Man Cave – She Shed – Garden Office

Building the Man Cave.

Update – This has now turned into a She Shed as my wife has acquired this and moved in.

This is a video record of my Garden office / Shed project.

Please find an update of what this looks like now.

This is a video of the plans and budget

I am not qualified or do this for a job, I just enjoy making things and this seemed like a good challenge.

I started it in March 2015 and finally completed it 9 months later in December 2015. I build this in my spare time.

I managed to get a great deal of the materials second hand or recycled.

Other items I had to buy new, but shopped around on line for the best price.

The timber base was from A1 Lofts who did a great job of our loft conversion a couple of years ago. I emailed them and they emailed out to all their contractors to see if they had any spare timber. I met with Dan from A1 lofts in Harlow and filled up a van load of timber.

The 4 x 2s were from a recycling timber yard in Peckham.

The other items such as the windows and doors and the front maple cladding were second hand from ebay. I had to travel to collect items from all over Surrey, Kent, Hampshire and Buckinghamshire.

Other items I had to buy new, but shopped around on line for the best price.

I did all the work myself apart from the final fix and certification of the electrics. The electrician was Billy Keppel from Keps Electrical.

I have written and recorded and played the instruments to the music on this video. The track is here

Contact: Angus on

Please comment below.


grass hopper says:

What’s the difference between plaster board and the stud walls? And which one is the one that’s up after everything is done and looks good.

Robert PumPed up GarciA says:

Windows..what u foing to lool at ..fuck wooden gates..

Chisomo Tembo says:

Nice build mate. Planning to embark on a similar project. Can you please give me an estimate how much it would cost to construct a build like yours?

Joe S says:

What’s the next project? I can see you’ll be living in there permanently:-)

xierxu says:

Looks good.

giantpune says:

2:08 Windows. You wouldn’t wan’t to miss out on that great view of the wall 2ft away. 😀

I like apples I like applets says:

Wait is that legal? Like no permit needed? Because here in the US they want a permit for a dog house. Lol

jillmac2000 says:

Nice build. I am not knowledgeable on construction (just a few Habitat for humanity volunteer shifts). What is the benefit to not doing all of the framing first? Thanks

Master Bates says:

Disliked for using PC term ‘She shed’.

Denyse Alvarez says:

If you want a man cave you’ve got to build it yourself

MrJan9k says:

Why bother insulating if your not going to insulate the roof?

icespeckledhens says:

I would prefer a concrete base, since although the solid concrete blocks will take the wait, there is invariable ground movement. It’s an excellent build but I think it’s a shame to skimp on the foundations.
How big is the man cave, I think, from memory, the maximum floor area must not exceed 30 sq metres and it has to be 2 m from the boundary?
It’s looks very nice and I hope you enjoy yourself in it, for many years to come.

Bobby Garcia says:

right on mate

Xx_2Ksxorpio_xX _ says:

Thanks dawg now me and the boys can crack a cold one open with out the girls complaint

Mr Forall says:

You didn’t give any slope to your roof. How is the water coming down??

Joshua Lay says:

Apparently man caves are sexist….screw that noise.

Jordan N says:

What’s the overall cost?

Erick Patino says:

make sure you go to church

Maurice Powers says:


NIGHT RIDER100 says:

Lovely sound of ⛪ bells

James Rice says:

Enough she shed bullshit.

mike korycki says:

Looks like you built a mosquito haven under your shed

Derick Ofodirinwa says:

Wtf is a she shed?

Mann Dingo says:

nicely done!

Rob Dunfy says:

So your not into gardens then…..

Oscar Hillier says:

Get rid of those extension cord lights and put a light fixture, you’re not done.

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