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Finnbar says: I used to know a guy who tattooed LOVE across his left knuckles, but didn't tattoo HATE on the other knuckles because he was right-handed and realised he couldn't finish. Ever run out of skills or inspiration halfway through a job?

(, Thu 24 Jun 2010, 13:32)
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Shed Project
8 years ago I moved into a house and wanted to put up a shed at the end of the garden. But the end of the garden had been used as a bit of a dumping ground by generations of lazy bastards and had a little hill of soil and bricks and stuff.

Year 1: Occasionally go up to the end of the garden and look at the little hill, wishing it wasn’t there.

Year 2: Start Work!. Spend 2 hours digging into the hill. Realise this is a big job. Stop for Lunch.

Year 3: Occasionally go up to the end of the garden and look at the little hill, wishing it wasn’t there.

Year 4: Hire a mini-digger and remove the little hill, creating an unusual raised lawn in another part of the garden. Measure up for the shed, it’s all systems go.

Year 5: Think about putting a base down.

Year 6: Think some more about putting a base down.

Year 7: Get a builder to put a base down.

Year 8: I’ve ordered the shed! 10x12 feet of manly hidey-hole, It’s coming in two weeks and I can’t tell you how excited I am. Only took 2 more years than the London Olympics project.

As an aside if you ever have the slightest excuse to hire a digger, do it. It was just about the most fun I’ve ever had, and there was a surprisingly small amount of collateral damage.
(, Fri 25 Jun 2010, 12:08, 7 replies)
In Kent. Excellent place to play with all sizes of JCB. Er, I mean to take the kids to...
(, Fri 25 Jun 2010, 12:30, closed)
Should have got one of these!

These are ace! They're really quick to assemble and because water drains through them they avoid the potential problem of your shed sitting in a pool of water on the concrete and rotting from the ground up. You can still put one down on top of a slab so I'd seriously consider it.
(, Fri 25 Jun 2010, 12:34, closed)
favouritised. Pretty pretty pretty good.
(, Fri 25 Jun 2010, 12:48, closed)
thanks for the tip
(, Sat 26 Jun 2010, 9:56, closed)
Glad to be of help! I hope it works well for you. I've put my shed up on one and I'll be mightily cheesed off if it doesn't last for at least 20 years.
(, Sun 27 Jun 2010, 14:34, closed)
going from your past record
year 8 shead arrives

year 9 look at assembly instructions realise it's quite a bit of work

year 10 make a start on shead

year 11 re treat the shead parts before they rot

year 12 get a builder to assemle shed

(, Fri 25 Jun 2010, 12:39, closed)
Shed's are great.
Storage areas, garage area for bikes (of the motor variety in my case), haven from 'the missus', area to look at me of a garden and think 'Yup, must get around to doing something about that' before finding an interesting bit of wood to use one of your cool power tools on (this weeks favourite being a circular saw, before that it was an angle grinder).
(, Fri 25 Jun 2010, 13:10, closed)

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