Monday, January 2, 2012

Taking a look...

Around 30 years ago I built this shed as an addition on a bus some friends were living in. A few years later I put 8 by 8 skids under and made it into a skid shack and used it for storage. It lived in a couple of spots in the yard until found its place. If you are thinking about the before (30 years ago) - down in the main yard, attached to a trailer, if you are thinking after - this is today. I have added different steps on shed, moved it to the upper area of my yard, put new roof on, added siding on over time and installed windows. 

Great storage for wood, glass, metal
Holly berries
More of my round windows
I then decided to call the shed 'Took It Look' because two windows reminded me of an owl eyes.
My plan is to add some brass sheeting for eyebrows and beak. 
I bought a load of used cedar boards, decided to add porch, found fish floats from various garage sales. The cottonwood siding was milled from trees in my yard. 

I moved door opening to the porch area, it still needs a door (I have a few).

More collectibles stored in the 'Took It Look'

The great old boards, tub and ice tongs are my junk decorations that I am sharing with Knick of Time's Vintage Style. This is one of many junk collections that are around my yard. (Oct 16/13).

View of gardens and house and sheds through a round window

View of my 'office'/other storage shed and a bit of garden
From 'Took It Look' deck towards my office/shed and garden.
Love the view from the porch
Sask. wood box made with hand cut Aspen
Milk basket from Arizona
Plan to organize keep items that don't need to be a in a heated space.
I've worked as a carp/set deck for a few movies, this lady is an Outer Limits Sculpture 

I salvaged thirteen 36 inch double glazed round windows many years ago

New Years Yard scraps fire, 2011 heading into 2012
Back 40. I heat by wood (an ongoing collecting project as many other wood heaters know)
Linking with
Knick of Time

Linking with A Southern Daydreamer Outdoor Wednesday # 158
A Bowl Full of Lemons Tuesday Link Party
Debbiedoos Blogging Newbie Party
Between Naps on the Porch
Sister Sunday Link Party
Boogieboard Cottage 53rd Masterpiece Monday
A Picture is Worth 1000 Words
Knick of Time Tuesday # 15 Vintage Style Link Party


  1. What a cool creation. I love all the weathered wood.

  2. Funny last picture as we heat by wood also! Just unloaded a cord of wood yesterday

  3. Wow...just wow! Love all that wood and the windows are wonderful too! What a great little hideaway that would make!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Knick of Time Tuesday Vintage Style Party!


  4. Love your treasures. Would love to have a shed like that.
    Audrey Z. at Timeless Treasures.

  5. Wow! You have some great pieces! I love those round windows!!!

  6. Following you! Looking forward to seeing more.

  7. Love your shed!
    Reminds me of my Dads that we called the Gypsy Wagon. LOL

  8. What a great post!! You are such an interesting guy!!
    I LOVE that shed!! Timeless!

  9. It's a very cool shed! I love the windows!!


  10. What a great shed! AND it's full of really awesome stuff!

  11. Such a great shed and such great treasures!

    Stopping by from Debbiedoos ...

  12. What a neat post. The round windows look like eyes how fascinating, makes a great place for the treasures. That Woodard tray is a great find.
    Have a great week,

  13. Hi, it looks like a big storage, what will you be doing with all your collections? It is good you don't have termites there, and it seems the wood doesn't decompose that fast! Here in the tropics it will have a lot of problems, lol.

  14. Wow awesome pieces you have here. Thanks for sharing!

    Outdoor Wednesday

  15. I love those round windows! You have lots of neat stuff!

  16. Took It Look took my heart away with all the treasures he holds.


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