Garden Sheds are for Girls!


Posted by Rob | Posted in Garden Shed Tips | Posted on 26-08-2009

What is it about blokes and sheds? Is it the opportunity to get away from the family? Perhaps it’s the chance for a little solitude. Or is it the prospect of tinkering with gadgets or pulling apart items and putting them back together”´┐Żalbeit sometimes in a slightly different arrangement?

Let’s face it, some blokes spend a lot of time in the garden shed, often with very little to show for it when they finally re-enter the outside world. Something’s going on in there! Is a garden shed really a suburban cave? And what’s a girl to do while he’s in there? She should get her own shed of course!

Now if you’re wondering just what a girl can do in a garden shed, here are a couple of ideas:

  • Turn your shed into a studio of creative activity. Do you enjoy painting, writing, scrap booking, restoring old furniture or making anything at all? Get a decent sized shed, add a light and some furniture and hey presto – creative studio!
  • If you’re into gardening, turn even a small shed into a little potting area where you can separate clumping plants, plant cuttings or pot up new items.

There’s a shed size to suit just about any activity you want to do in your back yard. A 3 metre x 3 metre Premier garden shed is only $499. If you’re going to share in the shed experience you could even consider sharing the shed with him – the 5.96 metre x 3 metres Highlander has two doors!

What’s Going on in Your Garden Shed?


Posted by Rob | Posted in Garden Shed Tips | Posted on 26-08-2009

There have been some interesting things found in garden sheds over the years. Not just in Australia but all over the world. From rare oil paintings to hand grenades and even an amplifier believed to have been used by the Beatles.

Just in the past few weeks, law enforcement officers in Michigan USA found a methamphetamine lab in one chap’s garden shed. Police in Texas had an even bigger week – they found some kids locked in one garden shed behind a childcare centre and an old body in another one behind a Texas funeral home.

In Florida in 2007 – according to unverified and possibly completely untrue reports on Internet blogs – a man turned in a 1.2 metre missile launcher during a “kicks for guns”´┐Ż campaign. The program was exchanging shoes for firearms and the fellow wanted a pair for his daughter. Seems he found the missile launcher in an old shed he was dismantling. Yeah, right!

Now all of this fits very nicely with a study done on men and sheds. A story (originally published on and republished online by The Courier Mail) reports that the study found men between the ages of 30-76 are likely to spend about 3.5 years of their life in their shed. But what’s really interesting is that the poll found that 40% of them lie about what they’re doing in there!

What will you be doing in your shed? Don’t worry – we’re too afraid to ask!

Premier Garden Shed Our Best Seller


Posted by Rob | Posted in Garden Shed Tips | Posted on 24-08-2009

Our most popular garden shed at the moment is the Absco Premier Zincalume Garden Shed. It’s not hard to see why. The Premier Garden Shed been reduced from $699 to a low $499 for a limited time. For a shed of its size, that’s a bargain.

The Premier is a garden shed for the serious gardener, hobbyist or hoarder! It’s a 3 metre x 3 metre design with double hinged doors and a wall height of 1.8 metres. Plenty of room for your tools, gardening items and all that other “stuff” we like to keep in our sheds.

Made from heavy duty galvanised steel with a Wind Rating of 147 (W41) it’s built to withstand cyclonic winds. The steel is quality Bluescope steel with a 12 year warranty.

Putting up a garden shed is something every man must do at some stage in life. It’s a “bloke” thing, so they say. Of course, these days many of us just aren’t that into shed construction and need a bit of help. Luckily, Absco have made it easy for us. Not only does each shed come with easy assembly instructions, but Absco have put together an online video tutorial to show you how to construct the box and slab.

You’ll make it look easy – and nobody will suspect that you’d have preferred to spend the afternoon sipping wine and watching the latest foreign film.

Little Garden Sheds for Little Spaces


Posted by Rob | Posted in Garden Shed Tips | Posted on 24-08-2009

Looking for a little garden shed? Those of us who live in villas or have “low maintenance” gardens still need to store a few items outdoors. Even if we have just a few or no gardening tools at all, there are those indoor items that are undergoing the important transformation from loved or much need items to rubbish. You know the type of things I mean – items we no longer want, but can’t quite bring ourselves to throw out. We don’t want them inside because they’re taking up valuable space, but they’re items we’re not quite willing to discard yet. Or items we can’t discard – like taxation papers!

Garden sheds are good for all of that “stuff”! Of course, if you have only a little backyard or a tiny courtyard, you don’t want your shed to take up a big percentage of your outdoor area.

That’s why Absco make the Spacesaver Shed. At just 0.78 metres deep and 1.52 metres wide it’s ideal for the small garden. If you have a lovely small garden and don’t want a garden shed to intrude, the Spacesaver garden shed is designed to fit beneath the eaves of your home. Of course, there’s no law that requires you to put your garden shed in the garden – as an alternative, you could position it in your carport.

The Zincalume Spacesaver Garden Shed is currently on special at Shed Spot for a tiny $189 and the Colorbond version for $339.