Shed

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For other uses, see Shed (disambiguation).
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An Australian Hay Shed

A shed is generally a modest structure, usually constructed of wood in a back garden or on an allotment, used for storage and as a workshop and very often as a retreat in which to relax and pursue hobbies, especially gardening and light engineering. Sheds are often highly individual and personalized, and the larger shed will be made comfortable by adapting worn out furniture. Along with tools and equipment, they generally house a cornucopia of items unwanted in the house that might, one day, prove useful. A small shed used primarily for the storage of tools is referred to as a toolshed, which may maximize the space for storing such implements through a system of shelves and hooks.

In Australia and, particularly, New Zealand a shed is also any building, of any construction or size, that is not a residence and that may be open at the ends or sides, or both.

A popular style for smaller storage sheds have a gambrel style roof, which resemble a dutch-style barn, and the high sloping roof line increases storage space in the 'loft'.

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