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Workshop by JakobS posted 09-17-2018 09:40 AM 1386 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Great Britain

I started building my swedish style summer house two years ago, based on what I liked when we lived in Sweden. Most of the houses there are built of wood and painted in lovely colours. Since we moved to England I started woodworking, about 5 years ago. My first project was a workbench and then I started gathering more tools. At the time I had space for woodworking in the house we lived in and since we moved house I had to build something outside. I thought back of the nice houses in Sweden and so started building something of the sort. I used handtools like saws, planes and shooting board to practice skills and two cordless drills to drill and screw it all together. It took much longer than I thought, in my mind it was done quickly! But not so in the real world, haha. This effect is still fooling me from time to time but at least I am having great times building and making things with hand tools.

Halfway through the build we had to move house again and so I took it apart and moved it along. For some reason I made wall panels, two per wall, perhaps an unconscious foresight? I made the wall panels small enough to carry with two people and so they ended up in our new garden where I cleared ground to build it all up again. There I finished the roof and put on solar panels for electricity, just for the fun of it.

The door was the most intricate to make and I left it for last. It’s made of tongue and groove at 45 degrees fish bone pattern.

Its still a bit cluttered inside but getting better and better while I get more ideas of how I like it to be in there.

One day I decided to make a small height adjustable workbench in our utility room, for me but mostly for the children so they can also learn some woodworking. It’s in low position at the moment and I can still comfortably use it for some things while sitting down like sharpening a saw. There have been some children over from our homeschooling community and they had a great time with the tools.

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#1 posted 09-18-2018 02:48 AM

Great wood shop. I do love the door.

-- A man can never have enough tools. Now where did I put that hammer?

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#2 posted 09-18-2018 03:04 AM

This is so awesome! That’s a great looking door, and looks way bigger inside tour shop the the out side makes it look. I would love one of these. I work out my garage door under a canopy. This would be a nice place to work.

-- Mo~Bay

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#3 posted 09-19-2018 04:53 AM

That is a great idea, I do enjoy quaint places like this. It gives me a couple of ideas, thank you for sharing!


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#4 posted 10-24-2018 09:38 PM

Thank you, Glad you like it!

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