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Re: Workshop/shed

Post by Dwayne » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:47 pm

:thumbright:

I built a 10x12 shop a couple of years ago for my motorcycles with a corner reserved for my train workbench.

With the divorce in June... the entire house is now my train workshop. :lol:

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Re: Workshop/shed

Post by FWLR » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:33 am

Well Rik, you have got to have the best and biggest scratch build now.... :thumbright: :thumbright:

How the heck can we do better :roll: :roll:

Got to go now, getting so tired....Sorry. :(
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Re: Workshop/shed

Post by ge_rik » Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:19 pm

Dwayne wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:47 pm
:thumbright:

I built a 10x12 shop a couple of years ago for my motorcycles with a corner reserved for my train workbench.

With the divorce in June... the entire house is now my train workshop. :lol:
I think I'll just stick with the workshop for now....... :? ;) :lol:

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Re: Workshop/shed

Post by ge_rik » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:32 pm

The latest on progress. After a few trials and tribulations, not least on account of the vile weather in this part of the world, I've at last managed to get the roof on and the walls more or less clad. Now starting on the interior.

One day, it will be finished!
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Re: Workshop/shed

Post by Peter Butler » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:57 pm

Not only functional, but attractive too!
You had better fit a wife-proof lock on the door otherwise there is a chance of a takeover.
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Re: Workshop/shed

Post by invicta280 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:15 pm

There will be an outbreak of shed envy ! :D
Looks great.

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Re: Workshop/shed

Post by Dwayne » Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:15 am

:thumbright:

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Re: Workshop/shed

Post by FWLR » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:43 am

Love it Rik. Great shed and one that will be well used I am sure, especially when you get a pot belly stove in to keep your cockles nice and warm...
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Re: Workshop/shed

Post by ge_rik » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:23 am

FWLR wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:43 am
Love it Rik. Great shed and one that will be well used I am sure, especially when you get a pot belly stove in to keep your cockles nice and warm...
Ooohhhhh, vicar...........! (to quote Dick Emery et al).

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Re: Workshop/shed

Post by gregh » Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:07 am

You are certainly a man of many talents. Looks took good for a train workshop.
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Re: Workshop/shed

Post by tom_tom_go » Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:52 pm

That does look good Rik, you have done well given the recent weather!

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Re: Workshop/shed

Post by Lonsdaler » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:27 am

That looks great. Will you leave the weatherboard 'au naturel' or are you going to use a coloured preservative?
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Re: Workshop/shed

Post by ge_rik » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:56 pm

Lonsdaler wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:27 am
That looks great. Will you leave the weatherboard 'au naturel' or are you going to use a coloured preservative?
Trying to decide. I quite like the natural look and so may just treat it with preservative. All the timber is pressure treated, but I don't imagine an extra dose of Ronseal or something similar will go amiss.

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Re: Workshop/shed

Post by Peter Butler » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:33 pm

That looks a first class job of construction Rik, one which will give you years of useful service.
As you know, I have had my shed(s) in operation for some years now and many additions have been made to make life easier and more user-friendly. You might not think some are necessary or apply to you, but time will tell.
Firstly, I also covered the roof with felt as you have. The location of my shed is open to strong winds and driving rain which soon sorted out the inadequacies of the material, so a metal, box section, roofing sheet has now been added....
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I found that when I wanted to open my shed in the rain I was getting wet whilst opening the lock, (we need to look after ourselves at our age), so I built a porch as protection against the elements. It also makes a comfortable place to sit and enjoy the view.....
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When you visit your shed with a cup of tea/coffee in one hand and that new kit which just arrived in the post in the other, what you need is a shelf by the door....
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This also doubles as a wood store for my multi-fuel burner.
As for timber protection, your pressure treated timber should be fine for a while, although it should dry thoroughly before applying another coat of sealant. I use a coloured wood preservative with wax additive which remains flexible as the timber expands and contracts. I have doubts about products which form a hard skin as they can crack to allow water in, but hold it and not allow it to dry out naturally.
All of these things have been useful in my circumstance and may not be suitable for your needs, however, I have learned from my own experience which I gladly pass on to you.
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Re: Workshop/shed

Post by FWLR » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:43 am

Some excellent advice there Peter. Do I notice double glazing also and are they from a caravan...
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