Workspace expansion

I’m in desperate need of some kind of workshop space. A man cave as it were. Luckily I don’t have to ask permission to do it and I don’t have to feel like I’m being excluded from a house I’m paying for. One of the old timers down the allotment (funny how growing food is still largely a male pursuit) donated one of his old sheds so I’m extending one of my existing sheds.

Modern shed design is modular in nature which make it a dodle to adapt, the various sides simply bolt together so it’s a simple process of just replacing four bolts with longer ones. Which is of course the one bit I didn’t take photos of!! Here’s a top tip for you. Rather than buy specific bolts just buy threaded stud and the nuts to go with it. That way you can cut the stud down to the length you need once everything is tightened up.

With this extra space I’m looking at setting up a small basic carpentry workshop and a pit forge to do some metal bashing.

The existing shed.

The sides are up and the front is tacked on for stability.

Finishing off the front framing.

As you can see my carpentry is pretty basic. But then this isn’t supposed to last. It just needs to be up long enough for me to develop the real skills I need to do it properly.

 

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