Behind the shed - A weekly email about sheds - Issue #8





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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 2016 is the West Wing
A fascinating shed that was made over a long time, before shed of the year was a thing - then our paths crossed!
My shed is made from 90% recycled materials ,It is a project that has taken me 8 years to build(health reasons,won’t bore you)the roof is wild turf but because of angle I used 400 milk cartons cut in half,which took a year to collect,popped holes in and layered bottom with shingle for drainage.
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
A very good pallet shed
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The Pallet Palace - "Made from 134 pallets & 8 scaffold boards which I collected locally from Facebook Marketplace, entirely for free. It's got three main jobs, bicycle stuff, tools & gardening." Lockdown - Surrey #shedoftheyear @woodallc87
A hobbit inspired shed - we get a few of these of the years since the original LOTR Films came out, but this is a great example.
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The Green Dragon - "Built during lockdown and inspired by the Hobbit pub in Lord of the Rings. Complete with fascia timber beams, bar, fireplace and a round hobbit style window" Lockdown - West Midlands #shedoftheyear @garethknipe
Interesting sheds
Previous entries that are piquing sheddies interest online.
I have been on Twitter for 14 years - talking about sheds - and as it’s t I did a thread of my favourite 14 sheds of all time (this seems to change all the time - but hey that’s a sheddies prerogative), will just post a few here , You will need to got to the thread to see them all!
Geeky Kids of the 80s (hands up) will remember Tim Hunkin, he of Channel Four television series The Secret Life of Machines, well he’s back on YouTube (from his workshop) - great to teach your geeky kids about stuff
Big fan of Kerry’s tidy shed
the metal lathe has gone to a much better place so I now have some space on the shelf for more ‘stuff’.. well I guess I do have a load still to sort through and a #CNC3018 to stash out of the way somewhere..!? bit of a tidy day going on in the #makerSHED.. #shedoftheyear #SHED
Talking of Retro stuff , geek Jason Bradbury posts some great 80s/90s tech always worth a watch/listen - his retro gaming videos are worth a watch as well.
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
Extending your shed?
Tell me about it!
IF you or your friends and family have a great shed that you think will make it as #shedoftheyear 2021 then sign up
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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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Andrew Wilcox, Shed of the year, Penarth , Wales CF64