The Forest Log and Tool Store is a handsome garden structure and, now that winter is approaching, a very useful acquisition. Martyn Loach purchased one recently and here he explains how it is assembled.
So long a male reserve, the garden shed is now gaining popularity among women. 'She-sheds' are the new 'man caves' and used for a variety of purposes as Nathan James Dodd has discovered.
One large DIY chain reports that sales of sheds are increasing by as much as 50%, and it's not men who are the main purchasers - this rise in sales is being driven by women.
Although both sexes see sheds as places to get away from the confines of domesticity, women have more ambitious plans than using them to store lawn mowers and garden equipment.
Sheds owned by women are being turned into offices and creative spaces. Very practical if you need to juggle family life with running a business as the shed office couldn't be closer to home.
Appropriately kitted out, they are also being used as gyms, quiet retreats to practice yoga, art studios and, if anyone else is allowed in, places to hold children's parties.
Summerhouses and log cabins are included under the general term 'shed', and without any rules these feminine retreats can be styled in so many ways to suit individual taste.
The shed is extremely versatile, operating as a functional office or alternatively a comfortable space where you can separate yourself from the stresses of the everyday world.
Contemporary or traditional, the shed can be used throughout the year, equipped with heating and other facilities, a welcoming space far different than any damp and rodent ridden preconception.
No wonder women are being increasingly convinced that the shed offers a great opportunity to have a place to call their own away from any masculine influences.
Nathan James Dodd
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