‘It has the feel of a little local pub!’: Guardian readers on their extraordinary DIY sheds

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‘The table and chairs were a local Gumtree find and the bar memorabilia and pumps were from eBay’ ... Gavin Thomasson’s shed. Photograph: Gavin Thomasson

From an allotment shelter built out of old doors to a storage shack turned into a chapel, here are some of the best of our readers’ creations

‘I’m probably proudest of the bar’

This is my pandemic project: a garden pub shed, called the Doghouse. It is custom-built from timber with a Firestone rubber roof. Lockdown finally gave me the time to build it and I tried to reuse or recycle materials where I could. The doors and windows were from a friend’s old conservatory. The timber herringbone and boards, plus the back bar shelving, are pallet wood, which I burnished with a chainmail pad, and oiled to give it a nice worn look. I built the bar and canopy from scratch using leftover framing timber. The bench was built from a recycled bed headboard and I used a mattress for the seat. The table and chairs were a local Gumtree find, and the bar memorabilia and pumps were from eBay. I’m probably proudest of the bar. It has the feel and character of a little local pub – we often eat dinner there for a change of scenery. Our two children love it. But we will, of course, still support our local pub whenever we can. Gavin Thomasson, 42, design manager, Ipswich

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Original Article Source Credits: Guardian readers, https://www.theguardian.com/profile/guardian-readers

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Original Article Posted on:  Wed 16 Jun 2021

Link to Original Article:  https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/jun/16/it-has-the-feel-of-a-little-local-pub-guardian-readers-on-their-extraordinary-diy-sheds