A SHED OR A LIFESTYLE STATEMENT?

Shed - tiled

Only another door to make, some guttering and connection of electrickery and my work will be done … apart from some brick paving, laying of weed suppressant, a ton of pretty stones and a small garden wall … and then a massive clear-up. My esteemed clients keep waffling on about beer fridges and comfy chairs but they’ll have to wait a little while longer.
I don’t want to mention yesterday and the great glass debacle. Apparently my measurement skills need improvement. I blame the heat wave, the consequent sweat obscuring my vision and tape measures having very small writing on them. Still it got sorted out in the end … and, yes, I resorted to the healing powers of a small vodka [or two] in the evening.

9 Comments

  1. Posted July 27, 2012 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    That edifice is quite beautiful. I’m looking forward to the final effect with the brickwork and wall done.

    Vodka has amazing healing powers although I have found that rum does as well, especially when mixed with orange/peach/mango juice…. Sometimes a gingernut just isn’t strong enough.

    daddyp replied:

    Darn it … I should have tried dunking my gingernuts in vodka.

    archiearchive replied:

    Don’t you dare! Gingernuts should only be dunked in Rum! (When milk is not enough!)

    daddyp replied:

    Rum … even better … you’re soooo old and wise Archie.

  2. Posted July 27, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Permalink

    The shed is amazing! Great work! Is this your new hide out?

    Now and then I resort to the healing powers of vodka martinis. May need some healing power this evening.

    daddyp replied:

    I wish it was. I’m trying to persuade the TG that we need one. Her reaction so far has been “Another shed? I don’t think so.” I hope your evening turns out fine … *hic*

  3. Posted July 28, 2012 at 8:19 am | Permalink

    Hmm, you sound more and more like K. She always takes solace and drowns her sorrows (excuse cited ‘to cheer me up!’ in Vodka. Looking nice DP! Nice enough to live in as a matter of fact…..

    daddyp replied:

    Everything in moderation K *looks stern* … including sheds apparently [see comment above] … *sigh*. If you had a large field I’d be delighted to build you a new home.

  4. Posted July 28, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

    I have seen Granny Flats which are less luxurious that that mini-castle!

    daddyp replied:

    I’d live in it with or without a granny.

    archiearchive replied:

    You live in your current abode with a granny – – –

    daddyp replied:

    Lo, she is a terrible Goddess is a what!!!!?! … wash your mouth out!

  5. Posted July 29, 2012 at 12:07 am | Permalink

    Is it three windows and an additional door bay or four window bays planned? I regret not becoming your hermit years ago even more now.

    daddyp replied:

    The former … I ran out of wood to make the door although I do have the many hinges needed as it’s going to be of the stable variety.

  6. Posted July 29, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    it’s lovely! Please tell me you’re going to paint it Grey? We had a dramatic reading from the “50 Sheds of Grey” website at our pub night last week – it was quite fun! May become a regular event – until we’re thrown out, anyway!

    daddyp replied:

    I love 50 Sheds of Grey … and no, it isn’t being painted at all. It will go grey naturally though … will that do?

  7. Posted August 9, 2012 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    The bolt doesn’t close anymore. Apart from that it’s shedtastic!

    daddyp replied:

    Didn’t I see Bolt at the Olympics? I’ll have a word with him.

    Somnambulist replied:

    Last seen at 3.30am in a nightclub with the Swedish handball team….

  8. Matt
    Posted April 20, 2015 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    Good afternoon
    Shed looks amazing and we are going to copy as best we can, if possible. Would you have a brief description of the materials you used if possible.
    Would be gratefully appreciated

    Many thanks – Matt

    daddyp replied:

    Always a tad tricky to know what’s spam or not. Anyhoo, all wood just tanalised softwood, feather edge, 4×2 structural timbers etc. If left, it’s slightly green, it just goes a nice grey colour. The nibbed tiles came from a reclamation company, I think from Poland about 50p a tile. The glass was standard laminated. Done for a friend (almost at cost!)

    Matt replied:

    That’s brilliant many thanks for this, didnt know if you used any oak for the uprights. Did the roof require many roof trusses and were these also made by yourselves ? It looks brilliant and would love to copy as much as we can, we initially thought the glass were UPVC doors they look that good

    Thanks again for your help

    daddyp replied:

    Traditional 4×2 rafters and ties. 6×1 facias and ridge board and doors. One lumpy 6×6 (left of ‘porch’ for show). All tantalised soft wood as I said before. Windows just panes using putty! … and some silicone sealer. Good luck.

  9. Somnambulist
    Posted April 21, 2015 at 7:07 am | Permalink

    All done for the price of a packet of gingernuts. Quite amazing really. Did we trademark ‘Shedio’?

    daddyp replied:

    Good quality gingernuts though and no we didn’t! Dammit! *rushes off to patent shoe leather office*

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