Workshop & Storage Shed

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Thanks Mark, I chuckle a bit, it's completely out of style with the house and garage but it's the style I would choose if I built a shack to live in on my imaginary off grid/self sufficient block of land, so it's a bit of a self indulgent project.

Costs... slab was $1000, and I'd guess the rest of materials like timber and screws might be around $1000, I even bought a new cordless drill for $200, so i'm guessing it might be a total of $2500 ? Still a fair bit of money, but as you say have saved a fair bit along the way. From the standard garden sheds I looked at I think a 5m x 3m shed may have cost me $3000 to $5000? (with a slab)

I wanted the big door space for good access, I plan to make double doors, timber frame with corrugated tin, one can be closed all the time and one used for access, and on Saturday morning I can open both a sit there with a coffee and watch the chickens :cheers:... I don't mind "sit down time" in the garden looking at how awesome everything is.

In my new workshop I plan to build bee hives, wakeskates (like a wakeboard with no boots) and old wooden signs.
 
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Awesome work Stevo. Very nicely done. :)

The look of it is perfect for your shack idea. It's very shack-like and humble.
I love the way there's a beer bottle sitting on the bench. It's a nice touch.

Looking forward to seeing the projects you have planned to do in the workshop. They all sound pretty interesting.
 

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I had a bit of a break over Easter, but this last weekend I did some more, .....I have doors! I made a full frame in place and then cut it in half. The right door has a bolt top and bottom, and the left door is the main one that hinges open first. I've used a normal house door handle/lock set so it has a key. I also have a tap on the side, you can see it when the doors are closed. This comes from the water tank and is only gravity fed at the moment.


 
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cheers Mark, yeah pretty happy with it, but with anything custom made it's a heap of little fiddly work and make it up as you go along kind of thing. Still a heap of little things to finish off, but I never finish anything, I just get it to a useable stage and then go on to the next project :blush:
 

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Wonderful effort Stevo, I can only hope mine turns out that well. Thanks for sharing it.. Aww you are getting into bees Stevo?
 
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Heh, great job. Did you install skylights or is there enough light there already?
 
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hrm, Good point, I just looked at the photos don't show the skylights. I'll get some new photos. But yes, there's skylights and they provide heaps of light to work with.

I've also put a back door in where a window used to be