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Chez Larsson

Hidden outdoor storage

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We are in the midst of an outdoor project which I’ll show you more of when we’re a little closer to finishing. Now it looks like a bomb hit the front of our garage entrance. Not  really something to be inspired by.

What I can show you though is a pretty clever, if I do say it myself, outdoor storage solution.

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We have steps leading up to the front door. There was sort of a trellis there when we moved in but it was ugly, rickety and useless in terms of hiding stuff as the squares were about 8" (20cm). We built a new one with 2"(5 cm) squares. One side is fastened solidly underneath the steps but the other side is removable.

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I simply drilled holes in some of the vertical pieces of the trellis and hammered fat nails into the 2×2’s we attached under the steps. The pre-assembled trellis is hung on the nails.

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Because the squares are so small you can’t see what’s hiding inside the space. We keep extra roof tiles, the slate tiles we’re about to use in our project and a few other yard bits and  pieces in there. Its’ easy to get to them but you don’t have to look at them all the time.

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4 Comments

  • Anna @ D16 says:

    Oh, that is SO smart! I’m going to have to do this when I build the lattice for under our back porch.

  • Deb says:

    Thanks so much for the clever idea! I love your square trellis; where I live, it is hard to find, most of the stores here carry the diagonal type.

  • Benita says:

    Deb, it’s so simple to build! We did ours ourselves. Buy the wood from the lumber yard, cut to size, paint it and let dry. Screw together from the back = no visble screw holes from the front! Hey presto!

  • Cheri says:

    I missed posting the other day and wanted to let you know that your blog is my new favorite! Such detailed, practical,and very inspiring ideas! I found your blog through Walk Slowly Live Wildly.com She had posted one of your pictures on flickr as one of her favorites. What a fun discovery! I am from Arkansas in the U.S. I live a world away from you, but yet feel connected…Thank you!