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Hi all, as most of you will know I'm moving on to pastures er.. smaller, which means a new workshop in my garden.

This is really a tale of 2 sheds and a demo-cabin as you will see..

 

As this is a budget build I needed to find/use as much recycled wood as possible, which is where shed No 1 comes in.

 

A big thank you to my Wife's daughter Lisa for letting me have a shed that wasn't going to be used..

No photo's of it before it was taken down, but here's one showing how it arrived at my place :D

 

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This is where the demo-cabin comes into things.

There used to be a company trading at the end of the nursery (when my current workshop is) that sold posh wooden cabins..

To show their wares they had a demo cabin built that had different cladding on each side ond inside!

Companys come and go, and this one went leaving the demo cabin behind for at least 5 years, maybe longer....

 

HHmm... Look at all that usable wood thinks me... :D

One chat later and I had bought it for the amazing price of £50 :lol:

Of course no photo's of the cabin before Rob and I started taking it apart, but here's a couple of the naked frame.

 

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The only problem using used materials is they tend to have lot's of nails/screws/big staples holding them together which means a lot of the timber came off looking like this!

 

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All the wood and tools were transported about the site on this trolley thingy.

 

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Having taken the timber off it needed to be stored somewhere.. yep the workshop!

This will give you a clue as to the vast amount of wood came off the cabin and this is only the ouside, inside and roof cladding!

 

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The cabin also coame with this funky double glazed window that opens both ways!

 

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Shed No 3 I actually had already in the garden, but it was showing it's age with a rotten back panel, and load of rot else where..

Still, a lot of usasble panels on it :D

 

As it tradition, no photo's of it complete, but here's most of it leaning against the bungalow.

 

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Under the shed was this mess, the concrete post did come in handy for resting pallets on though :thumbs:

 

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Pallets????

Yep the base of the new workshop will be pallets with a layer of OSB Board.

 

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Lyla in pallet watch :D

 

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The weather has been against us with this build, lot's of rain most of the time it felt!

Eventually the cabin frame came down, here it is along with the posh door that needs some rot sorting out.

 

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Best get it all home then.. And before you ask... No I didn't transport this lot on the roof of a car :lol:

 

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Loads more to follow, but not tonight.. I need to relax with a cider :D

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1 hour ago, Stormin said:

Good to hear from you Ian. Enjoy your construction work.

 

No doubt Nigel will have transport the timber for you. Free of charge of course. :D

Not a chance my trailer wasn’t big enough we got mr Hobbs with his 7.5 tonner

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On 11/8/2019 at 8:24 PM, Stormin said:

Good to hear from you Ian. Enjoy your construction work.

 

No doubt Nigel will have transport the timber for you. Free of charge of course. :D

 

Hi Norm, I don't actually like woodwork, so no I'm not enjoying this build too much..

The weather hasn't helped, Rob and I can only get bit's done when it's not pissisting it down!

 

On 11/8/2019 at 10:03 PM, nigel said:

Not a chance my trailer wasn’t big enough we got mr Hobbs with his 7.5 tonner

 

Yeah it was a bit of a wide load for your trailer :D

 

When the weather was nasty I've been spending time at the workshop getting things dismantled and packed into boxes.

It's nice to have some space to do this now all the wood has been moved :thumbs:

A few mostly empty shelves and things like the bench grinder and storage unit unbolted from the bench/wall.

 

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The lathe bench is very empty, taking the lathe off makes it a tad lighter to move.

 

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The lathe is on the big bench along with a few packed boxes.

 

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And all the Volvo running gear neatly plonked in one spot..

This all changed Saturday, when most of it was put on a pallet ready for a trip to Yorkshire tomorrow.

 

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Sooo.. Back to the garden and the workshop and panels are slowly going up.

 

This is one end wall made from 1 shed side panel, the frame from the back wall of the demo-cabin and a lot of tongue and groove.

 

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Leaning against the wall are one end panel for the small end of the workshop/shed and one of the back wall panels which is made from cabin floor frame and a shed rear panel.

 

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And ready to go up is the other rear wall panel.

This was made using the cabin side wall frame and a side panel from a shed..

You can see where it's been extended in height by 3 boards and lengthened a bit as well.

 

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What is a bit hard to see in the above piccy is the boarded up window opening.

This will get a window put in it at some point, some extra light in the workshop is always a handy thing :thumbs:

 

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Back wall and small end wall up..

Rob is enjoying a much deserved mug of coffee..

If your reading this Rob, thanks for all your help mate :thumbs:

 

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As you will of noticed on the inside the workshop looks a mish-mash of panels..

 

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But on the outside it looks a lot more presentable :D

 

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The next "bit of fun"! is to sort the wall closest to the house out..

4 different angled walls, 1 window, 1 single door and 1 double door will make the next stage rather interesting! :lol:

 

Wish us luck :thumbs:

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Nothing like having a wooden shed with windows Ian.  My workplace is a brick / breeze block garage with no natural light unless the up and over door is open.  Internal door into the house is handy though for tea and biccy supply's.  Keep the photo's coming.

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On 11/11/2019 at 5:12 PM, Stormin said:

Looks a reasonable size, Ian. How big?

 

Hi Norm, not sure on the size, I will have to have a measure though the odd shape will make it intersting to work out.

I should point out that a small part of this will be a shed for all that garden stuff, so I will be losing a bit of space.....  But it will keep my Wife happy, so worth it :thumbs:

 

On 11/11/2019 at 7:17 PM, the showman said:

Looking good Ian, looks like your be in before Christmas 

 

Thanks mate, I hope to be in long before silly season, but that depends on the weather and how much energy I have!

 

 

On 11/11/2019 at 10:34 PM, Alan said:

Nothing like having a wooden shed with windows Ian.  My workplace is a brick / breeze block garage with no natural light unless the up and over door is open.  Internal door into the house is handy though for tea and biccy supply's.  Keep the photo's coming.

 

Hi Alan, yeah you can't beat a wooden shack, without heating they feel much warmer than a brick/concrete garage..

A few more photo's coming.  :thumbs:

 

 

A small update..

The next bit of frame has gone up, the opening with the two planks fixed accross is where the shed (not workshop) door will go.. well, it will once I've cut a couple of inches off the base and fixed the rotten door bottom.

The last remaining open bit of the small end wall has been clad filling in that gap, but I've not taken a pic of that.

 

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Rob roughly putting the next door post in place to have a look..

 

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Speaking of doors... Here are the two workshop doors roughly in place..

One door isn't quite wide enough, and as there isn't a long enough bit of wall to get the doors side by side without loosing a window, round the corner they have to go :D

 

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It's amazing what you can get find after a quick chat with the local builder who happened to be walking past..  :D

On the off chance your reading this Sam, thanks for the window :thumbs:

This window will go in the back wall at the top to let the sun and heat in.. Free light and warmth.. Worth the agro of taking the wall panel out to fit the window..

 

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