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Take one upturned wooden boat, a few old old windows and doors, a wood burner and some 12V solar-powered lights and you've got the recipe for the 2013 Shed of the Year - a magnificent construction which saw off over 1,900 rivals to sail to the pinnacle of sheddie glory. Alex Holland's boat-roofed shed Clinging to the side of …

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Awesome...

Beats my 'liberated from a building site' portakabin shed hands down (aquired by the previous owner I might add).

Must get creative with it...

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Just know I could better this in my own back garden...

.... but I'd have to lose the wife first :(

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Re: Just know I could better this in my own back garden...

I suspect the sequence of events could be easily reversed.

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SPB?

I'd still love to see the SPB's boffinry shed decloaked for us all to see in its radiant tech-geek glory.

We've had the boat, so perhaps next year the plane/rocket version (or would a rocketry shed generally just be roof'd with sky, at least once the smoke has cleared?).

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Always be suspicious...

...of a man without a shed.

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Sob. Sniff, sniff. I live in a flat. I have nowhere for a shed.

I do have one room that I can barely get into, with lots of tools and boxes in. Along with a slightly embarrassing collection of bottles, that I keep forgetting to take to the recycling centre. But I'm not sure if that's enough to remove me from the list of suspicious characters. Does this mean I'm on some NSA watch-list?

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NSA - no shed alert?

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Didn't stop the guy who owned the luxury flats we could see from the Docklands Light Railway on the approach to Bank (just before the descent into the tunnel) when I used to work near Canary Wharf. He'd installed his shed on his balcony ...

... also didn't stop a work colleague (a lady of a "certain age" who spoke with an accent that would cut glass and a vocabulary that would etch it), on having it's existence pointed out to her, proclaiming it "what a marvellous erection" at full volume on a crowded DLR train ...

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Re: Always be suspicious...

Having a shed doesn't mean actually having an actual construction down the garden/allotment. As long as a man has a room he can call his own, it is an honorary shed. Not as good as a real one, but it allays suspicion sufficiently.

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As long as you have a balcony, a shed can be built. I was traveling through Russia and saw some amazing sheds and shed-like appendages built into and emerging from ordinary 1960s-era balconies. Some were wee palaces.

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Where's the magazine rack

and the curtains/blinds?

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Curtains! Pah! Curtains? Are you some kind of metrosexual - with neither beard nor pipe? I spit on you, with your soft namby-pamby ways, with your magazines and your moisturiser...

A real man has a face crinkled by exposure to the sun (not blocked by curtains), and rough as a badger's arse. Heaven alone knows what metaphor that leaves for the roughness of his arse... With a beard that you could loose a ferret in.

Although I'm a bit concerned by him refrigerating his beer and cider. Proper rough scrumpy, which is what one should drink in a shed, ought to be drunk warm and cloudy, and slowly eating its way through the glass. And real beer shouldn't be drunk cold.

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Re: Where's the magazine rack

More importantly where is the box of Algerian Sherry? (one for the kids there ;o))

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You know what? A pot plant would really spruce that place up a bit.

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You know what? A pot plant would really spruce that place up a bit.

Doesn't that result in you getting banned from the place though, from recent events?

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"Proper rough scrumpy, which is what one should drink in a shed, ought to be drunk warm and cloudy, and slowly eating its way through the glass"

When my dad was growing up the toothless, cackling man on the allotments would just squeeze rotting apples into a bucket and drink the result.

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Next to the billiard table, through the long gallery and past the picasso...

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Sorry only got a 6x8 tongue and groove one

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So you dance in your shed, while sticking out your frankly enormous tongue. Bet you're popular...

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Nah-not so popular, he's Jamie Oliver!

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New keyboard please!

Thank goodness I was working from home today, or I would now be in the hands of the security guards heading for the medical room.....

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That's got a lot of windows,

and no sign of a workbench. Are you sure it's a shed?

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Think it's time for another shed!

Only got one at home (which is full) and one at parents' house (which is even more full if that's possible) so nowhere to sit with a beer.

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If you get a second shed, can I sell you one of my stickers? They're printed with, "My other shed has a porch".

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Arthur "two sheds" Jackson

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I notice that although the gentleman is drinking ale, he has not brewed it himself!

His shed will be complete when he has an assortment of barrels and demijohns fitted with fermentation locks in the corner.

While he is completing his fitting out he will need a small transistor radio permanently tuned to TMS on Radio 4.

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"I notice that although the gentleman is drinking ale, he has not brewed it himself!"

You don't know that, perhaps he's taken it to extreme levels and is bottling and labelling it himself! :-)

I hope there are a couple of bottles of sloe gin sitting in a darkened corner too.

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With the £1,000 prize from the sponsors Cuprinol

I like the wooden bloke they used to have in their adverts. hmm I really must stain some wood sometime. urm anyway... good bit of marketing there! Back to the sheds...

I wonder if you could make a boat out of an upturned shed?

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Re: With the £1,000 prize from the sponsors Cuprinol

I am building an upturned boat in a shed. If I hold the photo upside down, you have a boat in an upturned shed. Does that help?

OK, back to debugging.

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Blimey, that's getting all meta! Its the shed/boat equivalent of Russian dolls crossed with thingies cat and the age old chicken and egg question - its making my head hurt just thinking about!

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I am building an upturned boat...

I'd be intrigued to hear what advantages having the finished article pre-capsized will offer?

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Re: With the £1,000 prize from the sponsors Cuprinol

As shown time and again on Scrapheap challenge, you can make a boat out of an upturned van roof, why destroy your shed?

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I have nothing to give today, but I just can't resist sticking my oar in.

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me neither. It's just a load of rowlocks.

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He didn't build that shed. He bought it in a sail.

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I had a similar idea, but it wouldn't float.

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I sea what you did there....

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The competition was rigged.

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Cease these terrible jokes!!

*stern look*

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Well, it mast be said, schooner rather than later

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Yacht are you lot talking about?

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Will the winner please take a bow?

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Re: Nothing to contribute-Will the winner please take a bow?

If you lot don't stop I'm going to deck someone.

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Re: Nothing to contribute-Will the winner please take a bow?

If you ask me, you're all a little bit aft.

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Re: Nothing to contribute-Will the winner please take a bow?

The shed needs its own out-house. A poop deck.

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And a comfy, curtained off area, the foc'sle.

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Now it's famous, I'm surpised that nobody's thought to steal the shed and hold it t'ransom.

(OMFG! I deserve to be keeled for that....)

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Seems a small price to pay ....

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