Saturday 21 April 2012

The Shed Sanctuary

We never put a healthy shed down!

I've got a bit of a problem when it comes to sheds. I love them.
Man maketh the shed and Shed maketh the man.
The frame had to be repaired in a few places
So the week before last when I got offered a couple of sheds, so long as I took them down, I couldn't say no. The larger one, although rotten in quite a few places, was 8ft by 14ft and built using quite stong timbers - ideal for a little undercover work area to make a few bits and bobs until I can build something bigger.
The new floor
Last week I repaired the rotten sections of the frame, bought timber for a new floor and then this morning me and a friend got cracking putting it back up. Once we'd got the base levelled on legs onto paving slabs (it is only temporary after all) the rest didn't take long - if it wasn't for the fact we had to keep stopping for April showers!
Placed behind my over full container
 The roof had to have a few timbers replaced as they were like bannas and its completely rotten in some of the boarding so I'm planning to just cover it with tin (its got a blue tarp on at the moment).
I think this picture makes it look bigger than it is!
I've still got to repair a bit of rotten shiplap, build a step for the front, wire it with lights and sockets and tin the roof but other than that its almost a complete low cost temporary workshop!
Still needs some more work doing to it.


  1. Good big space to fill up with goodies Kev ,enjoy it :)

  2. Cheers guys - I'll be posting about my "proper" dream workshop i'm planning soon once I get the drawings done for it and planning approved (steel portal frame 12ft to the eaves). But this one will give me space to sharpen my chisels and make some smaller items to sell in the mean time.

  3. So nice to see your dream coming true!

    1. Hi Kev, great find! Looks like that will serve you well for a long time. Keep up the great blogging!


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