s Overkill, Unique from Country garden owned by Andy Smale #shedoftheyear @holga_pics
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Overkill

More than £500

This is called overkill because it I got way too involved and carried away during the build process, using Cedar shingles, cedar siding, velux windows etc.

This shed started out as a project to add extra space to a tiny house. I wanted a workshop/studio but it also need to be able to store the usual stuff that goes into a shed.

Anyhow The shed is build from tannalised timber frames for the floor and sides. These are covered in breathable membrane to keep air circulating but water out. Cedar feather edge board covers the sides.

The roof has cedar shingles and because I needed extra light for photography, I installed a couple of Velux windows.

The whole thing was built by myself and my son, designing as we went.

I come from a long line of Sheddies, with my Paternal Grandfer having a home built carpentry workshop in his Garden. It was a proper shed and I can still recall the smells of linsead oil, creosote, metal tools and his ubiquitous Senior Service. On my Mothers side my Grandfather was a Railway man/ Market Gardener. He had two sheds, one for the garden and another that he occupied at the side of the railway whilst carrying out flagging duties. He made tea and toast on a paraffin heater. He often took me to work with him and so I spent time in the shed drinking tea, eating toast and watching the railway engines pulling endless trucks full of aggregate for the new M5 Bridge at Avonmouth. At home we had a small shed that was used as a workshop.

Year first entered 2013

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