Category: | Workshop/Studio
This is still very much a work-in-progress, but thought I'd give a bit of a progress report on the shed upgrade that I'm currently doing.
The original shed was 6m x 3m, and with all the woodworking tools etc it was getting very cramped. In some videos (which I shoot for my blog/podcast) I literally had to move sideways between tools etc just to complete a shot - not enjoyable for me, and really wasn't an sustainable situation.
So I've torn the whole thing down to the concrete slab, poured extra concrete around and rebuilt.... still nothing particularly huge, but 8m x 4m is significant for me. (Plus about 300mm extra head room, and that is significant, seeing as I kept having to duck!!)
Prefab sheds cost way too much, and a nice timber shed would be just way too costly, as much as I'd love one. So I went scavenging around the demolition yards, and bought about 100m of wall/roof tin (galvanised iron) that used to be factories etc, and a stack of treated 2x4 pine (100mm x 50mm), and started rebuilding. (The tin from the original shed was reused to clad 3 of the walls).
Of course, I have way too many tools to rehouse, so I had to tear down the original shed, and rebuild around them. Tricky.
It still isn't finished - need some more guttering, some power and lighting, a new door (I haven't gotten there yet!), and a LOT of cleaning up (and some functional dust extraction!!). But it is coming together, and it's sure looking the part.
Below is the original description, most still is true, with a few obvious, now dated descriptions. However, I'm sure a lot of it will quickly describe the shed accurately again, as the sawdust reaccumulates!
Stuﾒs Shed is just that - a humble 6m x 3m tin shed on a suburban block in Melbourne. It may not be much, but it is mine! As I see it, the shed is a tool, just like any other contained therein, and I do what I can with the tools that I have.
It is primarily a woodworking workshop, packed to the gills with possibilities (and sawdust). As I have put it in the past:
"The state of my shed has been bothering me for quite some time now. Iﾒm sure it is no different to many other sheds (although probably a lot more crowded, given its intended purpose), and it is simply obeying the laws of entropy. I do intend to give it a huge cleanup, but somewhere buried in the shavings is the time that I need to do it, lost in the detritus of years of shed neglect."
The shed is also the physical extension of the virtual (shed), StusShed. I also have a podcast (video) on all things woodworking - techniques, tips, product reviews, new tools etc through iTunes which is linked to the Stu's Shed blog.
Year first entered 2008
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