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The bus stops here. Build a roadside shelter to protect children from rain and cold while waiting for a school bus. The shelter fits on a pressure-treated 4"x4" foundation that doubles as a towing sled to move the unit.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Sep 2000 (v.23#10) pg. 46

A look at outdoor shade structures. Covers both attached and free standing units.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #209 May-Jun 1980 (v.30#5) pg. 18

Multi-purpose yard shed (16x27-ft.) has storage space for lawn and garden equipment. The wide overhang on the roof provides space for a bench, firewood, etc. beneath the eaves.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #320 Jul-Aug 1991 (v.41#7) pg. 32

Post and beam pavilion (11-ft. square) is made from cedar posts and dimensional lumber. The base is a combination of timber, concrete and patio stone.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #370 Jul-Aug 1996 (v.46#7) pg. 40

How to build a shade house from concrete reinforcing wire and plastic shade fabric. Estimated cost for a 6x6-foot unit is $90.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1980 (v.5#4) pg. 66

Sketch for a simple 9-ft. square pavilion which shelters a table and chairs.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1982 (v.7#3) pg. 54

Party pavilion has sheltering roof 14x24 ft.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #433 Jun 1964 (v.60) pg. 84

Separate patio house of 528 sq.ft. provides needed room.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #438 Nov 1964 (v.60) pg. 114

A-frame toolshed, greenhouse, cabana, playhouse, etc. A 2x4 framework covered with fiberglass panels has many uses.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #470 Jul 1967 (v.63) pg. 102

Redwood A-frame you can build. Sitting on an 8-ft. square base, it has a front door, rear window, skylight and a sun deck off the roof which you get to via an outside stairway.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #568 Sep 1975 (v.71) pg. 70

Build this backyard retreat. A 10-ft.square construction of 4x4 posts, 2x6s and 1x2s which can be assembled in a weekend by one person. No sawing is necessary. Est. cost: $100-$200.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #651 Aug 1982 (v.78) pg. 82

Lawn shelter from plastic and conduit.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1963 (v.120#2) pg. 131

Framing basics for built-outs.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1964 (v.122#3) pg. 124

Two A-frame style garden shelters. One uses an open slat roof which will provide protection from sun but not rain. The other uses a solid redwood roof with an attached patio covered by a wood and fiberglass roof.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1967 (v.128#3) pg. 130

A-frame playhouse or picnic shelter is 12x14-ft. and has two floors.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1965 (v.187#1) pg. 124

Making a living cube for all seasons. Modular wall panels let you change whole walls to fit the seasons. Any combination of solid wall, screened wall, windows and doors can be installed and removed as needed. Use as a backyard room or as a summer home. An 8x8-ft. starter costs $600.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1974 (v.205#1) pg. 84

Build an outdoor closet. This lean-to style addition attaches to your garage, uses an extension of the same roofline, and features three access doors.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Mar 1991 (v.6#3) pg. 60

Redwood poolhouse, dining area, etc.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS May 1964 (v.35#5) pg. 88

Mini pavilion for your yard. Hip-roofed structure provides a pleasant sheltered spot for cook-outs or use as carport. Dimensions: 25'x14'. Adjust dimensions for your yard. Est. cost: $700.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Spring 1981 pg. 71

A look at the weaving of a shelter at the Brookfield (Conn.) Craft Center from cattails, saplings and grapevines.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #36 Fall 1978 (v.9#4) pg. 26

Building exterior projects (furniture, decks, shelters, ...) that last. Part 1. Selecting the right building materials and fasteners.
WOOD MAGAZINE #115 Jun 1999 (v.16#4) pg. 66
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #122 Mar 2000 (v.17#2) pg. 8

Building exterior projects (furniture, decks, shelters, ...) that last. Part 2. Choosing the right glues, finishes and assembly to resist water.
WOOD MAGAZINE #116 Aug 1999 (v.16#5) pg. 70

Children's bus stop shelter is 24" deep, 42" wide and 78" high with a seat that holds three kids. Shelter looks like a little barn and has plastic windows in each side.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1978 (v.34#2) pg. 50