Last instalment, I had found a suitable place for the shed – on top of the floor under the gazebo!
I had a water-damaged floor to repair and slight extension of the space to organise.
After a trip to the hardware store, I moved Rosie onto the lawn and set about removing the water-damaged particle board.
A shovel made short work of it, so I put some support pieces under the weakest part.
I added some extra supports, then fitted a large piece of MDF and some smaller pine boards.
A bit of sanding with an improvised floor sander before sweeping off the sawdust and it was ready for painting.
The floor was painted with black non-slip paint and left to dry overnight.
The next morning, I started assembling the shed panels. Having disassembled the shed made reassembly pretty easy, as I knew which parts helped hold the structure together.
The front door section was first.
Next up was the back wall.
With the front and rear assembled, the rest came together quite nicely.
I had to attack a wild gazebo due to strong winds, as it kept pushing the shed off the raised floor. Here’s the skinned carcass:
The larger “bones”
And finally a collection of smaller “bones” – screws and brackets – on top of my trusty toolkit inside the nearly completed shed.
While I needed a break after three days of disassembly, floor repair, painting and construction, I figured it needed a bike in it to be called a bike shed, so Rosie was moved in and a photo taken.
A fresh new padlock on the doors and I finally had a reasonably secure bike shed!
All that remained at this point was to tidy up the yard, make sure I had room to store bike parts, access to power and finally to move bikes back out of the carport.
I was taking that break first, though…
(Continued in Part 4…)