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PeeJay
06-10-2014, 12:03 PM
Those of you who were here last winter may recall that MarkLondon and I used to smoke in my garage. There was just enough room for two folding chairs and a coffee table. It was cold and draughty and the roof leaked hence the bubble wrap ceiling. Here are some recent shots, it was a big tidier than this obviously.

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All that junk needed keeping somewhere so the first job was to refurbish the shed at the bottom of the garden. I had sheets of OSB cut to fit exactly between each strut and in they went with a little manoeuvring of what was a wobbly shed. Pieces of timber were then cut a fraction too long and nailed in to secure the timber so now the shed is twice the weight and completely restressed, it does not move at all. OSB went down on the floor too.

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Next up the outside wall of the garage was lined with 25mm insulation and boarded up

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The garage doors are the classic gate design and haven't been painted for 22 years! I painted them, filled in the spaces with insulation and boarded them with MDF. I have since painted that white and intend to 'double glaze' the windows with Stormguard film. That gap you can see light coming through has been dealt with too.

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A plasterboard ceiling was installed and the whole lot painted and papered.
Since this last photo I have added a laminate floor and skirting. There is an inch thick rug to go on the floor and some tidying unto do but the space is about 2.7 x 1.7m

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I'll post another photo when its all finished. Winter guests will be very welcome.

TonyN
06-10-2014, 12:09 PM
Surprising what a lick of paint does and a little homework
looking good so far.

SmokeyDave
06-10-2014, 12:10 PM
Looking great PeeJay!

I was out yesterday trying to waterproof the roof of my herf den, looks like todays rain will test it thoroughly.

PeeJay
06-10-2014, 12:11 PM
I haven't finished waterproofing the garage roof yet so I'm hoping this promised storm doesn't rip off the tarp I've got on it. Most of the storms down south come to nothing don't they Mr Fish?

TonyN
06-10-2014, 12:14 PM
Bet in photo 2 you know where everything is like screws nails tapemeasure.
If the wife should tidy it up a little you woulden't be able to find anything.:lol:

PeeJay
06-10-2014, 12:14 PM
Bet in photo 2 you know where everything is like screws nails tapemeasure.
If the wife should tidy it up a little you woulden't be able to find anything.:lol:

You're so right, the mess encouraged her to stay out.

SilentBOb
06-10-2014, 12:58 PM
This looks amazing mate :top:! Space for a Wineador or is that still a no go?

PeeJay
06-10-2014, 01:07 PM
This looks amazing mate :top:! Space for a Wineador or is that still a no go?

Its a maybe

wayne_w
06-10-2014, 01:09 PM
I'm liking the Cigar 'art' that you have there Peejay :tongue:

Trickle
06-10-2014, 01:10 PM
Looks great PeeJay!! Will look forward to seeing it in person.

PeeJay
06-10-2014, 01:15 PM
I'm liking the Cigar 'art' that you have there Peejay :tongue:

Some of it has survived to the new wall :biggrin1:

sheppsea
06-10-2014, 02:09 PM
Looks great John! :)

Sean
06-10-2014, 03:54 PM
Thought it was going to be a little refurb going off big time in there mate [emoji106]

cigarmo
06-10-2014, 05:27 PM
Excellent :41:

peanutpete
06-10-2014, 06:20 PM
looking good keep the photos coming

mightyred
06-10-2014, 06:59 PM
looks good already puts my meagre shed to shame

MrMaduro
06-10-2014, 07:34 PM
Nice work!

jim_twin
06-10-2014, 09:27 PM
Good stuff! Looking forward to seeing the end result

EdBlackadder
06-10-2014, 10:04 PM
Very nice, you're living the dream man...

PeeJay
06-10-2014, 10:08 PM
Very nice, you're living the dream man...

And paying the price, at Wickes and B&Q

EdBlackadder
06-10-2014, 10:14 PM
And paying the price, at Wickes and B&Q
I always imagined that was what it was to be a homeowner. Since I decided to get married first I've yet to experience that particular form of separating a man from his money.

PeeJay
06-10-2014, 10:53 PM
Just rent a film called 'The Money Pit', all will become clear.

DannyBoy
07-10-2014, 06:11 AM
Looking good PeeJay, now to convince my wife that the shed would be put to better use as my space not a storage space!

Undercover
07-10-2014, 06:42 AM
Yep, looks great. I will be dropping hints at home ... 'there's this chap PeeJay, you should see what he's done to his garage.'

Our garage is half empty, but my suggestion of parking a sofa in there didn't go down well, so more work needed on wearing my wife down, sorry, persuading her of the benefits of a PeeJay style garage den.

SilentBOb
07-10-2014, 10:04 AM
Careful you don't say, "There's this Chaps PeeJay" a whole different conversation there!

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PeeJay
07-10-2014, 12:50 PM
So here we are almost done except for some snagging. The doors finished except for the double glazing film. A draught strip has been added to the bottoms

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The space empty, I still need to have some storage on the left but MLW is talking about hanging something in front go it like a curtain.

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The end wall, boarded, papered and with the shelves back in place

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Ready for a smoke. I should be able to fit another two chairs in without it becoming uncomfortable

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SilentBOb
07-10-2014, 12:52 PM
Looks fantastic mate.....love the model tanks on the shelves! :849:

PeeJay
07-10-2014, 12:55 PM
Looks fantastic mate.....love the model tanks on the shelves! :849:

That was the other reason for doing it, no room in the house for them 19738

Undercover
07-10-2014, 01:00 PM
I am truly inspired ... almost everything you've done is way beyond my DIY skills, but I still reckon I could get the garage/shed comfortable.

SilentBOb
07-10-2014, 01:58 PM
That was the other reason for doing it, no room in the house for them 19738

Were they already made or are they airfix kits?

I can sympathise with that, I have two shelves in the lounge for my Tin Robot collection, and I am fast running out of room for them!

SilentBOb
07-10-2014, 01:59 PM
I am truly inspired ... almost everything you've done is way beyond my DIY skills, but I still reckon I could get the garage/shed comfortable.

When you say almost, what parts would you do? Me personally i am a dab hand at putting posters up, so I would have that section covered!! :biggrin1:

Undercover
07-10-2014, 02:17 PM
When you say almost, what parts would you do? Me personally i am a dab hand at putting posters up, so I would have that section covered!! :biggrin1:

My wife and I hardly ever argue. Literally the only argument we both remember was over me hanging pictures (11 years ago), though I have added our first 'discussion' about cigars (prior to my joining this forum). I'll probably be sore about that for a while. I remain a legend amongst our friends for my inability to use a screwdriver, which is a slight exaggeration because I used one last week to get the lid off a tin of syrup.

And as far as putting posters up is concerned ... if I were at home, I'd post a picture of the playroom walls, which still carry the blu-tac neatly marking out each corner of the posters which fell down weeks ago :ohwell:

PeeJay
07-10-2014, 02:22 PM
I am subscribing to the monthly magazine that has these with it, get two a month and the occasional freebie.

Wigan
07-10-2014, 03:40 PM
Cigar magazine PeeJay? Whats it called are do they give you a bonus for referring someone for subscription?

PeeJay
07-10-2014, 03:45 PM
Cigar magazine PeeJay? Whats it called are do they give you a bonus for referring someone for subscription?

Military Vehicles magazine mate, we're talking about model tanks! 19742

Wigan
07-10-2014, 04:00 PM
Oh I thought you were referring to the cigar posters being free with a magazine

tommy
07-10-2014, 04:23 PM
Nice wall images PeeJay, quite frankly I'm surprised that you don't have any of the more hardcore lady cigar porn! Google "smoking a cigar with vagina" in images, it's a learning experience.

PeeJay
07-10-2014, 04:26 PM
I do have a wife remember Tommy! But I seem to recall MarkLondon sending me one of those.

tommy
07-10-2014, 04:41 PM
Lol

MarkLondon
07-10-2014, 06:43 PM
I do have a wife remember Tommy! But I seem to recall MarkLondon sending me one of those.

Smoking vagina you say?? :hail:

Funny my ears must have been burning...First time I've looked on for weeks and I see myself mentioned for sending porn! haha

PeeJay
07-10-2014, 06:44 PM
Like honey to a bee!

SmokeyDave
08-10-2014, 07:57 PM
Your den isn't the only one with a leak, darned if I can stop this one!

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Sean
08-10-2014, 08:30 PM
Guttered dave hope you get it sorted soon mate

tommy
08-10-2014, 09:21 PM
Got enough gas for that torch haha. I use one like that to heat my still.

PeeJay
16-10-2014, 03:41 PM
So here is the display humi that Martyn generously gave me in situ in the den waiting to be filled

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Another addition that came today to hide some of the stuff that has to stay there

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wolfie
16-10-2014, 03:44 PM
Display humi looks great , a couple of empty boxes and tubes in it , will look superb , v nice:smile:

handlebarpipe
16-10-2014, 03:49 PM
Looking good and well stocked, especially for someone like me that generally only buys singles and usually only gets to enjoy a cigar when out in a park (and even that maybe banned before too long!!)
Marc

Sean
16-10-2014, 05:43 PM
Very cleaver with the flag mate

PeeJay
16-10-2014, 06:02 PM
Very cleaver with the flag mate

Just ordered a Dominican flag to go above it too

mightyred
16-10-2014, 06:23 PM
Girlfriend in a good mood trying to convince her to upgrade shed...#prayformightyred

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Ross.Co
16-10-2014, 06:35 PM
Brilliant work PeeJay! How much for a weeks rent?! :)

Sean
16-10-2014, 06:54 PM
Just ordered a Dominican flag to go above it too

Good idea

Ross.Co
16-10-2014, 07:03 PM
Good idea

Could be an idea to cover all the major cigar producing nations?! Nicaragua, Honduras etc? :cool:

PeeJay
16-10-2014, 07:31 PM
Brilliant work PeeJay! How much for a weeks rent?! :)

Fellow cigar smokers always welcome to join me

Ross.Co
16-10-2014, 07:43 PM
Fellow cigar smokers always welcome to join me

Would be a pleasure to take you up on that offer some day mon amis :)

PeeJay
16-10-2014, 07:53 PM
Would be a pleasure to take you up on that offer some day mon amis :)

Have to get you over with Tommy, he lives in Reading and that would halve the petrol

Peter Willison
16-10-2014, 08:41 PM
So here is the display humi that Martyn generously gave me in situ in the den waiting to be filled

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Another addition that came today to hide some of the stuff that has to stay there

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Looking good peejay
Very jealous


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Sean
16-10-2014, 08:54 PM
Could be an idea to cover all the major cigar producing nations?! Nicaragua, Honduras etc? :cool:

Indeed mate

Sgt_Banter
17-10-2014, 05:48 AM
That smoking den looks awesome John. I've been working on tidying and cleaning the garage so it can be used as a smoking/games room. The plan is to put a dartboard up at the back and buy a removable poker tabletop fot the table. I also had the idea of finding some old cheap wingback chairs which would be awesome for smoking but there might not be enough space to also keep it as a functioning garage if I do that http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/16/9d1c5e3d9421153af515c9ee6a8dd72f.jpg

PeeJay
17-10-2014, 09:46 AM
Some of that spray insulation wouldn't go amiss for a start Rob. With those corrugated walls it would be the obvious solution.

Sgt_Banter
17-10-2014, 10:55 AM
Yeah, I used some expanding foam at the back to stop the invasion brambles and spiders where the ridges of the roof rest on the walls. It should insulate better as well as block all that lot from getting in

PeeJay
17-10-2014, 10:59 AM
Yeah, I used some expanding foam at the back to stop the invasion brambles and spiders where the ridges of the roof rest on the walls. It should insulate better as well as block all that lot from getting in

I saw an episode of Grand Designs where they actually sprayed foam insulation onto a wall, looked pretty good.

tommy
17-10-2014, 01:05 PM
So robusto is in reading?

tommy
17-10-2014, 01:11 PM
Robusto shave you smoked at Cerise?

tommy
17-10-2014, 01:12 PM
Sorry mate, Robustos. Spell check!

Ross.Co
17-10-2014, 04:48 PM
Sorry mate, Robustos. Spell check!
That is my parents house but am there quite often. Just south of Reading amigo. Near Spencers Wood. Where are you?

MarkLondon
23-10-2014, 07:22 PM
Liking the flag etc mate, look forward to joining you for a smoke in there!


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PeeJay
23-10-2014, 07:24 PM
Its been joined by a DR flag above it now.