king of sheds

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king of sheds

Unread post by johnr » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:06 pm

well, ok, not quite!
quite a bit has happened to us recently. weve finally moved off the hell hole of an estate that weve been on for the las 20 years, to a better more rural location, peace tranquility, fields and birdsong. utter bliss. but hang on, no shed! NO SHED!!!
so, as we were spending money on the house anyway, i decided to treat myself, i went to prison!! no not quite in shackles and irons,i went to the local open prison, where they have huge joinery shop building fence panels and dog kenels and stables for sale to the public. and also sheds. sheds of many sizes and shapes. so i get their price list. all considerably more than the cost of something at b+q, but the quality of a hundred times better. all done with proper timber frames and a frame roofs, 3/4 ext ply roof panels and floors, 4/2 floor joists, and walls made of ply with t+g overlap. so they're built secure, like a site cabin rather than a garden shed. i scanned down the list, 5x7, nah, 8x6, nah, further down, 16x10, nope, right at the bottom, last on the list, 12 by 28! that'll do, twenty eight feet long and twelve foot wide. so i order it, pay the deposit, and then scoot off to the new house fo rewire, fit heating, plaster decorate, put in windows, lay floors etc etc etc , and 3 months later a big flat bed turns up, with another one behind it. thats it, sheds here!!!
after its been unloaded i get onto the guys at the katana club and a couple of them agree to come up for a weekend to help me to put the thing together. ive already layed the supports, consisting of two concrete paths about 10 feet apart, and 28 foot long and ive got some blocks and mortar and also some 3 inch thick scaffold boards to span across so the shed doesnt have to sit on the floor.
begining of november and we get it put up over 2 days in the puuring rain, ... 0_5245.jpg ... 0_5250.jpg ... 0_5252.jpg ... 0_5254.jpg ... 0_5262.jpg ... 0_5266.jpg ... 0_5280.jpg ... 0_5283.jpg ... 0_5291.jpg

by mon it was like this, but still raining, so i had to leave it till the weekend till i could felt it, ... 0_5294.jpg

finally a dry spell, and so i could crack on laying the 7 rolls(at 45 kilos a roll!!!!) of roofing felt that it took to seal it, ... 0_5295.jpg

and then it was time to start fitting it all out, first a few bikes in from the rain, ... 0_5303.jpg

this last week, ive finally got mains power in there, with a nice set of flourescent lighting and a dozen or so double sockets, i just ned my big workbench, the rest of my tools and my woodburning stove, before i can disappear down the garden, for many happy hours fettling stuff!! ahhh, happy days at last!!!

/Rockedit : PLEASE - Those images are FAR TOO BIG ! ... ?f=4&t=137

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Re: king of sheds

Unread post by sfb » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:22 pm

I think I'm suffering a bout of Shed Envy. Nice job!

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Unread post by jessplop » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:54 pm

sfb wrote:I think I'm suffering a bout of Shed Envy. Nice job!
Don't feel envy, feel inspired!

Hurrah for SHEDS, where sanity can always be found.

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Unread post by ClassicMcNut » Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:13 pm

Well done johnr ............. very nice job there and may you have many happy hours in it. Looks great.
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Unread post by pooh » Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:34 pm

Way to Go ....sheds is cool
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Unread post by Velton » Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:00 pm


I'm not envious at all! :mrgreen:

I hope you have good security on that shed, johnr, as even the most idyllic country settings have the local thieves and burglars.
(Don't ask me how I now this. :x )
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Unread post by The Mighty Gusset » Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:10 pm

Please people, if you are going to post images - and we really like it when you do - keep them down to a reasonable size.
I've tried to make it as obvious as I can - at the top of every forum page there is an Announcement - Please Read It ! ... ?f=4&t=137

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Unread post by triumph5ta » Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:58 pm

Fabbo! Enjoy!

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Re: king of sheds

Unread post by chilly » Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:36 pm

Wheres the outfit hiding JR

and thats a short run you have on the washing line now :D

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Re: king of sheds

Unread post by stogadog » Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:53 pm

Very envious of your new shed there John - cool plan getting it from the prison too.
Serious shed envy!!

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