Another project for my parents, the tool shed was a gift for my father. The original tool shed that was a metal kit bought in the late eighties and had since succumbed to rust and entropy. When it was eventually destroyed, my parents were left with a concrete pad that did not conform to any size kit that could be purchased at the local “Home Depot”. I told my father to resist buying a new kit and paying for it to be built and I would come down and build a custom shed for one tenth the price. I took a few days off work, called some of my old students from Bakersfield High School to assist, and we got to work building a tool shed from scratch that would stand the test of time and fit onto the existing concrete pad. It was a fun time for everyone involved (even in the stifling summer heat) and I was glad to see that my carpentry lessons had stuck after so many years.