David Fussell, Statesville, EnergyUnited
Our shed was a family project. My wife, Sally, and I dug and set the block foundation, our son Grady built the floor, our son Josh built the roof, and I built and set the walls. The 10-by-12 shed has 2-inch tongue-and-groove flooring, cedar shake siding, a Galvalume metal roof with acrylic light panels and cedar trim. The lean-to covers the potting table. Under the lean-to is one of two rain barrels, including a Kentucky whiskey barrel converted. All lighting is solar, and it is wired, with a 12-volt marine battery as power storage using an inverter.