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Wheelhouse

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    Shed Features

    My shed is inspired by a typical wheelhouse onfishing boat of the 1960's. It is a reflection of my working life and leisure time with boats, fishing and the sea. Although it incorporated many features from a wheelhouse it has practical and functional features such as a table and folding bunk. Much of the wood used on the interior fit out came from a boat that I scrapped some years ago. Covering the insulated panelling are number of nautical charts of sea areas that I'm familiar with. A feature of the internal decoration is a number of half models of fishing boats made from original boatbuilders plans.

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    The Wheelhouse measures 6ft x 6 ft and uses a potting shed as a base. Extras include corrugated red roofing, extensions to the eaves, insulation, electricity supply, table, exterior protection with coal tar and shelving. My collection of bronze boatbuilders nameplates is displayed together with a number of ropemakers gauges.

    Attached is an Royal Navy style flagpole with gaff and cross spar. It is rigged in the traditional manner with hand spliced wire rope.

    The adjacent garden is planted with camellias to remind me of the lovely Cornish gardens in spring.

    It's where I do research, boat drawings, read and listen to Classic FM!

    There is a small paved area where I can enjoy outdoor cooking and enjoying the sunshine.

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