How to Make a Potting Shed from Old Doors

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How to Make a Potting Shed from Old Doors

How to Make a Potting Shed from Old Doors

Got some old doors? See how to upcycle old doors to create a charming little potting shed. This project is from the book, Upcycling Outdoors by Max McMurdo which includes 20 creative garden projects made from reclaimed materials.

If you would like ideas for shed designs, .

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How to Make a Potting Shed from Old Doors

This project from the book, by Max McMurdo with photos by Brent Darby is used with permission from The Quarto Book Group who also provided a review copy of this book.

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Make a Potting Shed from Upcycled Doors

Want to make a potting shed out of old doors?

How to Make a Potting Shed from Old Doors

Greenhouses and potting sheds are not exactly known for looking beautiful. They are also not normally available to people with a small back garden or with limited access.

This three-door shed design utilizes gorgeous old glazed doors, a scaffold board, and a bit of corrugated tin to create a usable yet stunning, cute and quirky shelter in which you can prepare and grow herbs and small plants.

Deliberately designed to be built in situ, the construction requires no power cables trailing out of your house, simply a battery-powered drill driver and a hand saw. You can completely strip and repaint the doors first if you wish, especially if your doors are very mismatched in style and finish, but I love the original shabby effect of the paint created by the old paint flaking off.

You can add additional, higher shelving if you require, to suit your needs. The glazing allows light through to your growing plants.

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How to Make a Potting Shed from Old Doors

• 3 old doors of the same height

• salvaged scaffold boards for shelves and roof supports

• screws, rubber washers and covers

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Clean the doors with sugar soap to remove grime. You can sand and paint them if you desire, but I just love the original patina on these. Fix the three doors together, using the original hinges and screws if present.

How to Make a Potting Shed from Old Doors

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Measure the interior width of the shed, mark and cut out shelves to suit using scaffold boards.

This shelf will be useful for storing plants, potting up and most importantly creating a rigid safe structure.

TAKE YOUR MEASURE FROM THE BACK WALL

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How to Make a Potting Shed from Old Doors

Fit the shelves to the side and rear door to create structural rigidity through the doors using long screws. You can also add battens for extra support. As the shelf may get wet I’ve decided to wax mine rustic brown.

Tip: As this is a large structure you may need help. Either use clamps or ask a friend.

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Mark and cut the wedges to sit on top of the side doors. Angle from higher at the front to lower at the back – this will create a natural run-off for water, sloping away from the door to prevent drips as you enter.

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How to Make a Potting Shed from Old Doors

Paint or wax the wedges and front support. I’ve gone for matching subtle color, but you could create a feature using a bold colour if you’re feeling brave.

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Using another offcut of scaffold board create a support for the roof across the front of the shed.

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Measure your structure and add about 5cm on each edge to make sure you have an overhang large enough to prevent driving rain, but not so big that the wind gets in underneath. Cut and sand the rough edges carefully .

How to Make a Potting Shed from Old Doors

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Fit the corrugated tin roof using screws with rubber washers and covers. Fit these on the higher corrugations to prevent water sitting the troughs seeping through the holes.

You can also add a few hooks to hang tools from, if you like.

Fill with plants and admire your handy work.

This design is fantastic when space is limited in city dwellings and apartments—it could even be installed on a balcony and requires very little access.

How to Make a Potting Shed from Old Doors

Again, here’s the finished potting shed:

This is one of 20 creative upcycled projects in the book.

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This is incredible! Thank you for sharing!! I love your ideas. I have several old doors. This would be a great way to use them.

This is a great potting shed,love this idea, thanks Melissa.

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How to Make a Potting Shed from Old Doors

Got some old doors? See how to upcycle old doors to create a charming little potting shed. This project is from the book, Upcycling Outdoors by Max McMurdo which includes 20 creative garden projects made from reclaimed materials.

How to Make a Potting Shed from Old Doors

If you would like ideas for shed designs, .

---------------------------------------------------------------

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This project from the book, by Max McMurdo with photos by Brent Darby is used with permission from The Quarto Book Group who also provided a review copy of this book.

---------------------------------------------------------------

How to Make a Potting Shed from Old Doors

---------------------------------------------------------------

Make a Potting Shed from Upcycled Doors

Want to make a potting shed out of old doors?

Greenhouses and potting sheds are not exactly known for looking beautiful. They are also not normally available to people with a small back garden or with limited access.

This three-door shed design utilizes gorgeous old glazed doors, a scaffold board, and a bit of corrugated tin to create a usable yet stunning, cute and quirky shelter in which you can prepare and grow herbs and small plants.

How to Make a Potting Shed from Old Doors

Deliberately designed to be built in situ, the construction requires no power cables trailing out of your house, simply a battery-powered drill driver and a hand saw. You can completely strip and repaint the doors first if you wish, especially if your doors are very mismatched in style and finish, but I love the original shabby effect of the paint created by the old paint flaking off.

You can add additional, higher shelving if you require, to suit your needs. The glazing allows light through to your growing plants.

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• 3 old doors of the same height

• salvaged scaffold boards for shelves and roof supports

How to Make a Potting Shed from Old Doors

• screws, rubber washers and covers

---------------------------------------------------------------

Clean the doors with sugar soap to remove grime. You can sand and paint them if you desire, but I just love the original patina on these. Fix the three doors together, using the original hinges and screws if present.

---------------------------------------------------------------

Measure the interior width of the shed, mark and cut out shelves to suit using scaffold boards.

How to Make a Potting Shed from Old Doors

This shelf will be useful for storing plants, potting up and most importantly creating a rigid safe structure.

TAKE YOUR MEASURE FROM THE BACK WALL

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Fit the shelves to the side and rear door to create structural rigidity through the doors using long screws. You can also add battens for extra support. As the shelf may get wet I’ve decided to wax mine rustic brown.

Tip: As this is a large structure you may need help. Either use clamps or ask a friend.

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