|Project by 404 - Not Found||posted 02-03-2012 10:01 PM||2344 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
The short version:
Garden Shed divided into “Family Stuff Area” – bicycles and skateboards and the like, and “Man” area – for lawnmower, weed sprayers, boxes of spanners etc.,
14’ x 8’ x 6’6 at doorway.
The expanded version for anyone who cares to read on:
I always intended to turn the garage into some sort of workshop, but as anyone with two small children knows, the garage soon fills up with all sorts of crap, like bikes, and buggies and go karts.
So I needed a shed to put all the crap into, and knowing how much crap there was, it had to be a fairly decent one, (but in the interests of keeping up good relations with the neighbours, not too big).
All I had was a workmate, a Skill Orca, a Black & Decker 12 v cordless drill with one battery (that took 3 hrs for each charge), and some hand tools.
I bought a SCMS for this project, and that kind of got me hooked.
Took a long time to design and work out all the lengths and the angles, spent about 20 hrs to design, redesign, and work everything out for the most economical use of materials, during lunch break at work using Adobe Illustrator.
It’s only a shed, but it worked out pretty well, there’s even a hatch for the ladder. Getting rid of all the stuff in the garage gave me my workshop, so really, without this, I wouldn’t have ben able to do other things.
My neighbour on the other side was so impressed he wanted gates made, and two doors down wanted a playhouse, and it all kind of got me thinking ”if it all goes pear shaped, maybe I could make a living out of this”.
14’ x 8’ x 6’6 at doorway. Tannalised pine, bituminised rubber corrugated roof