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The carpentry work is finished and only the painting remains. I enjoyed this project and I hope it will be a convenience for us in the years to come. The space it occupies on our terrace is never used, so it was a good place to put it. The only downside is that though the shed initially fit nicely between our roof drain pipe and a window frame on the opposite side, I did not allow for the moldings which increased the width. That means we can’t have the shed tight against the wall as I had planned, but since it is the only space we have for the shed, I’m not too worried about it as I think it looks ok anyway. Best of all, I no longer have to struggle with the grill cover!

Work done since the last episode

  • The doors were finish paneled.
  • I cut all the moldings from construction materials. They are all Fir.
  • The shed was leveled and some plastic feet installed.
  • The door latch was installed.

Here are some photo’s of the completed project, (except for paint, the first coat to be put on tomorrow). see below

In case you are wondering what those funny looking things on the roof are, they lead the water away from the edges like the ones on our house in the next photo. I’m not sure if you have those where you live, you probably have a better solution.

In the photo you can also see the double doors on my shop to the right. The doors on the shed will be painted the same green color and the rest of it white. All of the doors on the house and the garden shed are the same green.

Another of my outdoor projects is the sliding door between my shop and the house with the X’s at the top. I built it about 11 years ago with mortise and tenon construction and it still works and remains in very good condition.

Thank you for following with. I will post the shed as a project as soon as the painting is finished.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#1 posted 06-30-2015 03:58 PM

Oh yes!! Looks Grrrrrrr8 Mike.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 06-30-2015 04:05 PM

Mike, this was a first class project and this is an attractive and beautiful addition to your deck.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#3 posted 06-30-2015 04:16 PM

Thanks Roger and Charles. I am glad it is done. Now some serious cleaning has got to be done in my shop. I wish that were done too!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 06-30-2015 04:49 PM

Nice pics.
That all looks great.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 06-30-2015 06:52 PM

Looks too good to paint ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 06-30-2015 07:09 PM

Wow, very nice (and neat) work, Mike! The whole back of the house is neat as a pin, too. What a setting!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#7 posted 06-30-2015 07:25 PM

A fine project. Nice to see doors made the classic way with a old school morticer [langhulsboremaskine]. Do you like that machine?

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#8 posted 06-30-2015 07:34 PM

Thanks Steve, Bob, and KB.

KB I prefer to hand chop my mortises, but my mortiser is handy when I don’t have the time or when my brain wants to do the handwork, but my hands can’t (leddgikt).

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 06-30-2015 07:57 PM

A masterpiece in carpentry skills, very well planned executed and completed.
A fitting addition to a most impressively presented spotless home !!
I could not find the water diverters but did notice you do not have very big windows.
Also the lack of gutters is evident, when I lived in the Northern Territory it was the same there no gutters on the houses as when it rained it bucketed down and they were more of a nuisance than good. The amount of water would possibly break them off the house as well!

As much as I have tried snooping around I still cannot find out what the meaning of stefang is!

-- Regards Robert

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#10 posted 06-30-2015 08:25 PM

Mike, nicely done though I am a bit saddened that the blog series has come to an end. Guess I’ll have to get back to the shop now.

PS, the picture of your thumb in pic #1 is horribly out of focus, just say’in.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#11 posted 06-30-2015 10:46 PM

Mighty nice, Mike! And a great setting for it!!....................cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 06-30-2015 11:40 PM

Mike, even without the paint, its as if it were always there. I see you even have the siding on it even with the house siding. A calculation easily overseen, at least for me. You must be getting tired, you could of made the sliding lock out of wood. Just being funny. I would be proud to have your shed at my house.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#13 posted 07-01-2015 01:39 AM

Looks great Mike!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#14 posted 07-01-2015 05:53 AM

What a beautiful setting for your latest creation Mike! The flowering bush is totally awesome too!!

So … when does the paint brush come out?! I’m such a nag.

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#15 posted 07-01-2015 07:57 AM

Thanks for those too kind remarks everybody.

Rob ‘Masterpiece’ is way over the top for this pretty humble project. However, if I ever run for president I would want you as my campaign manager. There are rain gutters but they don’t show up so good on the photo. The board that sort of lays on top of the roof at the edge from back to front is the diverter. We only have small windows on that wall and the same at the other end of the house.

This house design is called a ‘Jaer’ house which is historically unique to our district with the same name. It is basically a regular house with a lean-to at each end. In the old days people kept their sheep in the lean-to’s, but now they keep their children there, or a tv room in one and a sewing room in the other as in our case. There are lots of really old authentic houses like this around here, but ours is the modern version on the inside. The style looked pretty weird to me at first, but it has grown on me since then. Here is a photo of the front that shows the lean-tos at both ends. It is very hard to get a decent photo of the entire house because of the hedges. The building to the left is my workshop (with the green door) which is in the same building as the garage.

‘Stefang’ is my middle name combined with a G for my last name. There were so many Mike’s when I signed on that I had to use another name.

Greg I’m glad it’s over because now we just have time to paint it before some family guests arrive from America next Wednesday. The thumb is an artistic prerogative. Ok, just a thumb mistake.

Dave I did plan for the siding to match, but it wasn’t as good until I added the feet, so a little luck there.

Elaine Today I will be cleaning my shop getting rid of all the cut-offs (many more than you might think) and cleaning up. I’m not sure if my wife will be painting, but if not then I will put on the first coat tomorrow. We are promised one week of summer weather and then everything goes downhill from there. That means that our American guests will be arriving on the first cold, rainy day and they will only be with us a couple of days, too bad, luckily they are from California so this might be a welcome relief from the drought for them, at least I hope so!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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