Man Builds A Backyard Garden Shed He Can Climb All Over

Home renovations can certainly leave heaps of unused scrap materials in their wakes.
When Instructables DIY-er wyldestyle‘s recent home renovation came to a close, he decided to make use of his project’s leftover pieces of scrap wood, pallets, pavers, polyurethane, and so on.
He decided to transform these scraps into an awesome garden shed for his backyard.
After clearing the project with his local council, this DIY-er dove headfirst into puzzle-piecing these disjointed materials together, into one cohesive shed.
However, by the time he was finished with construction, this became no ordinary garden shed at all.
This shed transformed into a completely climbable structure — even outfitted with a rock climbing wall on the overhang of its roof.
Keep scrolling to learn how this incredible DIY-er transformed a pile of leftover raw materials into an amazing garden shed, perfectly suited to entertaining its owner for hours on end.
laying foundation
After a recent home renovation left Instructables DIY-er wyldestyle with a huge supply of unused raw materials, his inner upcycler couldn’t let them go to waste.
He decided to use what he had on hand, and build himself a funky little backyard garden shed.
laying foundation
He first ran the project by his local council to determine what their particular requirements would be for a project like his.
Each local council sets its own standards, so whenever you’re building a new structure on your property, its good to check in for guidance, prior to construction.
Armed with this knowledge, this DIY-er designed his shed per his local council’s standards, and got to work laying its new foundation.
Never one to pass up an upcycling opportunity, this DIY-er gave his shed a concrete base, insulated with a piece of foam he found at his local dump.
While most other DIY-ers may have chosen to forgo insulating a structure like this, this builder wanted to make sure he’d always be comfortable hanging out in his shed — winter, spring, summer, or fall.
building shed
With the foundation set, this DIY-er began constructing the shed’s frame
lining shed wall
He lined each wall with more insulation, and began laying each reclaimed piece of his shed’s exterior walls.
reclaimed shed wall
Piecing together a cool reclaimed wall like this proved to be quite the challenge.
Each piece of wood was different, requiring attention to these unique details for proper positioning.
It was here that the structure’s dual purpose began shining through.
Not only was this shed an opportunity to save his leftover materials from going to waste, but it was also a chance to build a fun, climbable structure — perfect for hours of backyard fun.
Many pieces of wood on these exterior walls jut out, allowing this DIY-er to climb up them if he were in the mood for some fun.
supports for climbing wall
To make the structure safe for climbing, this DIY-er reinforced the building’s supports.
climbing rocks
Not only would the reclaimed wood walls be climbable, but this DIY-er was also planning to add a real climbing wall to the building’s exterior.
He chose colorful climbing rocks, keeping the structure’s look and feel playful.
climbing wall
With these rocks in place underneath the roof overhang, most all of the structure became climbable.
climbing wall
Now, this DIY-er could head out into his own backyard whenever he was itching for a climb.
reclaimed shed wall
Since building this climbable shed, this DIY-er has noodled around with the idea of marking out climbing paths via certain wood piece combinations — some better suited for kids’ skill levels, and others for adults.
garden shed
Until then, though, he’ll continue enjoying climbing all over his one-of-a-kind creation, pathless.
This DIY-er completely transformed a pile of leftover building materials into his own, unique garden shed, totally suited to his lifestyle.
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