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Front view from across the garden of shed - The Off Cut Shed, Norfolk The front wall made of cord wood, 18 The front window. of shed - The Off Cut Shed, Norfolk The main door - this is made from The side door, made from offcuts, its a stable door. of shed - The Off Cut Shed, Norfolk The side door with the top open of shed - The Off Cut Shed, Norfolk The side door from the inside of shed - The Off Cut Shed, Norfolk The stable door with the top open viewing from the inside of shed - The Off Cut Shed, Norfolk The back wall. The large windows are made from plastic roofing panels, spare from the conservatory roof. of shed - The Off Cut Shed, Norfolk The back wall, gives an idea of the size. This will be space for the sea kayak (and other kayaks that the wife doesn't know about yet!!) of shed - The Off Cut Shed, Norfolk Side wall, giving a close up of the off-cuts of shed - The Off Cut Shed, Norfolk While washing up I accidently broke the plate from the micro-wave, my wife suggested that it could be a nice window, so here it is! of shed - The Off Cut Shed, Norfolk Outside view of the back wall, not exactly straight!! of shed - The Off Cut Shed, Norfolk Looking through the honey suckle arch to the side door of shed - The Off Cut Shed, Norfolk The first of a few bird boxes. I've left some large gaps under the eaves and the plan is the add bird boxes in the gaps. of shed - The Off Cut Shed, Norfolk The main door has an off-cut of red glass in the centre. of shed - The Off Cut Shed, Norfolk Inside view of the front wall. There's a place built for the mug of tea. of shed - The Off Cut Shed, Norfolk Another shot of the inside, I've still to actually build the tool cabinets, work benches etc. of shed - The Off Cut Shed, Norfolk Inside the Shed of shed - The Off Cut Shed, Norfolk Another view of the inside of shed - The Off Cut Shed, Norfolk Sea kayak storage of shed - The Off Cut Shed, Norfolk A small hatch on the side wall, directly opposite door on the other. If I ever need to cut a very long piece of wood - drop the hatch and feed the wood through. of shed - The Off Cut Shed, Norfolk Photo 23 of shed - The Off Cut Shed, Norfolk View through the hatch to the other door. Should be able to cut a 15 to 20 foot piece of wood with ease (if I can lift it!) of shed - The Off Cut Shed, Norfolk Starting to build the work bench. 4x4 garden posts used for the legs, old scaffold boards for the shelf and the top, well 12ft x 3 in x 9in, 3 of them together, of shed - The Off Cut Shed, Norfolk All my tools are stored on Photo 27 of shed - The Off Cut Shed, Norfolk Photo 28 of shed - The Off Cut Shed, Norfolk

The Off Cut Shed

  • Sheddie:

    Mark Humphrys
  • Location:

    The corner of the back garden - Norfolk
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    • Cost of shedbuild:

      More than £1000
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    Shed Features

    This shed is made almost entirely from off-cuts, either cord wood for the main wall, or small sections from the off-cuts from the manufacture of roofing trusses. It also has off-cuts of stained glass, small bits of perspex and a broken micro-wave plate for windows. The shed has two purposes: one to store my sea kayak, and secondly it will be a workshop where I can do carpentry etc.

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    The approx dimensions are 22ft long the front, roughly 10 ft wide and 9ft high at the front dropping to 7 ft at the back. The logs for the front of the shed came from a kindly neighbour who had a lot of trees cut down. They cost a box of chocolates to say "Thank you". The mortar that holds the cord wood in place is made up from the sand, clay, chalk, gravel and soil that I dug out when I sunk a 14 ft well in the garden. This was mixed with cement. The wood off-cuts for the rest of the shed comes from a roofing manufacturer. They put all the off-cuts out in bins for firewood for donations to the local children's hospice. I would load up the back of the car with the off-cuts. All-in-all I've probably spent about £100 on donations for the wood. The things that I could not find suitable salvage for was roofing panels and the roof trusses themselves, so these I had to buy from the timber merchants. The floor is a concrete one. The other big expense is screws and glue to stick all the off-cuts together, silicon sealant to seal up as many of the gaps as possible, and wood preserver to protect the wood as much as possible. Total cost is just over a thousand pounds. I've only just finished the actual shed, I still have to work on getting the inside set up with work benches, tool cabinets etc

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