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Built with recycled materials, the structure features an 8-foot-tall barn door, a wood stove, and laminate floors.

Signal Shed, Wallowa County, Ore.

Signal Shed, Wallowa County, Ore.

  • Built with recycled materials, the structure features an 8-foot-tall barn door, a wood stove, and laminate floors.

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    Built with recycled materials, the structure features an 8-foot-tall barn door, a wood stove, and laminate floors.

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    Built with recycled materials, the structure features an 8-foot-tall barn door, a wood stove, and laminate floors.

  • The designer treated the shed with a dark stain to help it hide in the forest.

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    The designer treated the shed with a dark stain to help it hide in the forest.

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    The designer treated the shed with a dark stain to help it hide in the forest.

  • Built on a series of piers to minimize site disturbance, this off-the-grid shed is a study in simplicity and thrift.

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    Built on a series of piers to minimize site disturbance, this off-the-grid shed is a study in simplicity and thrift.

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    Ryan Lingard

    Built on a series of piers to minimize site disturbance, this off-the-grid shed is a study in simplicity and thrift.

  • With no utility connections, the shed is designed for serious roughing it.

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    With no utility connections, the shed is designed for serious roughing it.

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    With no utility connections, the shed is designed for serious roughing it.

  • The kitchen is as sparse as the rest of the shed, with Ikea cabinets and plywood wall paneling.

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    The kitchen is as sparse as the rest of the shed, with Ikea cabinets and plywood wall paneling.

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    Ryan Lingard

    The kitchen is as sparse as the rest of the shed, with Ikea cabinets and plywood wall paneling.

  • The designer treated the shed with a dark stain to help it hide in the forest.

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    The designer treated the shed with a dark stain to help it hide in the forest.

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    The designer treated the shed with a dark stain to help it hide in the forest.

  • The floor plan.

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    The floor plan.

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    The floor plan.

ryan lingard design
portland, ore.

The Signal Shed proves that a great sum of money isn’t necessary for good architecture. Designer Ryan Lingard built the outdoor adventure post largely with recycled products—windows, hardware, siding—and set the structure on piers to limit site disturbance. Large sliding doors create a connection to the interior, and operable rain screen shutters protect the windows. A dark stain helps the shed blend in with the forest. One judge lauded its “absence of almost everything,” while another commented: “It sets apart and fits well with the land.”


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product details

countertops, flooring, kitchen cabinets, kitchen fittings, and kitchen fixtures: IKEA, www.ikea.com; insulation: Owens Corning, www.owenscorning.com; paints/stains/wall finishes: Cabot, www.cabotstain.com; roofing: Metal Sales, www.metalsales.us.com