Critique my shed design
I’ve simplified WARDROBEZILLA slightly. Clear internal depth is now 650mm and the door opening is approx 1450mm.
Feel free to take the piss.
Base now sits on semi buried concrete blocks with one central post concreted in for stability.
50 x 50mm frame with 75 x 75mm door post and lintel. 50 x 50mm roof joists at 400mm centres.
9mm WBP ply cladding. 18mm floor and shelf.
TGV cladding. doors 25 x 100mm frame, 9mm ply then clad. Roof 18mm ply with felt covering, drip lines front and rear, air gaps all round.
Thanks all.Posted 3 years ago
Is that guest accommodation on the mezzanine?
Tools and parts bin accommodation on the mezzanine. Guests can sleep on the gravel outside.
Won’t the shelf prevent you fitting in the detached front wheels?
Front wheels will fit in amongst the bikes. If not they can live under the bed with the hat boxes.
[armchairengineersecurityexpert]how are the doors going to lock, seems like they will lock to each other which seems less secure than against a more solid wall[/armchairengineersecurityexpert]
Left hand door will lock top, bottom and middle with padlocked shoot bolts.Posted 3 years ago
If I was keeping bikes in there I’d replace the wooden support bit with right angle steel sections, which would make cutting into it / crowbarring it apart much harder. Wood is pretty easy to defeat with battery powered power tools, you can just cut round all the locks with a jigsaw in seconds…..Posted 3 years agoOllyMember
I figure you need to protect against 3types of attackers.
1: opportunist noseys. Needs to be solid enough to withstand a kicking. No windows so no clues as to contents.
2: tooled up noseys. Door needs to withstand a crowbar. Locks need to be protected from chisel attacks. They are still opening it up just to see.
3: people after your bikes. Equiped to remove the door. No amount of wood will stop them. Rely on them not bringing an angle grinder and get a big, tool steel security chain.
If someone wants in and has basic tools they will get in. The chain stops them wandering off with your bike when they do.Posted 3 years ago
Can you put a sign on it saying no bikes kept in wardrobe over night?
The shed will only ever be a deterrent.
It being London the garden is small and overlooked with no direct access from the road. I’m hoping that a trellis on top of a rickety fence with roses growing on it should keep out most opportunists. If they’re so determined to have got that far they’ll then have to contend with a (hopefully) well-made wardrobe, a ground anchor concreted in underneath, an almax chain and some part dismantled bikes. There will likely be a cheap sacrificial bike kept lightly locked in the garden too.
I’m looking at revision 3 now that has a wider single door.Posted 3 years ago
You go want a diagonal on that door though otherwise it will drop.
Is it really likely to drop? It’s a single sheet of OSB. Although that sounds sarcastic it is a serious question.
Marvellous, but I’d recommend getting some locks….
Locks are in but hidden in the joints between the cladding.Posted 3 years ago
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