Alex Holden (alex_holden) wrote,
Alex Holden
alex_holden

Snowed in

Spot the Morris Minor:


My latest construction project was a wood shed (for storing firewood logs). I built it from scrap palettes, floorboards, and corrugated iron salvaged from the roof of a defunct goat shed. The gaps in the walls are deliberate to allow air to circulate freely around the split logs and dry them out.


(Photo taken a couple of days ago)

(Photo taken this morning)

It's complete apart from treating the timbers with wood preservative and filling it with logs. It looks rather worn and scrappy due to the materials used, which fits in really well with the other outbuildings. wibble_puppy said, "it looks like it's always been there." The big shed in the background of this picture has very similar proportions as well as wooden walls and a rusty corrugated iron roof:



I took this photo yesterday, before the latest batch of heavy snow. You should be able to spot the wood shed if you click through to the enlarged version:



My next project is going to be a string-operated wooden door latch. Apparently these were common a few hundred years ago, before mass-produced forged iron latches.
Tags: engineering, lintilla, morris minor, photos, weather
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