My dad was a carpenter most of her life, but before she retired, she taught me a lot about woodlaboring and how to build shelters, tools and even how to build a small row boat… Long after she passed, I still use most of the expertise she gave to me when I toil on my own house. I’ve lived up north most of my life, so I’ve always known the unforgiving freezing and relentless snow that hits us for a quarter of the year. I’m used to it, but my tools never get used to the salt, water and other naturally destructive elements. I took it upon myself to renovate the shed in my backyard, which has always been pretty much condemned. I usually keep all my tools in my garage and use the space as a workshop, but lately I’ve been looking for a new project. when I first started drafting up my renovation ideas, I remembered that it was critical for the shed to be insulated well. I wasn’t going to heat it with anything more powerful than an ancient wood-burning stove, so I wanted to make sure it held any heat put out by the stove. once I tore down the rotting wood and upgraded the disfigured portions of the roof, I first nailed a membrane to the walls before putting up fiberglass insulation. using the fiberglass was overpriced, but easier to toil with, and after the insulation was on the walls, I placed the wood paneling over it and voila! My shed was resting and could keep hot during snowfall.