I started building a hut in the garden. It’s really fun, but also quite hard as I am only using salvaged wood I have found in skips, so it’s a case of having to make do a lot of the time. Any advice gratefully recieved.
I wish I had a before picture. There are more here.
2 responses to “The Shed (part 1)”
You need decent base, something like a gravel which will allow the rain to drain away quickly.
Preferably you want the floor raising up above the gravel so it’s not sitting on damp ground: Dry floorboards will last a lot longer nd be harder for mice etc. to chew ther way in.
A slope to the roof will stop rain pooling on top but will increase the amount of rain reaching the base.
Thanks for the tips.
I have deliberatly kept the roof flat – you can see why in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pdvsI_yIDQ
Truth be told it’s really more of a veiwing platform than a shed, but it makes sense to use the space underneath if I can too.