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It's the Shed of the Year! Answered

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To celebrate National Shed Week in the UK, a custom shed has been determined to be the Shed of the Year. It's a pub in a shed that was built by a man who had never built anything before. Pretty sweet to see that anyone can truly make something cool and worthy of some "of the Year" award.

The article also showcases another cool shed that was made up primarily of shipping pallets for 40 pounds. The only drawback is the lack of windows. OK, it's a huge drawback.

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ll.13 (author)2008-07-08

English stereotype there... =/

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fungus amungus (author)ll.132008-07-08

A stereotype reinforced by an English blog, that is. I just thought it was cool that someone who has (supposedly) never built anything before made a winning entry.

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Kiteman (author)fungus amungus2008-07-08

It may be a stereotype, but it's a truism as well. When our school got an allotment from the local council, no male teachers volunteered to help with it until they found out there would be a new shed in the corner. Seriously. I went to the Royal Norfolk Show - there were dozens of shed-makers displaying. I was invited to a BBQ by a friend - we spent the evening comparing sheds. The presence of a shed raises house-prices in the UK.

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Labot2001 (author)Kiteman2008-07-09

The presence of a shed raises house-prices in the UK.

I wish that was true in the US.

Dad keeps his toys in the 4-car garage. Last house we had a 3-car, the one before that was 2-car... See a trend?

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we have a 2-car and could'nt, for the life of me,Fit a half a smart car in there!!

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Kiteman (author)Labot20012008-07-09

It may be easier to move the people into the garage and the toys into the house...

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Rishnai (author)Kiteman2008-07-08

You should have seen the shed someone erected up in the mountains with what was obviously waste plywood from a construction site. The funny bit is, they built it outside the apartment building on the hillside. They stuck it right on the property line between our land and the apartment's land so it was unclear whose it really was, just in case the inspector came by and noticed the monstrosity. Odds and ends were sticking out every which way (no jigsaw to cut those off?!), nothing was square, and I thought if I sneezed hard enough, it would probably fall down. But several shoves proved that it was anchored well and just had so much plywood and nails that it would hold together. Wildest shed I ever saw!

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Zaphod Beeblebrox (author)2009-11-23

that's so cool! ,,i need a shed pretty bad,, *starts collecting pallets*

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Build A Shed (author)2009-11-16

Great shed there! Flexibility is the key. Start small and work your way up, though isn't that the first shed that guy made? That's pretty good going!

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Mr. Rig It (author)2008-07-11

I call it a Hooch and a very nice shed where you can drink beer comfortably.

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Kiteman (author)2008-07-08

That's not a shed! That's a summer house with a bar! Cool as that may be, real sheds have tools in them. Power tools. And a workbench. And odd collections of bits. And stuff that was stored in there for a few days (three years ago). And the occasional spider. And a proper British shed is a solitary place, one of the few places men can be old-fashioned-greasy-fingernail-pencil-behind-the-ear men. It's not a bedecked cocktail bar...

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Weissensteinburg (author)Kiteman2008-07-09

What about sheds that have primarily lawn equipment and the such?

Wikipedia says:
"A shed is typically a simple, single-story structure in a back garden or on an allotment that is used for storage, hobbies, or as a workshop. .."

I'd say drinking can be a hobby.

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jeff-o (author)Kiteman2008-07-09

I agree with your definition of a Shed. The one in that picture up there is a clubhouse.

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killerjackalope (author)Kiteman2008-07-09

Though another proud tradition to go with sheds is drinking a beer while a few a few of your mates help you build a seemingly pointless addition to the shed... Along with BBQ's that have soggy charred bangers for all...

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whatsisface (author)Kiteman2008-07-08

Not to forget the paint-stirring sticks.

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guyfrom7up (author)Kiteman2008-07-08

it looks more like a miniature house to me

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=SMART= (author)2008-07-09

That's not really a shed, more like a summer house. When i get a house/land i will build my own shed instead of buying it, that way it will be custom designed and "high quality" lol and is it me or is that shed on a slant??

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GorillazMiko (author)2008-07-08
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Kiteman (author)GorillazMiko2008-07-09

Look around my ibles - you'll see it. Small and untidy, it's nothing special, except to me.

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