It’s looking like I am going to have a problem with excess moisture in my shed so I need to buy/build a tool cabinet – and insulate it.
My shed is built of breeze blocks (single skin), has insulation in the shed roof, I am going to buy a dehumidifier, and some form of heating (probably an oil radiator). This will go some way to alleviating the problem, but I think I am going to need more.
The plan is to build a wooden tools cabinet and then insulate it. Has anyone done this, any tips, advice?
"Sawdust? I think you'll find that's man-glitter."
I have my workshop in a very old garage on the side of the house. The walls are rubble on one of the sides that connects to the house, a framed in divider wall containing polystyrene insulating block, covered on either side with hardboard (and on one side some really nasty flek wallpaper, The third side is simple old brick, and the last side is a large double door.
Needless to say this was cold and drafty. The roof is just wooden planks with asphalt roll on top.
To help keep things less drafty I bought a load of 40mm polystyrene tiles and 50mm nails, and nailed the polystyrene over most of the doors and the roof. This reduced drafts and brightened the place up a bit.
On the brick side, I mounted some framing (40mm by 40mm to match the polystyrene) between the roof and the floor, and filled in with tiles.
This gave me the added benefit of a relatively easy way to mount shelves, tool cabinets etc.
Ended up looking like the picture attached (apologies for the quality, it was taken a while ago on an old phone).
I have an electric oil heater to keep the temperature around 10C through the winter
Well enough to keep woodworking throughout the year. Best addition ever to the workshop was an old skylight that I found at a scrap dealers that I had installed when the roofing was replaced last time.