April 3, 2009Growing Season – Plans for a Mid-Century Modern Garden Shed
This little shed is a true Mid-Century Modern beauty. For the loyal readers who have been waiting for the next installment from the September 1956 issue of Popular Science that boasts ideas to “Make Your Home a Showplace”, your prayers have been answered!. I have already featured plans for a bathroom medicine cabinet and an entryway divider from this great magazine. And, in honor of the spring gardening season (even though it is fall in the picture) I am posting the plans FABULOUS mid-century modern gardening shed.
This shed was designed for the Douglas Fir Plywood Associated by Anshen + Allen, Architects. Anshen + Allen were started in the 1940’s and are still around, by the way, and going strong. According to their website, they now design healthcare, academic and research buildings. Their designs are amazing and a mix of international, mid-century modern and post modern, and it is no wonder they came up with this great shed. And according to Eichler City, written by John Fyten, Anshen + Allen designed Joseph Eichler’s own house! So I guess this little shed has some pedigree!
Wow. I love this. If our property hadn’t already come with a little shed in the shape of a barn, I would be outside right now measuring and sawing to get this baby together. I love the angled boxes and the metal roof. I love the color. Oh man, I just love IT. It looks relatively easy to build, too. If anyone decides to build it, please email me and let me know! I will be happy to feature the story on this blog. Also, if you want full sized plans, just click on the images!
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