Larch forests in northern Europe and Siberia produce lumber highly prized for its durability and waterproof qualities. Larch is in fact the wood of choice if you are constructing a hull for your yacht. Or a garden shed.
We particularly admire a tiny freestanding shed that can be customized with add-on wooden modules to create extra storage. Call it a garden closet, as retailer Manufactum does, noting: “Overall, a piece of furniture that can find its place quite on the terrace.”
Photography via Manufactum.
Above: A watertight Larch Garden Closet fabricated in Lüneburg, Germany has a weatherproof roof of zinc sheeting and galvanized steel hardware fittings. It is €979.
Above: The shed is 6.5 feet high, 37.5 inches wide, and slightly less than 23 inches deep. It is delivered fully assembled.
Above: An Add-On Module is made of untreated larch and has a sloped zinc roof to protect tools from rain. Customizable to fit on either the left or right side of the closet, the module can be ordered with or without shelves. Without shelves, it is €370.
Above: A Shelf kit includes two pre-drilled boards, mounting brackets, and screws; on sale for €62, marked down from €94.
Above: A galvanized steel hinge is rust-resistant.
Above: The shed has interior shelves to hold accessories and tools.
For more of our favorite tiny garden sheds, see 5 Favorites: Wooden Garden Sheds.