Garden Sheds

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  1. DaleCooper

    DaleCooper Established Member

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    This could be a contender for the most trivial, pointless, boring and downright stupid thread ever but...

    Does anyone know why virtually all garden sheds have the wooden lozenge shapes at each end of the apex?
     

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    To hide the gap between the barge boards?
     
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    Further to what Liam says, a diagonal cut of the same material as the barge boards gives the shape. As it is quite an acute angle pointing upwards, the side with the open grain does not take in too much rain, given the rubbish softwood that all but the most expensive sheds are made of.
     
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    Discourages large birds from sitting above your head as you go through the doorway.
     
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    You're probably right although I wondered why they didn't cut one lozenge in half to make two triangular pieces thus saving a bit of wood; then during the course of my research(!?) I found some variations.

    I like the idea although I was hoping it would be because of some ancient law which required the provision of targets for longbowmen or something like that.
     

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