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The Hidden Shed

  • Sheddie:

    Nick Alderson
  • Location:

    At the bottom of the garden - Oxfordshire
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    Shed Features

    I wanted more space than the garage space I "worked" in before we moved. The new house offered a space at the bottom of the garden, about 7 metres x 5 metres ! I built a 1/10 scale model of it for the shed builders so they knew exactly what I was trying to achieve with it.

    From the outside it looks like one of the net drying sheds in Hastings, black lap board and two windows. Very low key and you can hardly see it from the house. Discreet.

    Nearer to it you can see there is a single door and double doors. The single door is for the potting shed. My wife's domain. All the stuff for the garden. The double doors are just for those larger projects. Normally I just open one door. Inside there are different areas:

    The couch area, for contemplating or for guest seating.

    The work station, on wheels so it can be moved as required. With its own lighting. This also works as a table for nibbles and drinks when we have parties in there.

    On the back wall are all the tools and all their fittings.

    Further down at the back is the spray room area.

    The blue wall is where all guests are photographed, just for fun.

    Round to the right we have the bar. With two fridges and a cocktail preparation area. And from the outside you realise that the section of the shed with the two windows opens up to reveal the "TikiBar" with its bamboo front and all the usual bar junk that give it its character.

    And out come all the lights and the bamboo furniture.

    Other Shed info

    It has the internet so we can stream music for parties. And wow have we had some parties ! With bands playing !

    The telephone and the front door ring in the shed. I can see the front door from the shed so I know if I have to run to the door or ignore it.

    In the Summer obviously it is open as the Tiki Bar and palm tree holds one end of the hammock.

    First thing in the Summer mornings the patio area just catches the early morning sun. Perfect for the Sunday papers and a slow coffee.

    I fully insulated it so it's an all year round shed. And with everything being on wheels it cane reconfigured to suit what project or idea is developing.

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