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Behind the shed - Issue #9 - Just over Two weeks left to enter #shedoftheyear

Behind the shed - A newsletter about amazing sheds
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Hello, Sheddies!
Welcome to the email that celebrates all things shed - 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 2019 is the BUX End
A fascinating shed based on a hobbit house, that also is the workshop of the sheddie who makes making armour and chainmail.
We dug out the back garden in January 2018 to build a sunken hobbit hole. Unfortunately after hitting bedrock that we could not break through we ended up putting some of the 22 tonnes of wet clay back in the hole, which was a bit demoralising! After sourcing local reclaimed bricks and timber we finished the hole some 8 weeks later
Dylan Thomas's Writing Shed (photo @unclewilco) - Show us your shed
Dylan Thomas's Writing Shed (photo @unclewilco) - Show us your shed
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 shed that’s inspired by Henry David Thoreau as written about in Walden
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The Chicken Shed - "A place of retreat a cross between Thoreau's cabin by Walden Pond and an Austrian Alpine Hutte.

It is set by the Holy Brook which runs through and is based on a vintage chicken shed. " Lockdown - Gloucestershire #shedoftheyear
This great allotment Shed, made out of windows/doors.
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Some may say #notashed - but it's built from old stuff and reminds me of part of my grandfathers old allotment one so I say #shed- The She Shed - Natures-Haven - Edinburgh #shedoftheyear
A great little lockdown shed that is used as a toilet - we all need to go even sheddies!
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Loo Charm - "This is my DIY loo/hide-and-reading-room with-a-view

Two curving windows - which allow views of the treetops in this bespoke bird-watchers' hide" Unexpected/Unique - West Sussex #shedoftheyear
Interesting sheds
Previous entries that are piquing sheddies interest online.
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Be like Denny & Kath, add more photos to your shed> The Potting Shed - "When we replaced our windows we kept all the old frames with a view to making some sort of cold frame, it turned into a shed" Budget from Northern Ireland #shedoftheyear #gardeningtips
Geography Teacher Peter has been spending lockdown creating teaching videos from his shed.
Peter G Knight
@unclewilco My shed has now hosted more than 100 lockdown teaching videos for my geography students. The students still might not be able to explain glacier dynamics to you but they can tell you all about my shed! Look, it virtually owns my YouTube channel
The Stables shed, were used for a photoshoot for 2019 Masterchef winner Irini Tzortzoglou, celebrating Easter Greek style and made the cover of April/Easter edition of Cumbria Life magazine
The Stables are featured on the cover article in the April 2021 edition of @CumbriaLifeMag with 2019 @MasterChefUK champion Irini Tzortzoglou cooking up a traditional Greek Easter treat. Thanks to Victoria Sedgwick for the photographs
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
Shed of the year is Sponsored by Cuprinol
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For some spring serenity, go green in your garden 🌿

Painting your fencing or shed in calming and soothing colours, like Willow from our Garden Shades, will help create your own outdoor oasis.

Let’s just hope the weather holds out!

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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