Workspace expansion update 3

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 doddle 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 bolts 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.

And now to continue…..

The shed was originally much wider than I needed so there’s quite a bit of overhang with this roof.

  Those bike wheels will eventually be used for a bike trailer I’m planning on building.

That overhang needs dealing with or I’ll have no winter sun in the shed, so a quick bit of trimming is called for.

Very roughly measuring out the felt !!

That bath in the back ground will be used as a worm farm. I have one set up already. Worm farms are great as they produce a wonderful compost and a fantastic, rich black liquid fertiliser .

And now the felt is fitted. Sorry I was running out of time so I forgot to take snaps as I worked. I really need to get round to making a belt pouch for the phone. I’ll let you know how that goes !

I’ve managed to scrounge a load of flagstones so I’ll use them to lay the floor. I’m going to concentrate on just the sides for now where I’ll be putting the work table, and some shelving etc. I’ll use spare bricks to lay a central walking path that way any spare flag stones can be used for other projects.



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