We have this shed:
And , as you can see, it’s right next to the house. It actually blocked one of the breakfast room windows, which prevented light from coming in.
So we decided to move the shed from the patio down to the bottom corner of our yard (where we use the garden tools anyway).
Here’s the problem…
The shed weighs about five thousand pounds.
OK, not really. I might exaggerate a bit. It does weigh a lot, though. More than Dear Husband and I could lift, for sure. We needed a plan.
A wagon? Too small. A dolly? Too small. Just scooting it? Didn’t work – the grass and ground was too uneven and it kept catching the bottom corners so we couldn’t slide it.
We needed an idea.
I channeled Mike Whiteside. Do you know who that is? He’s the guy who builds all the “rigs” to move heavy objects on the DIY Network show, Salvage Dawgs. He always comes up with the ideas for how to move a heavy door or a heavy window out of an old building and into their truck.
Anyone who says DIY isn’t a logic game isn’t doing it right.
I went to the garage.
I found two shelves. Wood covered with laminate. Smooth. Big – 12 inches wide, about 60 inches long. Perfect.
Dear Husband looked at me like I was nuts.
Here’s what I did: I created a smooth surface on which to slide the shed by using the shelves. The first shelf went under the side of the shed closer to the destination. The second shelf went at the end of that shelf. Once I slid the shed along the first shelf and onto the second shelf, Dear Husband held the shed in place and I ran back, got the first shelf, and moved it to the end of the second shelf. All the way down the hill.
Our neighbor came over and admired my handiwork. He was impressed.
Dear Husband was impressed.
And the shed got down the hill.
And I feel like a DIY Rock Star. Or at least a DIY McGyver.
What did you do this weekend? Have you ever had a DIY McGyver moment?