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Behind the shed - A weekly email about sheds - Issue #7

Behind the shed - A newsletter about amazing sheds
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Hello, Sheddies!
Welcome to the email that celebrates all things shed - this week I will post some of my current favourite entries to #shedoftheyear also a few links to interesting shed stuff that has been posted online.
Enjoy, Wilco

Amazing Sheddies
We look back at a previous winner to inspire your friends & family to enter their shed.
This winning shed from 2012 is the Woodhenge
This was the shed when the media started to take a bigger interest and there were two different photographers there when I went to give sheddie John Plumridge the trophy.
The shed started of as a pergola, it then changed to a gazebo because i put a roof on it, the apple tree had to go to make room for the bar and the rest is now history
Like all the winners John s has improved and extended his shed since the win.
View all the winners in one place
View all the winners in one place
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Entries for #shedoftheyear 2021
Some great new entries for this year, including
Two colourful sheds this week, one from a writer and firstly an artist.
Andrew Wilcox ❤️sheds #shedoftheyear
The Peculiar Pear - "I paint peculiarities in it. From cyber men to daisy chairs..... mandala tables to clothes. My creative space for making a mess. " #painting #artist #hippy Workshop/Studio - Hampshire #shedoftheyear
Nicola Pierce
I never enter competitions but how could I resist this one! Haven't a hope of winning but happy to take part Thanks @unclewilco #shedoftheyear @NicolaPierce3
Interesting sheds
Previous entries that are piquing sheddies interest online.
There is another twitter hashtag #PostboxSaturday that I saw and of course for every hashtag there is a shed!
Andrew Wilcox ❤️sheds #shedoftheyear
My first submission to #PostboxSaturday one of my sheddies has a literal shedfull - Colne Valley Postal History Museum - Cabin/Summerhouse - Essex #shedoftheyear
A- Frame Potting shed
“A unique a-frame potting shed / garden store with dragon sculpture, and Anglo-Saxon runes, clad in cedar.”
“The shed contains three separate sections:
A semi-open glazed potting area, with a large potting bench and storage for pots, compost, canes, seed trays etc.
An inner secure tool storage area with a mezzanine for additional storage.
A secure mower store.”
Andrew Wilcox ❤️sheds #shedoftheyear
A-frame Potting Shed - "Designed and built by Steve & Judy. Steve is a paraplegic and full-time wheelchair user but he and Judy have found imaginative ways to erect the shed together." Unexpected/Unique - Dorset #shedoftheyear
Friend of shed of the year - Author and Shedworking guru Alex posted this interesting shed for Sale, he’s worth a follow not only can he write proper, he loves snooker as well as sheds amonsgt other things.
BBC research and development are doing some, what seems like jiggery-pokery in their shed but in fact it’s to help people get a better radio signal.
BBC Research & Development
Discover how we've been working with @BBCSounds to create a system which recreates the mobile signal in locations with poor reception - to improve the experience for viewers and listeners.

And we did it from a garden shed during lockdown!
I have gone back to Instagram after about 10 months as I was not going out and taking photos myself (due to Covid-19) hopefully looking at photos of sheds, will inspire me to take more photos again as it’s good for the soul.
Andrew Wilcox I❤️sheds
Mark Simpson, an architectural designer has been taking great photos of British architecture during lockdown but more importantly for a sheddie like me, the great sheds he finds on his allotment site - View here>

#shedphotos #lovesheds #allotments
What’s the most terrifying/funny but when you think about it, not that unexpected thing you have found in your shed?
ˡ ᵒ ʳ ᵒ ✪🦾
The things you find when clearing out the shed. A 6ft long scythe😂
Extending your shed?
Sheddie “Thirsty Monkey” is extending his excellent pub shed which was first entered in 2020
You can follow his progress on twitter
Thirsty Monkey - pub shed
The inside storage space behind the new, bigger pubshed space.
Your Builds
If you are starting a shed build in your garden, could be storage, office, pub, workshop & definitely if it’s a folly, then let me know as I would like to follow the progress and pass it onto the sheddies who are maybe looking to do the same.
Spread the #shedlove #shedoftheyear
IF you or your friends and family have a great shed that you think will make it as #shedoftheyear 2021 then sign up
Shed of the year is Sponsored by Cuprinol
Cuprinol | Colour & Inspiration
How to create your own air bee & bee 🐝

If you’re buzzing to be back outdoors, you’re not the only one! Bugs are just as excited to pay your garden a visit.

Make them feel welcome with an insect hotel. Here’s how with help from #CuprinolDucksback
Dylan Thomas's Writing Shed (photo @unclewilco) - Show us your shed
Dylan Thomas's Writing Shed (photo @unclewilco) - Show us your shed
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Andrew Wilcox
Andrew Wilcox @unclewilco

I'm the Founder & head judge of Shed of the Year #shedoftheyear - Here are some of my favourite sheds & sheddies

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