Summer Storage With a Shed

Published: 07th July 2009
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Anyone who has a garden has a need for storage. Not only for those essential tools that are used to maintain a garden in tip-top condition, but also for garden accessories, such as tables, chairs, barbecues, patio heaters and the like.



Whilst a garden shed seems the most likely route to take for storage, there is another. And that is the summer-house.

Now, the question is, what is the difference between a garden shed and a summer house? The answer is in fact that there is little difference. Some sheds are quite ornate, and some summer houses are quite utilitarian in their appearance.

A typical, but not ubiquitous difference is found in the construction material. Whilst wooden sheds (as opposed to the very functional appearing metal and plastic sheds) tend to use feather edged timber, summer houses tend to use shiplap or 'log lap'. The differences between them being that feather edged finishes are of overlapping timbers, whereas ship lapped or log lapped involve interlocking timbers.

Other differences include the size of the windows and doors, and the amount of glass in them. Summerhouses tending to have a lot more glass than sheds.



However, despite such differences, summer houses are just as useful at storing garden items as sheds are. Indeed, when it comes to the storage of tables, benches and chairs, the storage of such garden furniture in a summerhouse makes it functional at the same time. Why store that furniture in a gloomy shed when you can actually use it in a summerhouse?

Sheds function as excellent summerhouses, for storage, work and play. As it is quite easy to store a thousand pounds worth of equipment in the garden shed or summerhouse it might be wise to make your possessions as difficult to see as possible, and as secure as possible.



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Whilst a garden shed seems the most likely route to take for storage, there is another. And that is the summer-house.

Now, the question is, what is the difference between a garden shed and a summer house? The answer is in fact that there is little difference. Some sheds are quite ornate, and some summer houses are quite utilitarian in their appearance.

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