Monday, 25 July 2016

The Shed Extension - part 9

Morning Folks

Its Monday morning and I am still exhausted. I spent all day yesterday on the shed extension  - 14 hours straight but I think that porogress has been significant.

The inside is now all clad and insulated.

The walls and ceilings have all been painted

The lighting is up but not connected

......and most importantly the cut through has taken place...albeit not in the place I intended. More on this in a minute.

If you want to go back to the previous post on this build head here...

As you can see in the above picture the new cabin is looking clean and white. In both this and the photo below the flourescent tube lights have been installed with the cabling attached. This will be connected probably next weekend

In the photo above you can see where I was intending to cut through. The green painted area. The window will be reclaimed to go on the front of the new shed.This area would need to be supported with extra pillars but on this side of the wall we are ready to go.

However the either side had a very large shelving rack which needed to come down. Clearing this took over 30 minutes and the only place all this lot could be stored was on the table..

How much stuff ???

 With the shelves down deconstruction could begin - cant believe that the crap on the table squeezed into this area.

Once the shelving unit was down I ripped off the hardboard facing and was confronted by the issue that the central roof beam in the middle shed was supported by the two uprights in the middle of the wall. My plan had taken a change of direction.

You can see this dilemma in the picture below. You can also see that the entry between the two sheds now lies to the right rather than the centre. The window has been removed and this space will be filled.

Cutting through was relatively straight forward with a jig saw. There are still some bits needed to be done with framing but otherwise the jobs a good un...

Next up building a SHED WITHIN THE SHED..or where I lose some of this space to Mrs Shed...

part 10 can be found here


  1. I have been following your progress....well done with this your shed is certainly going to be amazing. I am rather jealous and inspired to start building a hobby room myself.

  2. And you still managed to paint 360 Zulus in a month!

  3. Great job Mr. Shed! Have been following along with this project ... always great to get more gaming space (especially storage space) :-)

  4. Good heavens! It's coming along a treat. Yes, I am always amazed at just how much crap I can accumulate over the course of years.

  5. Hi Giles. I don't know how you manage to fit in life around wargaming. As far as Wargames sheds go I'm cheating. About to move house to a property with a large summer house. Guess what that is going to become!!

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