20th September
2009
written by Dom

There's more stuff in there than my old shed - which was three times the size

There's more stuff in there than my old shed - which was three times the size


love the contrast between office and shed here...

love the contrast between office and shed here...


I’ve done the back of the shed now (in stealthy shiplap), but spent most of today in a happy, contemplative stupor packing all my stuff into the shed… I took Clint Eastwood’s garage in Gran Torino as my benchmark – I love that movie, and it’s sad, but the garage is one of my favourite parts of it. I can’t fit a 1970′s Ford Gran Torino in there, but I don’t think I’ve done too bad.
I’ve managed to get everything that was in the old shed, plus the contents of under the sink (mostly car stuff – axle stands, t-cut etc), under the stairs (tools, drill bits and more car stuff). Very happy with the whole Santa’s grotto feel of it.
Plus (as you can see in the second photo) I love the way it’s hidden away in the sleek modern box… It’s kinda like visiting one of those minimalist houses you see in magazines, opening a cupboard and seeing a great pile of every day sh*te just fall out all over the floor (Kids toys, dog bones, wires, teenagers clutter – you know; the sort of stuff which always seems to be missing from these houses)- of course, it’ll be a while before the rest of the back yard looks like a clean, minimalist box, but I’m working on it ;-)
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2 Comments

  1. Tim
    03/10/2009

    Mate, looks superb, inspiration for my project which is just past the founds (base in, frame will be going up when the wind dies down a bit…).

    Like the roller door on shed! On Ebay looking right now…

  2. Dom
    03/10/2009

    Good stuff! Working on a set of plans at the moment to help people putting self-builds together. (Plans taking longer to put together than the shed however!)

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