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    I am in the fortunate position of having a few manky old sheds scattered round the garden, and the time has come to get them sorted out. I'll get some pictures tomorrow. It's going to be a bit random as I've just had to ram a shops worth of stuff under cover in a bit of a rush... Sot to break it down a bit


    The room over the forge..
    Currently this is just a big empty room. It's a bit too empty because it's only half boarded.. So plan is clean it up a bit, level up the round larch poles and board it out with some lovely old wide oak boards I've scrounged, then put in some new stairs and rack it out for stock to live there.


    The shed across the yard.
    This is in a bit of a state.. It has two stone walls opposite each other and the other two are currently rusty tin and rotten wood. The roof is also over ripe tin. Plan is to build block and stone walls to tie it all together, I have a couple of oak doors stashed away, so some new frames and hopefully scrounge some windows, then sort the roof out, get some electricity out there and rack it out for some stock..

    The Shoeing shop.
    This is next to the forge, and needs a new concrete floor, a new electricity supply for this and the forge itself, then there is an 4ft wide alley next to it which needs a door slapping in the end, roofing over and a decent floor then a window into the forge opening up into a door, it already has a door into the shoeing shop, and this will become a brighter tidier workshop to go with the forge. It's right on the side of the road so new doors and some heavy duty locks are in order. (ill need to make these doors as I have failed to scrounge any that big.

    Thats the urgent jobs... up the garden there are more sheds in need of work, but thats not so urgent...

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    Default Re: Patching up our old sheds

    Sounds like fun...i am still waiting for my man shed to get delivered and built.

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    Default Re: Patching up our old sheds

    This thread is useless without pics.

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    Default Re: Patching up our old sheds

    Quote Originally Posted by Reburner View Post
    This thread is useless without pics.
    Yebbut, it's dark....

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    Default Re: Patching up our old sheds

    Afternoon job then, get it done>

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    Default Re: Patching up our old sheds

    I should probably point out, the Shoeing shop is currently 'rammed to the gunnels' with shop things so until all the work is done, I cant have a workshop. motivation, see? The back wall of the Shed across the Yard was taken down by my Dad years ago 'because he wanted the stone... I thought it had fallen down so this is actualy good news as it means the foundations should be OK if they are still there.. when he took this wall down he just extended the shed over a path with tin and bodgery. It leaks and 'mice' seem to be getting in. this means I am breaking one of the cardinal rules of sheddery by making a shed smaller. But dryer, tidier and less minging.. There is a lot of crap in these sheds, Today I chucked out a truly rotten saddle. 'Chubs saddle'. Chub was one of the very few horses Dad looked after that was actually his, so he had to hang the sadlle up in a leaky shed for 50 years till it rotted away.. The saddle isn't a stand out item...
    Anyway today I've ordered 100 concrete blocks, Thursday we are off in search of some oak for door frames and possibly some galvanised windows. I'd love to do the work with lime mortar and proper wooden windows but it's a shed and I'm not overly flush, so that's not going to happen.
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    Ok the Shed across the yard..


    very scenic... about to fall over. This may be the least structualy sound 150 year old shed still standing... (touch wood.)

    But look closer, see the pathetic attempt at guttering? It runs water onto the wood work, and has done for ages.

    The back of this shed has a small extension.

    This is not overly well engineered.

    The acro and log I put in yesterday so I could take out the wormy stick that was resting on a sheet of asbestos right where I want to put the wall back..

    This shed still needs a little tidying.

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    Meanwhile, the other two.

    Forge on the right has one new door, the other half is fine. Shed on the left is the shoeing shop, needs everything but walls and roof.

    This alley used to have a door at the far end into the house. Once everything else is done, I might open that up again. Then again I might not.
    with a roof and a door, this will be racked out as a metal store.

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    Default Re: Patching up our old sheds

    Yay pics.

    Have you ever shoe-ed a horse?

    No, but I told a donkey to fuck off once.

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    Default Re: Patching up our old sheds

    Shed-tastic!

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    Default Re: Patching up our old sheds

    Here is a picture of my workshop.....

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    well damn, now I wanna see pics of the entire *estate*.... maybe aerial pics? As for the back yard work, I think the first thing I'd do is sort out the rampant shrubbery etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by chillitt View Post
    Meanwhile, the other two.

    Forge on the right has one new door, the other half is fine. Shed on the left is the shoeing shop, needs everything but walls and roof.

    This alley used to have a door at the far end into the house. Once everything else is done, I might open that up again. Then again I might not.
    with a roof and a door, this will be racked out as a metal store.

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    This morning a load of concrete blocks was delivered and then set up roughly where they will be needed and I've concreted the footings in where Dad took the wall out. I'm getting too old for all this labouring lark.

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    Souns like there should be a spring ride-out to Chez Chillitt for a mass shed renovation weekend.

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    Default Re: Patching up our old sheds

    And now, a blurry pic of the footings.

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