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My Shed

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Monsieur Remings, 10 Aug 2012.

  1. Monsieur Remings

    Monsieur Remings Über Member

    Location:
    Yatton UK
    Well, after a period of uncertainty; of damp and repeated bitumen failures, today, tonight I toast my shed! Back from the dead thanks to the efforts of my step-father and my brother who put it right with much expertise and Onduline whilst I was at work myself. This really is a case of Rome was built in a day and I'm so glad, I thought I'd begin a thread on what some may consider, perhaps wrongly, that last bastion of boyishness, of chauvinistic endeavour - for what is a 'man' without his shed..?

    Not only do I look forward to hours of fettlery and other indulgences but it becomes my own private place once more beyond the reach of children and the fairer half. Luckily my other half hates spiders and within a few weeks added to this will be the healthy stench of empty beer bottles, the eclectic clutter of cds lying about the place, the reek of GT-85, oil and a healthy sprinkling of bike parts. I've already even 'created' a problem that needs 'sorting' such is the love affair about to be once more.

    So, pictures will follow and perhaps a sofa and a DVD player too, but do any other cyclechatters feel this way about their beloved sheds? Is it a place that you too visit to be alone in the solace of your own fettledom? Is the shed truly the best room in the house? And perhaps whilst others see the ultimate status symbol in the shape of a Mercedes or a Lexus, do you too agree that the only status symbol that really matters, is having a beer fridge in the heart of the home?
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  2. defy-one

    defy-one Guest

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    Couldn't agree more. It's the one place no one else uses. It's 80 feet down the bottom of the garden. Has power.has fridge.has beer :becool:
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  3. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    Location:
    lost somewhere
    A shed is simply paradise. Much better than a "Man Cave". A great place to have a quiet smoke too, if I recall correctly.
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  4. Piemaster

    Piemaster Über Member

    Location:
    Hull or Brazil
    Good.
    But once you have a shed you can build yourself something a bit more interesting
  5. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    Location:
    lost somewhere
  6. dave r

    dave r The Little Diesel

    Location:
    Holbrooks Coventry
    Sadly my sheds are no more, much affected by rot they were beyond saving so I'm shedless until the new one arrives. At the moment the house looks like steptoes yard, I'm half expecting to come into the house and find Harold and Albert on my settee with mugs of tea in their hands, with shed contents piled in the dinning part of our through lounge, the box room and anywhere else we could find room.

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  7. Monsieur Remings

    Monsieur Remings Über Member

    Location:
    Yatton UK
    Like it Dave r. The house is the shed.

    You truly are a liberated being.
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  8. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    Location:
    lost somewhere
    Dave, I feel your pain.:sad:
    Edit: after MR's post above, perhaps that should be "I feel your joy"
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  9. Monsieur Remings

    Monsieur Remings Über Member

    Location:
    Yatton UK
    Zen Sheddism I'd go as far as saying, Slow.
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  10. TonyEnjoyD

    TonyEnjoyD Über Member

    I had a full extra long garage all to myself, then the kitchen got extended, lost 3m of garage.
    The remaining year the rest of the garage was converted into a bedroom for my disabled son so me n my bits were relegated to a new metal shed unfortunately just big enough to store all my gear, gardening stuff and two bikes.
    My Workshop is the huge kitchen when I can.... No escape zone :sad:
  11. Monsieur Remings

    Monsieur Remings Über Member

    Location:
    Yatton UK
    But, there must be opportunity here too Tony? I'm talking filthy grease ridden cassettes and chains in the dishwashing bowl, degreaser and MUc oFF in place of Fairy? I sense this is yet another problem that can be turned about existentially?

    Perhaps 'Shed' is a state of mind?
  12. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    Location:
    lost somewhere
    There are limits to this spiritual journey. Cladding your house with B&Q shiplap and annointing it with Salolins perhaps goes too far...?
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  13. Monsieur Remings

    Monsieur Remings Über Member

    Location:
    Yatton UK
    There is no such thing as 'going too far' Slow, at least not in the eyes of innovators such as Tony and Dave. For them, enlightenment has already attained its perpetual status within the very foundation of the home itself... gurus they are.

    From then on - sadolin or creosote, concrete or carpet, is of minor irrelevance along the transcendental path.
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  14. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    Location:
    lost somewhere
    { enters his temple shed backwards}
    I am not worthy, oh Master....
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  15. Berties

    Berties Fast and careful!

    I have two sheds to store bikes,one large very secure block built work shop with covered area out side,where the good bike lives ,and 150 foot from the house is my large fully lined and insulated summer house with sofa bed,full Internet and tv home from home ,it also has a full size punch bag for those temper tantrum moments
  16. threebikesmcginty

    threebikesmcginty charmless nerk

    Location:
    Lost Highway
    I'm sans shed at the moment, had 4 at the last house including a 12 x 18' bohemoth what I made. I have plans for more sheddery but all in good time.
  17. I have four sheds, two at home and two at allotment, each of them has been moved at least twice, some many more times. I'm building the next one on wheels.

    When I say 'mine' they're my wife's really :smile:


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  18. Night Train

    Night Train - Maker of Things - Gothic Arch

    My Dad, who got a workshop in the basement as part of the granny flat, took over my shed as a second workshop!

    I converted my front room, with big bay window, into my shed/workshop, and then did likewise with the front room of the basement. We now have two 'man rooms' each!:thumbsup:

    I will be converting one of the guest rooms into a design studio for Arch so she gets a 'shed' too.
  19. defy-one

    defy-one Guest

    My wife is actively encouraging me to buy another shed purely for the bikes :she's a keeper :biggrin:
  20. dave r

    dave r The Little Diesel

    Location:
    Holbrooks Coventry
    Nice one lads ^_^^_^. In reality the house and the shed should not be combined, the place for the shed is at the bottom of the garden, and it should be the place for storing the stuff you will never use again, your bikes, your gardening stuff and of course it should be your retreat and your place to fettle, combining house and shed has drawbacks and should only be done by those that live alone. ^_^