Workshop & Storage Shed

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  1. stevo

    stevo Backyard Farmer Premium Member

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    Thanks Mark, I chuckle a bit, it's completely out of style with the house and garage but it's the style I would choose if I built a shack to live in on my imaginary off grid/self sufficient block of land, so it's a bit of a self indulgent project.

    Costs... slab was $1000, and I'd guess the rest of materials like timber and screws might be around $1000, I even bought a new cordless drill for $200, so i'm guessing it might be a total of $2500 ? Still a fair bit of money, but as you say have saved a fair bit along the way. From the standard garden sheds I looked at I think a 5m x 3m shed may have cost me $3000 to $5000? (with a slab)

    I wanted the big door space for good access, I plan to make double doors, timber frame with corrugated tin, one can be closed all the time and one used for access, and on Saturday morning I can open both a sit there with a coffee and watch the chickens :cheers:... I don't mind "sit down time" in the garden looking at how awesome everything is.

    In my new workshop I plan to build bee hives, wakeskates (like a wakeboard with no boots) and old wooden signs.
     
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    Awesome work Stevo. Very nicely done. :)

    The look of it is perfect for your shack idea. It's very shack-like and humble.
    I love the way there's a beer bottle sitting on the bench. It's a nice touch.

    Looking forward to seeing the projects you have planned to do in the workshop. They all sound pretty interesting.
     
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    stevo Backyard Farmer Premium Member

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    cheers Steve

    You got to have a beer at the end of the day and stand back and appreciate the work you've done :cheers:
     
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    stevo Backyard Farmer Premium Member

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    I had a bit of a break over Easter, but this last weekend I did some more, .....I have doors! I made a full frame in place and then cut it in half. The right door has a bolt top and bottom, and the left door is the main one that hinges open first. I've used a normal house door handle/lock set so it has a key. I also have a tap on the side, you can see it when the doors are closed. This comes from the water tank and is only gravity fed at the moment.

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    That looks great :cheer: You must be pretty satisfied with this build Stevo hey? Looks better than any kit shed on the market IMO.
     
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    stevo Backyard Farmer Premium Member

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    cheers Mark, yeah pretty happy with it, but with anything custom made it's a heap of little fiddly work and make it up as you go along kind of thing. Still a heap of little things to finish off, but I never finish anything, I just get it to a useable stage and then go on to the next project :blush:
     
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    Nice work Stevo.
    Looks very professional and cozy.
     
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    Looks good stevo, looking forward to your beehive build.

    regards john
     
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    Thanks John, yes I have to start looking for timber for the hives I think, by the time I get organised and make it, it will be time to split the hives.
     
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    Wonderful effort Stevo, I can only hope mine turns out that well. Thanks for sharing it.. Aww you are getting into bees Stevo?
     
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    I like the new shed, you did a great job...so cool!
     
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    stevo Backyard Farmer Premium Member

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    cheers Mary. Not much has changed since the last photos, except there's lots of weeds growing around it now.
     
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    The latest edition....my first routed sign...a bit rough but was just for fun...

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    Nice one Stevo :)
     
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    Bee-utiful :ROFL:
     
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    Heh, great job. Did you install skylights or is there enough light there already?
     
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    hrm, Good point, I just looked at the photos don't show the skylights. I'll get some new photos. But yes, there's skylights and they provide heaps of light to work with.

    I've also put a back door in where a window used to be
     
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    photos of skylights and new back door. The back door lets in more light, airflow and easy access to storage behind the shed.

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    Gosh, the inside of your shed is so much neater than mine... :D
     
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