Posted: 31 December 2019
With planning permission for our cart shed granted in March we were free to arrange the build. We decided it might be prudent to have a certain amount of tree pruning done and for that we waiting until May, so the build itself finally commenced on 9 July.
At that point it emerged that our builder hadn't allowed for the overhang that the roof and gutter needed and the fence would have to come down, or perhaps it was that he felt it was going to have to come down to allow the shed to be stained the traditional black.
Two days later everything was ready for the timber to arrive...
...but that didn't happen until 15th.
In a further two days more timber had arrived and work had truly started.
By the 22nd the main oak frame was in place. The heavier timbers had been lifted into place with the aid of a hand cranked winch that looked a little like a fork lift truck, not a great deal more complex than the blue pained supports still on site.
Work progressed steadily over the next week, with more timber delivered.
By the 3rd August the first of the roof timbers were in place...
...with the full front elevation in place the following day.
By 20th August the walls of wavy edged larch were in place and had been stained and work had commenced.
The day before our wedding, any spare timber was cleared from the site and we were able to fill the cart shed with the tables and chairs that would become the bar at our reception!
The finishing touches were added in the following week, when the roof was partially boarded to provide over-winter storage for Just 17's sails and other gear.
After its day as a bar at the reception, it began to perform its expected purpose. Here we see it a couple of weeks later on 2 October.
And finally, this is how it appeared on Google's Street View in March 2019.