Although the economy is shot to hell, the market in unnecessary books that are just a bit of a laugh, or stocking fillers, has grown tremendously over the past ten years.
Shed Men is not a book that anyone needs. But it’s a lovely book to have, especially for a shed man!
I built a rather lovely shed myself last year and wrote this blog on the rental property’s site blog link, it’s easily good enough go be part of this little volume.
The book was a Christmas present, and the first thing I turned to once the furry of shredding paper had subsided and thoughts were turning to dinner.
It’s a sweet little volume of pictures, with a description of each shed featured, and covers a range from the expected potting shed, pecked husband’s retreat, gentlemen’s drinking club, pool hall (tight on the cushion shots), even a chapel!
Bryan has a huge train set in his, that goes outside as well. James does some fine metal work with children’s toys a favourite, and Dave built his on his allotment with some mates, adding a decked veranda and the vital beer fridge.
All this got me thinking about what else a shed might be used for as an alternative twist – I liked the idea of a brothel, and at the other end of the scale a place for meditation…
My favourite is George’s on Lindisfarne, part upturned boat, part shed.
You’ll see my copy is annotated with a few that I particularly liked. Go buy a copy today for the sheddy in your life.