WE always knew this didn't we!!

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Southern377
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Re: WE always knew this didn't we!!

Post by Southern377 » Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:26 am

Long live the SHED, Garage, refuge or whatever you call yours!......... and may all your projects prosper....

I'm off to clear mine out...........wonder how long the queue at the tip will be? could I sell it on ebay I wonder............?

Alan.

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Re: WE always knew this didn't we!!

Post by Ianphot » Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:30 am

Thinking of setting up a specialist barber shop in my shed - for over 40's with the long hair blind spot! But he has a point.

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Re: WE always knew this didn't we!!

Post by roger » Mon Feb 04, 2008 4:03 pm

My temporary shelter built six years ago by Sandy and myself has got to come down soon :( to make way for the extension(please lend me the money Northern Rock) :shock: . But there is a big positive. Part of the deal is a workshop/Garage the whole depth of the house so i can get at least one boat inside properly and Shoestrings wooden mast will be dry.
Just need to persuade the bankers(not rhyming slang) that I earn enough to borrow even more money to build it. :?
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Re: WE always knew this didn't we!!

Post by jpa_wfsc » Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:12 pm

We built bedrooms on stilts down the side of the house, giving a great space (30 foot long) to work in. Sadly I did not get the sides walled in so its tooo cold to work in in the winter! The walling project is in the list - - somewhere :-(

So I am shedless! Guess the attic sort of counts, as I have pillar drill and bench saw up there.
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Re: WE always knew this didn't we!!

Post by Pat » Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:55 pm

We've got the big double garage wide enough for 36's mast to sling along the ceiling but that's full of boxes galore, snooker table, piano, tools galore and a fat Merlin so the latest workshop added to the garage front is a mini marqee/temporary garage from Costco. It's a brilliant investment giving about 20ft by 10ft of space and with the addition of various weights and ropes to anchorages (including the towing eyes of my old Polo parked alongside) it stays put even in the recent high winds. The poles are about 3-4 inches diameter and the covering is a thick plastic and it's a hefty construction and it's high enough to get the camper in too. Sandy's been working in there building wardrobes for a customer this week.
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Re: WE always knew this didn't we!!

Post by chris » Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:14 pm

Well my little wooden shed has has two merlins, a topper, a bike, and bits. It's only small so one merlins hangs from a scafolding gantry. My workshop has severn pianos , Pat, and one under construction plus a couple of harps and a partridge in a pear tree (actually curtousy of Roger there's a pheasant and a woodcock hanging in the greenhouse) - trouble is I want to get the merlins in one at a time to put a couple of coats of varnish on the decks. The rowing boat is feelimg unloved in the garden this year.

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Re: WE always knew this didn't we!!

Post by neil » Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:50 pm

Sheds......you can't have enough.

We ended up building a 20' boatshed for the sailing canoes and kayaks (and about 10 assorted rolled sails, spare masts, booms etc)
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Then we built the loft.....another shed to put all the stuff that doesn't fit into the workshop or boatshed
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Plenty of room for more.
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Re: WE always knew this didn't we!!

Post by jonathan » Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:22 pm

I am a bit of a "shedist" and was given a book a few years back called Men and Sheds by Gordon Thorburn. A curiosity,a great read and surely an inspiration to us all. Buy and enjoy!

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Re: WE always knew this didn't we!!

Post by Ed » Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:11 pm

Feel left out.....don't have a shed!

my workshops are all inside on the bottom floor - we live above.

cheers

eib

ps sorry image is a bit big.....thought it was smaller and too lazy to change.
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Re: WE always knew this didn't we!!

Post by jonathan » Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:06 am

Oh, and don't forget its National Shed Week beginning July 7th so you will all need to get that old shed spruced up in case you get a surprise visitor!!!!

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Re: WE always knew this didn't we!!

Post by roger » Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:42 am

Next time Angie complains about the"shanty town" in our garden I will direct her to look at this thread and your pics inparticular Neil. Thanks all more ammunition for another shed.
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Re: WE always knew this didn't we!!

Post by Mary » Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:27 am

Hi sheddies, I think you need this link....
http://www.readersheds.co.uk/shedcat_winners.cfm

Good for a giggle. :)

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Re: WE always knew this didn't we!!

Post by Michael Brigg » Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:01 pm

My own opinion is that a very good form of mutual marital therapy is to show your shed to members of the opposite sex. A sort of a shed swingers club.

I am convinced there is money to be made in this as a form of "alternative therapy" although incoming government legislation will require practioners to be placed on a national register. Looks like another project there for Davidh?

I get to use the garage in the back garden as well as the potting shed but thats full of old childrens bicycles and tend to infiltrate the front garage when my wife's not looking. Like the bed I get booted out now and again and the car boot/back seat is quite a good buffer zone for stuff you can't quite let go of at the tip.

Oh, there's the childrens summer house as well. (good excuse that one for sneaking in a bit of extra space.)
I'm still working on the Attic for the sails. So much drier, less mildew in the cloth etc, but I need to earn some brownie points.
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Re: WE always knew this didn't we!!

Post by Garry R » Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:57 pm

Attics harbour mice!! The best place for sails is under the spare room beds!! Never go for one of these divan things - there is no space under them. The Scandinavians - a great seafaring set of nations - have (through IKEA) designed their beds specifically for sail storage, with bed frame and mattress!!

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