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Wehttamman asks: My dad and I once built a go-kart from chipboard, pram wheels and an engine from a lawn mower. It didn't work... so tell us about your favourite things you've made, and whether they were a triumph or complete failure.

(, Thu 11 Oct 2012, 12:00)
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I made this in 2007 for my daughter's birthday. Got the plans from a Garden Projects DIY book, modified them a little, and built it effectively from scratch over the course of a couple of weekends. Five years on and it's still standing.

It's not a shed, by the way!

(, Thu 11 Oct 2012, 14:08, 20 replies)
It looks
like a shed to me.
(, Thu 11 Oct 2012, 14:13, closed)
Well, yes
It looks like a shed. That's why I made sure to specify up front that it's not.
(, Thu 11 Oct 2012, 14:17, closed)
It is a shed

(, Thu 11 Oct 2012, 14:17, closed)
Oh no
it isn't.
(, Thu 11 Oct 2012, 14:20, closed)
Oh yes
It isn't! ;-)
(, Thu 11 Oct 2012, 14:25, closed)
Oh no it...
Wait a minute - I see what you're trying to do here..
(, Thu 11 Oct 2012, 16:15, closed)
Nice shed.

(, Thu 11 Oct 2012, 14:50, closed)
If it's a shed
it's a very gay one
(, Thu 11 Oct 2012, 15:28, closed)
If it was a shed...
...and I'm not saying it is, but if it was, it'd be a girls shed. On account of being built for my daughter, and all that.
(, Thu 11 Oct 2012, 16:15, closed)
technically it's a summer house
as it has a front window and a verandah.
(, Thu 11 Oct 2012, 16:42, closed)
Nice. I wish I could make stuff

(, Thu 11 Oct 2012, 17:19, closed)
Making stuff
is a lot easier than you might expect. There's nothing particularly complicated about that playhouse. A lot of 90 degree cuts, a few at other angles, some screwing, some nailing, and a fair bit of paint.
(, Thu 11 Oct 2012, 18:04, closed)
Yes, but do you have a shed as well?

(, Thu 11 Oct 2012, 17:31, closed)
Now that you ask...
Yes, a decent 5x3m brick shed, actually.

It looks like this (only a lot less tidy now) :

I didn't build it, although I did help put the roof on, and I built the workbench and one or two other bits 'n' pieces inside.
(, Thu 11 Oct 2012, 18:02, closed)
Looks like
a small stable. Any horse big enough to poke its head through that window would be too big for it though.

Perhaps it is a stable for a baby giraffe?

Then again, no bolt or second latch on the door though...
And no hay. You can clean a stable as much as you like, but there will always be hay.
(, Fri 12 Oct 2012, 0:23, closed)
Although I know it isn't a shed, what book did you use? I'm about to build an 8' x 8' shed and I've taken to going to the local garden buildings place with my tape measure and camera!
(, Fri 12 Oct 2012, 9:44, closed)
The book is
Step by Step Garden DIY by A & G Bridgewater. Here's an ebay link to someone else's copy (for reference - not suggesting you have to buy it or anything) : www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Step-By-Step-Garden-DIY-A-G-Bridgewater-/310457714959?pt=Non_Fiction&hash=item4848b8c90f
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