About this website

I started the site to record my experiences building a small garden workshop.

I did the design and construction work myself – the drawings were done in Sketchup and the building is constructed like many commercial garden offices: SIPs (structural insulated panels), ‘mini-plinth’ footings, cedar cladding and EPDM roofing.

I am also interested in woodworking with hand tools, and particularly in the historical aspects of this trade, and the blog covers a range of topics from the historical development of steel manufacture to the refurbishing of old hand tools.

You can use the menu or search function above to find out more.

I hope you enjoy the website.