The main structure is wood and OSB and it is clad in old corrugated metal sheets and reclaimed roofing slates. I have tried to re-use scrap wood and offcuts wherever possible in the build, to this end the window frames are made from a broken table, all the windows are skip finds and the deck is made from scaffold boards. It is currently being used as a gym. My wife and I are both mad on Scuba Diving and the sea in general, so I am slowly but surely covering interior walls with murals based on my favourite sealife. It helps to hide my terrible plasterboard jointing skills.
I built it all by myself over a five week period.
I called it the Tommy Walsh experience as a tribute to the man himself. When people ask how I know how to make things such as this shed, and I tell them by watching Tommy Walsh, no one ever believes me, but it's true.
In a time before the internet and YouTube there was only Tommy Walsh and his always informative and entertaining television programs, programs such as Challenge Tommy Walsh and the Reclaimers, which used salvaged materials to make usable, good looking furniture, years before it became fashionable.
I have moved house several times in the last twenty years and to be honest Tommy and his team of talented craftsmen, such as Alan Herd and Will Mocket have taught me loads and saved me a ruddy fortune in builder's fees. With their help I have built and fitted kitchens, bathrooms and fire places to a pretty high standard, if I do say so myself .If by any slim chance I am fortunate to win I would like to donate half of the money to Bowel Cancer UK and the other half to the Shark Trust. I have recently found out that Tommy Walsh, after his own battle with cancer is supporting the NHS, raising awareness for bowel cancer, plus my wife's Dad died from it and her brother is also struggling with it, so it makes sense to give them something The Shark Trust, which I have been a member for several years, are a smal, UK charity concerned with the conservation and protection of sharks and rays internationally, so it would be great to help them out too. I am also happy to report the space beneath the floor is serving very well as accomodation for hedgehogs. If we liten to music or podcasts whilst in the shed they start grunting and chuffing until we turn it off. Its the hedghog equivalent of banging on the ceiling with a brush.