Built yesterday I installed them today.  Mahogany paneling over one inch lumber and insulated.  They need to have trim added to the door frame so that they will seal against the frame and one another.  They need hardware (locking bolts) and a kick board to fully be able to retain heat in the room.


With The Storage Complete…


…we are now loading bins to fill these shelves.  This particular workbench is purposed  for another use, but it is a prototype of the working table that will be used here to process our weaving.  Approximately 8′ long by 24″ wide it will have fold down wings to expand it to 8′ by 5′ with a metal top.  This size allows me to reach across with no trouble for smaller projects.  The plywood provides a smooth underlay for the metal.  Tomorrow I will finish this blanket-working prototype.




Stain And Trim

I like boiled linseed oil.  It is a natural wood treatment, although toxic if ingested.  It is a drying oil, unlike raw linseed oil that remains wet.  It gives a warm glow to wood.  Mixing it with turpentine allows the linseed oil to penetrate deeper.  I mixed equal parts of linseed oil and turpentine, which is also a naturally derived product.  And I added a very small amount of pine tar to highlight the grain in the plywood.  This is before (right) and after (left) treatment…


I used utility grade 3/8″ sheeting in the storage area on two walls.  It is resilient and can take punishment, not that we are going to do subject them to it.  It is also less expensive.  These were applied to the inside walls of the storage area as we are not concerned with rodents trying to get through them.  This is what the walls now look like.


I was able to add one of the two strips of metal trim.  I cut an eight inch strip out of an eight foot sheet, bent it 90 degrees down its centre, and cut it every four inches so that it would conform to the curved outer wall of the shed.  I screwed it into the metal and nailed it to the plywood with 1 1/2″ roofing nails.  It fits well and looks good.  Tomorrow I will cut and install the other one at the opposite end of the wall and then start on the wood trim.