaguely resembled  a toddler’s first rendering of a  house. (Yay me!)Sue's shed scribble

One thing I realized when I looked at my ‘sketch’, is that left to my own devices I would be lucky to end up with something like Grandpa’s shed in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Even I had a hard time figuring out what it was I had tried to draw. It looked absolutely nothing like I had in my head. I know it’s hard to believe when you look at that ’sketch’; but I really was very clear about what I wanted. As you can see, I struggled to put it onto paper. I’m sure plenty of you have experienced something similar?

Fortunately Manny has the ability and imagination to take even my very rough sketch, and with the help of a few key questions, figure it out and make it into something fantastic! He pointed out that the beautifully sloped roof that I had visualized, was probably going to act like a sail and the shed would either blow down or get blown away. I feared that my grand designs for solar panels was disappearing… but apparently not!

 He turned my scratches and directions into something that you would recognize as a functional building. Then he worked some magic on SketchUp and did something BRILLIANT and turned it into this…   

Sue’s Shed!!!

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I can already see myself in there, drinking a beer, planning my veggies. I can have all my storage, room for a comfy chair or two and still have room to swing a trowel should I feel the need. If you are really lucky, I might invite you in to take a look.


I’d love to hear what you think of Sue’s Shed.

How would your perfect shed look?

Next time on Sue’s Shed: A miniature shed…