Small Garden Building

21 Sep 2015
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United Kingdom
Morning All,

I am new to this forum so please go easy on me! Apologies if I have posted this in the wrong place....

I am thinking of building a small garden out house. Literally had the idea this morning, so very early stages!
We have an area at the bottom of our garden that is approx 3 x 2M and said area is just a bit of a wasteland really. It is directly below two old trees and as such nothing grows underneath and the space is just wasted really.

We build a deck to the right hand side of this area a couple of years ago and have been enjoying it ever since!
I have this morning had a bit of a crazy idea of building some sort of basic out house to compliment the deck and hopefully become a watertight building we can spend long summer evenings in...

So I am here for advice.... Is this a stupid idea? How difficult are we talking here? I have a basic knowledge of general DIY and I also do a bit of furniture making, so I reckon I could probably have a go at this myself....
I would be using as much reclaimed material as I possibly could to both reduce cost and add a bit of character. I can get my hands on pallets quite easily and was thinking I could perhaps use pallet wood as cladding for the walls? Obviously I would need to build far more solid frame, but as far as I can see, pallet wood would be fine for cladding once treated?

Has anyone on here had a go at a similar project? Any ideas or tips before I even start?

Thanks for any help you guys might be able to offer.

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This exactly the sort of thing I had in mind, however, I really want to do it myself, not from a kit etc.

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