My weatherboard shed

The finished product

In order to have a shed blog, I thought it might be worthwhile me actually having a shed to write about and let my readers know that my shed is in fact finished. So this blog is all about showing that the shed is finished and then moving onwards and upwards of the rest of the articles that I have been thinking about over the last few years of not blogging, during which time we also had some landscaping done and have improved the yard conditions you may have witnessed in my earlier writings/ramblings.

Weatherboard shed

My weatherboard shed

As you can see piece of dirt in the corner of the yard has been transformed into an amazing work of art, aka ‘my shed’. I did hear echos from the house, ‘dont spend too much money on that shed, we dont want to overcapitalise’ but how can the thought of overcapitalising be considered when the finished product looks like this!

The shed has changed over the last few years (as they do) and is now equipped with the standard items being:

  • Beer Fridge – the essential component of any shed, which should also be considered the ‘spare’ fridge ‘just in case our main fridge goes on the blink honey’!
  • Mower – This item adds the necessary petrol and grass aroma that helps a shed develop that ‘smell’ that all sheds get over the years
  • Tool boxes – continually updated with sale items and things that you will never get rid of just in case you need them in the future
  • Work bench – the first item I built in the shed and essential to any activities conducted in the shed
  • Cupboards – places of storage – generally started but cupboards removed from the house and ‘stored’ in the shed until such time the shed absorbs it never to release it back to the ‘house’
  • Home brew kit (not yet out of box) – A Christmas present of some years ago, however not one of the things I have got into, actually im scared to open the box for what may present… ok thinking of Yahoo Serious in the movie Young Einstein of 1988!
  • Door from the kids room that kept getting slammed so is being ‘stored’ until such time that a door is needed again
  • Pieces of timber – offcuts of timber framing and pieces of hardwood collected for small projects that are required along the way
  • Paint tins – although contrary to popular opinion, paint does not last forever however it never surprises me to find at least one paint tin in just about every shed I have ever gone into! I will get around to throwing those out one day!
  • The toolkit – those lucky enough to convince the ‘other half’ that a tool kit is an essential part of any household and should be up there with the likes of a vacuum cleaner or kitchen aid mixer and food processor – dont be tricked into buying something cheap as a good tool kit will last a lifetime!
  • A ladder – this item took me 12 trips to Bunnings to purchase, I dont know if I thought that if I went back again and again that the price of a ladder would somehow fall… it did not and I ended up getting a Bailey ladder that I do love and cost me around $350 bucks. In hindsight, I dont know why I thought I’d scrimp for a ladder but this thing has been a great addition to the family!

As per my previous post about allowing your shed to become the place of ‘short term storage’ I think I’ve held the line quite well, which was further evident when we held a garage sale recently, and anything out of place in the shed went to the driveway and was whisked away at 7am in the morning by those early bird garage sale freaks (sorry but true).

Ok on request, one last look at the shed in all its glory!

Thanks for reading!

Weatherboard shed

Shed in the setting sun!