Versatility with street-appeal - that was our intent with this design. Built on sturdy skids for possible repositioning, the owners wanted this structure to initially serve as a shed, and later a studio. Though not initially insulated, the wall and ceiling covering of wheat board can be easily removed for future adaptiations. Wheat board is made from a rapidly renewable resource, wheat-straw. It offers a rich, golden appearance and is manufactured using no out-gassing solvents, such as urea formaldehyde. Thus, no VOCs are emitted into your home or the atmosphere.
The framing lumber was either salvaged material or FSC certified.* In all, about 50% of the structure was constructed from reused materials. The shake siding is western red cedar, a native tree to the Northwest. A fifty-gallon rain barrel was also added to capture water for garden use.
*FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests.