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Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: Designing and building a true Australian Shed - its finished!
« Reply #30 on: May 24, 2017, 11:38 PM »

It's taken a while, health issues and a house sale seemed to continually get in the way, but yesterday it was finished. Well apart from some minor landscaping.

It is not yet the true Australian Shed, that will take time as the elements are left to do their thing. I have surprised myself at the amount of recycled or repurposed timber, corrugated iron and zincalome I was able to use. The purchased materials mainly consisted of cement, gal stirips, bolts, tech, batten and treated pine screws, Penatrol and  paint, hinges, catches etc. and hooks. The only new timber was the newer doors. Oh and some dominos and glue for them too.. For example, the 'floating' shelf was a repurposed garden shed door made around 30 years ago by the father in law.

Thankyou to all who read this thread and particularly those who contributed - @Kev , @Tinker@jobsworth , @Locky , @Holmz , @iamnothim , @Festoolfootstool , @Bert Vanderveen  , @Jbmccombe , and @Richard/RMW.
« Last Edit: May 25, 2017, 06:45 AM by Untidy Shop »
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Offline iamnothim

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Re: Designing and building a true Australian Shed.
« Reply #31 on: May 24, 2017, 11:43 PM »
Now That is one Righteous Shed.
Well done!
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Re: Designing and building a true Australian Shed.
« Reply #32 on: May 25, 2017, 02:50 PM »
Nice shed Buddy looking good, even if it doesnt have a stripper pole in it and keg or 2
Calif Here I come Baby

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: Designing and building a true Australian Shed.
« Reply #33 on: May 27, 2017, 01:52 AM »

@iamnothim
Thanks for your kind remarks.
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Nice shed Buddy looking good, even if it doesnt have a stripper pole in it and keg or 2


@jobsworth
Thanks Ron.
I thought you might want to purchase one of these for your US garden shed and before you leave the UK.  [big grin]

« Last Edit: May 27, 2017, 01:54 AM by Untidy Shop »
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Re: Designing and building a true Australian Shed.
« Reply #34 on: May 27, 2017, 07:33 AM »
Yea buddy, Id put that by my front door of my house
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Offline DB10

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Re: Designing and building a true Australian Shed.
« Reply #35 on: May 28, 2017, 02:41 AM »
That's a very useful shed and looking very, dare I say tidy.
 The only thing I might add, you might have already thought of it, would be a facia board to protect the end grain and just finish it off.

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Re: Designing and building a true Australian Shed.
« Reply #36 on: May 28, 2017, 05:24 AM »
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That's a very useful shed and looking very, dare I say tidy.
 The only thing I might add, you might have already thought of it, would be a facia board to protect the end grain and just finish it off.

Thanks @DB10
As you might have noted from earlier photographs the origional Shed did have a 150X25mm Treated Pine Facia. I took it off intending to replace it with a longer length. Then I sort have begun to like the 'naked' no facia look. You are right, I should put on a facia and even have the timber. For the moment there is good quality paint on that end grain but for how long?! I will think it over during next week.

I also intend to install a solar powered  shed light in the near future.
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Re: Designing and building a true Australian Shed.
« Reply #37 on: May 29, 2017, 10:55 AM »
@Untidy Shop, Wood a good logger's wax do the trick for you.  As the wood dries out, the paint will shrink  and crack.  The loggers wax will be flexible enough that it does not crack as the wood shrinks.
That way, you can keep the appearanceyou were (are) looking for.

You have managed to keep the essence of antiquity and haphazardness, but also the tidiness you are trying to retain.  You have done a really nice job on all points.
Tinker
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