Tools at the ready! Time to look at your Lockdown DIY efforts – are they worthy of an entry into the Shed of The Year?
Did you dabble with some DIY during Lockdown? Create a new Man Cave, or an Outdoor Bar – or even a wee artists studio at the bottom of the garden? Ahead of Cuprinol opening entries for their 2021 Shed of The Year competition – time for a bit of inspiration from previous winners
Tony - or should that be Emperor Tony - in front of his SHED OF THE YEAR 2007 - the first ever winner of the competition
The Roman Temple is a Folly. All the best stately homes can look across their estate and see a temple in the distance. It's just that this one is a bit nearer to the house, that's all ! Photo: Cuprinol
2. The Rugby Pub
Ah, remember when you could invite people over to your garden. The Rugby Pub won the competition in 2008
Designed and built by owner Tim ,with eight roof lights in octagonal roof, pair of double doors opening as one entrance in fine weather, 15' fully fitted bar with additional door behind and storage under including 3 fridges, blinds to windows and roof lights, ceiling fan, sink with cold running water, comfortably furnished with sea grass matting floor, Hammock. No phone, no TV ,no interruptions ,no shortage of liquid refreshment, no inclination to go any where else and no need to. Photo: comp
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This is Shed of the year 2012 - Woodhenge, built by John Plumridge
The main feature is its unique shape. its a heart, and its in the heart of my garden. I was unsure of what category to list it in as it is quite unique - but its just a pub in my garden that's a shed. There is a beer bottle collection of Real Ales which is around 500 and counting, and around 110 ciders all on display. Photo: Cuprinol
4. Cuprinol Shed of the Year - 2014
The Allotment Roof Shed is Shed of the year 2014, built by Joel Bird.
What makes my shed most special is probably the roof. I was tight for space so rather than put a shed on an allotment, I put an allotment on my shed! I use the shed as my work space, the first half is for painting and art, the second half is a music practise room and studio. It's easy to access the roof, with a little staircase and I even have a tin bath up there for a Summer soak. It really is a true, working shed and a little mini countryside which keeps me sane in a city. Photo: Cuprinol