Beautiful Garden Studio Built from Reclaimed Fence

by , 06/18/09

Joeseph Sandy Studio House, sustainable design, garden shed, reclaimed wood, recycled materials, green design, green architecture

Here’s a project that will get any weekend warrior excited, especially one tackling the tear-down and installation of a new fence. Occupying a footprint of no more than 8’ x 10’ this little studio/shed in Petaluma, CA was made from rain-screen siding and reclaimed redwood fencing. Plenty of daylight makes it to the interior space thanks to a simple polycarbonate clearstory, and the interior is finished with plywood and pegboard to hang all of your gardening tools. Designed and built by Joseph Sandy, the project takes reclaimed wood and turns it into a beautiful building with its own unique story to tell.

+ Joseph Sandy

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  1. fencing2habitat November 5, 2014 at 1:19 am

    It’s a magnificent idea to make a garden studio from reclaimed fencing, a new coat of painting and few windows at face height will reclaim the beauty. As I work in fencing company in and around California so this idea that you have share will be great for my customer.

  2. cstoff October 28, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    this is a very original looking structure, I would have put in a few windows at eye height to give a view… like the mix of slivered and golden timber and the contrast with the functional roof – looks great!

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  4. juanjo October 13, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Sincerely I do not share your opinions…
    To me it is an excellent effort to join reclycled material and a solution for extra covered space with a design bias.
    Well done guys!

    Big hello from Barcelona!


  5. JDN June 20, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    So, as I see it, the siding is the only reclaimed material on this. This needs a coat of paint from the local paint recycler. Looks like a future home for rodents and insects. It’s hardly a “beautiful garden studio” more like a tobacco drying shed.

    This one was also made from reclaimed/reused parts.

  6. archonic June 20, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    That would be a shed. Not a studio.

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