by Captain Michael Schiller
I had a dream that I was in my backyard sitting in a recliner in a glass cube and it was snowing and decided to make it so.
This 13×6 ft building is made out of 11 used doors and mostly recycled lumber and the roof and floor are insulated with styrofoam panels reclaimed from a storage tank. The light fixtures, brass floor lamp, and oriental rug came from the swap section of the dump. The reclining wing chair came from craigslist, the wall to wall carpet was used at a trade show, and the exterior is painted with left over paint.
Everything is primed with a close out oil base primer I found for $5.
The two center doors open on to a bluestone patio. I installed and wired the structure with indoor and outside lights on dimmers, surround sound, and a flat screen that I had kicking around. The fan was a clearance item on sale for $23 from Lowes.
It has been cold and windy out lately, but a cube heater makes it nice and toasty inside and there is a wonderful view ocean view with the Boston skyline in the distance.
The shed was built in the last couple of weeks with a few finishing touches still to come. I look forward to a glass of wine and a snowstorm with my fiancé in our small space.
Captain Michael Schiller
Charter the Boston Belle