How to Build a Garbage Can Shed

Q. I want to build a “barrel shed” for a garbage can. Our section is heavily infested with rats so wood is not practical. Could I pour concrete in an outer and inner form to take care of the sides, floor and roof at the same time? Any other suggestions would be appreciated.—H. S., New Bedford, Mass.

A. It is possible to build a concrete cubicle as you suggest using sheet steel or water-resistant plywood in parallel sheets 4″ apart. Top and bottom can be held together with wood pieces and the form tied together in the middle with wires. The roof should be a reinforced slab. However, an alternate suggestion is shown in the sketches. It would be a little easier to fabricate. The progressive steps are illustrated.

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