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Shed Wall Cladding with Engineered Flooring

Wayne
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Shed Wall Cladding with Engineered Flooring

As I have become more and more involved (obsessed) with my woodworking hobby in retirement my working environment continues to evolve. My workshop is a single shed measuring 18' x 12' with a tilt a door and a side entry door. It is difficult to hang or mount anything with just the iron sheet walls and standard wood and steel frame. My other obsession is looking out for tools and building materials via the Gumtree Classifieds and online Auction sites. I was fortunate in obtaining about 20 boxes of engineered flooring from a TAFE closure at Marleston at auction for about $30. My initial plan was to use this for general woodworking project building but it is very difficult to work with, PVA wood glue doesn't adhere well, air brad nails just bounce off and you can destroy a drill bit after drilling two holes. So it just sat under the carport for months. I was sitting in the shed pondering one day (as one does) when it struck me that it could be useful for cladding the shed! I did some quick measuring and it was almost the perfect size using it horizontally.
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I cleared away everything out of the way at the back end of the shed (that was a mammoth task in itself)
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I had about a cubic metre of this treated pine batten I bought at auction for $12.50 and it was an ideal length to span between the wooden shed rafters. It didn't have to look pretty it was never going to be seen. The engineered flooring panels just need the end tongues sawn off and was then the perfect width, these panels are very strong and rigid so I only screwed them on each end, they lock together the same as they would if used as flooring.
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You are going to get sick of me talking about my auction buys, but I bought an auction lot of Aluminium Extrusion and what appeared to be office work station aluminium panels for around $20, anyway I didn't know until I collected it but there were 16 double power outlets (non switched) mounted to these panels!
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On the left hand wall I used 2 sheets of 19mm MDF.
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The wall cladding was done in Sepetember 2014, this last photo was taken in November 2015 and is pretty much the same now. With such a small workspace I have made mobile bases for most machines and tables, I just wheel out into space what I want to use then park it back after.

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Andy_Mann
Trusted Contributor

Re: Shed Wall Cladding with Engineered Flooring

I love your fit out, that cladding looks amazing.

One thing though, we need to collaborate, for I too check out on-line auctions like eBay, Evans & Clark, also Gumtree has come in handy quite a few times.

Wayne
Super Contributor

Re: Shed Wall Cladding with Engineered Flooring

I am in Paralowie, SA where are you?

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Andy_Mann
Trusted Contributor

Re: Shed Wall Cladding with Engineered Flooring

Woodville North, SA.

darylhewston
Super Contributor

Re: Shed Wall Cladding with Engineered Flooring

Ross's Auction in Perth is also a great place to pick up a bargain. I've been getting stuff from their for years.
Brad
Valued Contributor

Re: Shed Wall Cladding with Engineered Flooring

I done my apreticeship there at Tecalemit and live in Woodville Gardens.

 

I have 2 sheds to eventualy line.

 

Andy_Mann
Trusted Contributor

Re: Shed Wall Cladding with Engineered Flooring

@Brad

Small world, I know Tecalemit, it's about a 5 minute walk from our home, Woodville Gardens is the other side of Hanson Road, with 4th Avenue pretty much aligning with our street. : )

Daves880
Junior Contributor

Re: Shed Wall Cladding with Engineered Flooring

Excellent mate, as a newly obsessed hobbyist I gleaned heaps from your post, thanks, Dave

Brad
Valued Contributor

Re: Shed Wall Cladding with Engineered Flooring

Having read about the troubles of nailing and drilling engineered floorboards I have found not all are created equal. I have used some that will take air brads and being drilled but resist traditional nailing.
Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Shed Wall Cladding with Engineered Flooring

Great to see you join the discussion @Daves880. I'm sure @Wayne appreciates the positive feedback.

 

Let me also extend a very warm welcome to the Workshop community. I'm sure you will find there's plenty of inspiration to be found on the site for your projects, and lots of good advice. I'm looking forward to reading about your projects and plans.

 

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