The Modular was the first of Glenn’s Sheds, and was a good example of the marriage of form and need. The need was growing piles of firewood around the yard, without yard- space where a large firewood shed could go. The idea for a long narrow shed, attached to the 6′ high fence along one side of the yard suddenly seemed just right – a perfect location. It was.
It looked beautiful, it held large amounts of firewood, and it took up very little yard space. Others began to admire the simple beauty of this type of shed design—and then another idea began to form. I would make them portable, so that they could easily be placed wherever they were wanted.
I made half a dozen 6′ X 6′ wood-racks for a friend, who also had growing piles of tarp-covered firewood around his yard, looking like abnormal lumpy blue growths. The transformation was dramatic: they added beauty to the yard, opened up much yard space, and afforded considerably better drying conditions for the firewood itself.
Other applications for this model began to appear as well: place them back to back, creating a free-standing unit with good access to firewood from both sides