Upcycled critall windows and old pallets form the basis of The Pentagon. It is a home made five sided design based on the length of scaffolding planks and the size of the wrecked window frames we used. Combined with hours and hours and hours of lockdown labour through the winter months of 2020, we slowly brought The Pentagon to life as a fantastic shed, ski lodge, outdoor office and log burning cosy snug.
Our first ever shed build, we decided to try and use loads of recycled materials to make a great shed in the garden.
The original design was based on the length of scaffolding boards and 5 rotting critall windows which we wanted to upcycle into our five sided shed so we could see the views from our garden.
We repaired all the rotting window frames, then cut and fitted 28 new glass panes ourselves using old glass which we got from friends and neighbours.
We spent hours burning all the outdoor wood using our version of the 18th Century Japanese shou sugi ban to create the matt black finish you can see which helps the shed blend into the background.
The Pentagon also features a unique legless office desk designed, welded and built by our son (his first ever furniture project).
We converted loads of old pallets into the indoor cladding and added dimmer lights inside and out to get that old "ski lodge" look.
We added multi-layered decking to sit around the fire in an evening and an overhanging roof as a shelter for rainy days.
All we need now is for Lockdown to end and we can have family and friends round to enjoy The Pentagon at its best.