Dawn of the shed – part 4

Firstly Hello Jade. Jade is one of my clients who follows this blog via email and has been enjoying the DOTS (Dawn Of The Shed) posts very much.

Secondly I had my afternoon free so guess what? That’s right, more work on my beloved shed hehe.

I think I might be a tad obsessed with this 1:1 project.

Today I got the window ($10 window haha) in.

I’m not sure why but it felt kind of momentous to get it in. The section of wall below is a little warped so that was a bit of a struggle but, again, the aesthetic I’m going for (because I kind of have to) is rustic hehe.

The wood panels directly to the left of the window are more fence panels that I picked up last week.

We are in lockdown here again so salvaging and scavenging materials might be a slower process or even come to a complete halt. I am still working but there’s a lot of rain so I could be home anyway.

Don’t stress about those gaps in the slats. My plan is to use some black plastic (supplied by another mate of mine) and then insulation batts.

I worked until the natural light ran out and I’m quite pleased with what I achieved this arvo.

The only power tool I’m using is my trust DeWalt cordless drill. I do have a circular saw but I prefer the hand saw to be honest.

Next is more frame building and cladding for the walls.



23 thoughts on “Dawn of the shed – part 4”

    1. Haha a bit of elbow grease is good for you love. I dunno I just get a better and more accurate cut with a handsaw. Plus there’s something to be said about using your own muscles and movements to create something. Yeah… crazy haha

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  1. Great progress Luke, that view is stunning, and will provide some good natural light in your shed. Good call on the plastic liner inside to make it waterproof.

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  2. If you come across any plastic roofing sheets (The cellular polycarbonate stuff), I’ve found that they make excellent gap fillers at ground level. You can dig them into the ground and not worry about them rotting or being burrowed into by insects. Spiders nest in the ends, which helps keep flies at bay, and the cells will presumably be too small for any huge eat-your-face-off southern hemisphere spiders. do you have those in New Zealand, or is it just Australia?

    Regards, Chris.

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  3. There’s something about using a handsaw for this kind of work isn’t there? It feels more “natural” somehow. Power tools are fine in their place but when it comes to sawing something up give me a bit of elbow grease any day.

    My parents have a car-port a lot like yours, I drove past it the other day and found myself wondering about where I could get my hands of a lot of free planks… If they wake up one morning and find they’ve got a shed instead I’ll tell them to blame you!

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