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Project by CJay posted 02-14-2011 06:34 PM 3963 views 15 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m willing to bet this is the biggest project i’ll ever post.

Almost a year ago now i replyed to an advert looking for “Shed installers wanted, no carpentry experence required”. I left that company in September 2010, with the ‘shed’ almost finished, it was completed and opened in December.

Most of the work for this was done on some routers rented from a builders hire shop, and a mitre saw.

Inside it feels somewhere between a cave and a log cabin. Not pictured is the roof which is covered in sedum. This….thing….is completely off the grid, power is from solar panels, the insulation is sheeps wool (made from the stuff that isn’t good enough for knitting wool). the internal lights are LED’s and the toilet is composting.

It’s now a classroom for a school in London.

Edit (21/02/2011)
Ian (one of the guys i worked on this with) sent me a link to some photos of the completed thing
http://phil-campbell-medm.blogspot.com/2011/02/pictures-from-new-muswell-hill-school.html

-- Chris Boreham, Oxfordshire, UK - http://www.chrisboreham.co.uk - http://throughwoodeneyes.tumblr.com/





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schloemoe

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#1 posted 02-14-2011 06:39 PM

I’d say not bad if you want to live in a tube pf tooth paste. No actually it’s really neet it would work go as a cabin for week ends and hunting trips….......................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www. woodrehab.blogspot.com

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ClayandNancy

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#2 posted 02-14-2011 06:53 PM

Wow that’s out there! Like Schloemoe said it would make a great addition to your favorite fishing hole or hunting cabin. Nice job.

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 02-14-2011 07:05 PM

Extremely cool!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 02-14-2011 07:30 PM

I could probably live in that for about 5 minutes. Those round walls would drive me up the wall. However, you sure did do one heck of a job on it. Great work.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Cozmo35

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#5 posted 02-14-2011 07:39 PM

Projects like this start me to thinking about hunting season. NICE!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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Eric in central Florida

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#6 posted 02-14-2011 07:45 PM

Definitely one of a kind for Lumberjocks as far as I can tell.
You did a very nice job building it.
That’s a lot of wood there.
Thanks for sharing.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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B13

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#7 posted 02-14-2011 08:06 PM

Wow! that’s cool! how big Is It? thanks.

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steliart

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#8 posted 02-14-2011 09:19 PM

this is a great project

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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RexMcKinnon

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#9 posted 02-14-2011 09:38 PM

Cool project. Must be nice to say you were a part of something like this.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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tinnman65

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#10 posted 02-15-2011 12:01 AM

Very cool !!! This must have been a great time working on.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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BigLou

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#11 posted 02-15-2011 12:28 AM

You gotta give some specs CJay I’m really digging the outside of the box thinking.

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Sonny

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#12 posted 02-15-2011 01:43 AM

thats pretty awesome dude!! good job

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NormG

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#13 posted 02-15-2011 02:03 AM

Now that is a shed. WONDERFUL DESIGN AND WORK

-- Norman

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Rustic

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#14 posted 02-15-2011 03:27 AM

love it

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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Heidi Neely

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#15 posted 02-15-2011 03:58 AM

Wow…that thing is pretty off the charts cool :)

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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