Monday, October 23, 2006

Do it yourself shed blog

If you’d like to work in a shed but would rather go down the self-build route, and in particular want to make it environmentally friendly, take a look at an interesting new blog at Shedhead. I’ll be reporting back on its progress over the coming months as will The Shed magazine.

Most shedworkers buy their home office from a specialist company and only a few brave individuals build their own. But there is a third way. US-based Cedarshed Industries has launched the first home office flatpack kit, rather understatedly called the Ultimate Backyard Office. It measures 10’x12’ and comes with a smashing 9’x9’ deck and pre-shingled roof panels, pre-hung PVC Euroline doors and windows, and all the necessary bits and bobs including fairly detailed instructions. The free-standing shed, which costs around £8,000, is made of western red cedar and can be assembled in a day, though you’ll probably wonder why you still have two slats and eight screws left over. For more details go to their web site here.

This is the last post this week as I’ll be out of the country at the First International Conference of Shedworkers in Valencia until next Monday. Hasta pronto!

11 comments:

  1. Thanks for the link. Only problem I have with the cedar sheds is the continual upkeep.

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  2. Sounds like a nice shed but do you have any ideas for sheds made from recycled materials

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  4. It's great to find blogs like Shedworking. Interesting and informative reading. THANKS!

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  5. Shipping sheds from the US, doesn't sound very environmentally friendly...

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  6. Awesome. I think now I can build a shed by myself. thanks for sharing it.

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  7. Hay nice...

    As we know that to build a shes is a difficult job. But if we have a nice steel kit then it'll be easy to us to build a nice shed which suits to our need.Which also help us to save our time & as well as cost to build shed. And we will have a nice shed with awesome finishing.

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  8. This is going to be my project for the spring summer time. Been looking around for some plans to build a wooden shed, will bookmark your site as a reference, thanks.

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  9. Ha! I know this is an old article, but I just have to say - having two slats and eight screws left over is the only way ANY kit ever works! :)

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  10. Hi I would recommend the Elite range of sheds on Easy Shed or the Beast shed range on Beast Sheds for any job or storage requirement as they will last for years!

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  11. This is a great information for the people who are looking for building a shed. Thanks for sharing keep on updating the good work.

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