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ATV on a standWhat do you do when you have one too many toys to fit in the garage? You could put the canoe on saw horses behind the garage and the Harley could go on the porch, but that would just reinforce those rumors saying someone heard that you might be a red neck.

There are a lot of ways to build quick shelter cheaply if you are just interested in keeping something dry. Although PVC pipe isn't as cheap as it used to be, it still delivers a fairly good value as a building material. That is why I really like these plans for a PVC pipe mini garage from pvcplans.com . I checked out the PDF file instructions provided on the site and they give a clearly understandable description of the project.

If you want to build a PVC framed storage cover for use in windy conditions, you may wish to adapt the above plan to allow a cross buck to go diagonally across each panel segment. I would also recommend considering rigid plastic sheeting as roof material in areas which might experience snow load. Be sure to stake or sand bag the entire bottom edge so your shelter doesn't blow away like a tumble weed.

For a cornucopia of ideas about some excellent things you can build, take a look at our DIYLife build it yourself file. It's growing bigger every week! You can find leads on interesting projects such as how to Build Your Own Coffin, from M.E.Williams or building a humidor with Francesca Clarke . Please feel free to tell us about projects you are building!



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