At first, Ben wanted to build this workshop from the beginning, but first he decided to do some research on the internet and discovered how convenient it was for him. While doing his research, Ben found the Tuff Shed offered by Hemmestoppet, and when he read how quickly they could build the shed, he decided to use this prefab option. He mentions that the website is easy to use when you design your own shed, and pricing information is updated as you go through various options and ideas.
It’s time to prepare the field.
When Ben created his ideal Tuff Shed and checked the local building code, he chose a place on the farm and started draining the land. Then he laid two inches of sand and three inches of gravel in front of the hut that was to be built on it. The chickens also helped with the preparation!
When ready, the Tuff Shed team was sent in ready to build this new workshop. Ben noticed that these two workers were incredibly efficient when they set up the entire shed for about three hours.
Expressing his gratitude to the workers in the video, Ben noted that not only were they not efficient in building this sturdy workshop, they also took the time to mix all the paint and clean the construction site, making sure they would leave it spotless when they left. They also worked on a detailed checklist with Ben to make sure all the features were correct.
When the exterior was finished, it was time for Ben to go inside to paint everything white. This time his friends hired Rob and took pressure sprayers to ensure that no cracks, corners or edges were overlooked during painting.
When the paint dried Ben continued to install solar panels on the roof. This time Ben brought his friends Mike and Jason to help build the batteries and install the electrical system.
Once the installation is complete and it looks good, it was time to test whether the inverter could run multiple benchtop tools at the same time. When he passed the test with two friends, he gave each other a well deserved punch.
It’s time to shine.
The next step was to add lighting to the workshop. For this design, Ben not only added hanging lamps, he wanted the whole workshop to shine. To achieve this effect, Ben decided to cut the lengths of a rain gutter to use as lighting bays.
Add the finishing touches.
Then he went to the shelves and the warehouse. After going through various modular storage solutions, he chose the gladiator system because of its power and overall appearance. From the picture below, we can say that he made a good choice!
When finished, Ben added a bench and more shelves to finish this workshop.
It’s finally done!
This DIY solar powered workshop is only ten meters to 12 meters in size but looks pretty big! With parallel double doors, it allows plenty of light and air to move through the center. We can say that this DIY project is an absolute success and hope that her sister has her new place!
So what was the total cost?
The total cost of this project increased to $ 7,500, and it took Ben and his team about 20 hours to build the total.