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Project by robscastle posted 08-01-2014 09:27 AM 1721 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have had this metal frame in the house yard since Dec 2013 and it was wearing out its welcome with both myself and Aurora so I thought I had best do something with it.

I was going to take to it with the angle grinder and scrap it but instead decided to build a second little house.
As it was the second I had to improve on the first, so it has a few improvments, wooden home made ridge capping nice edge finishing trim and as I ran out of pallet planks I used some plywood to finish it then added a back window with some perspex off cuts.
Gave it a coat of paint and its finished.

Basic construction:
The Metal frame is 1m x 1.2m x 1m so pallet wood being 1016 was used, but because of damage and waste cut offs I had expended all my stock after only two walls and the floor.

The walls are all rebated lap jointed

The complete roof and one side is plywood.
The roof pitch is 45 deg and the eaves overhang is 50mm to allow positioning in the small space at the back of the house.

All the screws and sharp metal edges were flap disked smooth as its no doubt another attractive place for grand kids to play in.

The Paint is a green acrylic fence paint I had.

So not including time the only expence was electricity wear and tear on the machines and an amount of screws.

Although just a shed the project made me think about alternative material to finish it and I had fun making the ridge capping. (check out the blog if interested.

My wife showed a very active interest in it examining the building techniques commenting it looked like a minature house.
She was also pleased to see the end result instead of some rusty “junk”in the yard along with a heap of recycled pallet planks gone too.

The grandkids will be pleased !!

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 08-01-2014 10:44 AM

looks great robert
very ‘chic’

aurora should be happy now

and if it comes to that
you have a place to sleep
when you get out of line

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 08-01-2014 11:13 AM

nice work.

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#3 posted 08-01-2014 03:13 PM

Nice job.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#4 posted 08-02-2014 09:14 PM

Great way to re-purpose the frame

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#5 posted 08-03-2014 08:36 AM

Looks real nice.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 08-04-2014 12:28 AM

You did a great job putting it all together…
... should last you several years.

COOL Shed!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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