27 September 2013

Pyramids of Giza, Machu Picchu and the Intern Wood Store

Summer has gradually been fading away over the last few weeks; and in the Intern house we’ve started to feel autumn creeping up on us. With a wood burner sat waiting to be used in the living room, we took a day off from working at Boon Crag to build ourselves a wood shed. With little to no experience in construction we set off on a wood building adventure…
Firstly we needed a plan of where it would go, and what it should look like. This took a little while to sort out, but we got there in the end. We wanted it to be near the house so we wouldn’t have to venture too far out in winter, and be sheltered from the rain. We settled on a pallet base to raise the floor and keep the wood away from any ground water, with pallet sides reinforced by square posts.

We attached cladding to the sides to protect the wood, and eventually had a frame that just needed a roof. Luckily we were able to lay our hands on some roof felt that was exactly the right size. We cut slopes onto the tops of the posts to create an angle for water to run off, and attached rails across the top for extra support.

We laid out the felt onto the top and tacked on, before moving back against the wall.

The next step is to fill with wood and settle on the sofa watching the fire!