Tuesday, October 23, 2018

How to Build a Shed by Sally Coulthard (book review)

Writer and friend of Shedworking Sally Coulthard probably has the finest shed book CV in the world. Her backlist includes Shed Chic, Shed Decor, and Studio (not to mention other titles on everything from snow to hedgehogs). They're all excellent reads and her latest - How to Build a Shed - is no exception.

Written in collaboration with the artist Lee John Phillips, who is still drawing all 100,000 items in his grandpa's shed, and published by Laurence King [disclaimer: LK have also just brought out my The Writers Game], it is a heavily illustrated and practical guide for beginners, though more experienced woodworkers will also fine plenty to appreciate inside too. It covers everything, from essential tools and using a spirit level, through the entire build programme and right up to considerations such as installing a wood-burning stove. Clear, accessible and never patronising, it is not only this year's best handbook for people considering building their own garden office, it also has rather natty endpapers.

Sally was in the Telegraph at the weekend talking about the book and her shed (pictured bottom) which is a good read.

Tuesday posts are sponsored by Garden Spaces, suppliers of contemporary garden buildings, offices, gyms and studios, many of which do not require planning

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