Cottage Life DIY take on a workshop “Broject” using a shipping container
by Mackenzie Akins on February 02
Cottage Life DIY’s Andrew and Kevin add shipping containers to their list of materials for their next “Broject.” Always finding new and innovative DIY ideas, Andrew and Kevin have decided to build a workshop out of a repurposed shipping container in the woods. Shipping containers are excellent resources for repurposing and are perfect for outdoor storage projects like a workshop. From the plan outline to the execution of the wooden deck, they’ve really outdone themselves this time.
“We took an empty shipping container and turned it into the ultimate cottage workshop.”
To start planning, they come up with their wishlist for their ideal shipping container workshop. Next, they plan to open up the container with two large doors, plenty of space for storage on the inside, and a deck out front for a level building platform. Due to the sturdiness of the container, Andrew and Kevin also plan to build a rooftop deck to relax in. They’ve decided to build with a used container that already has some rust and wear on it, so they need to clean it up a little before starting reconstruction. After using some rust paint to extend the lifespan of the shipping container, they can start cutting out the doors.
They decide to paint the container black to contrast with the natural environment and implement the wooden doors. Once the doors are finished, all that is left is trimming the deck. The finished DIY shipping container features a beautiful outdoor space with a safe and durable storage area. In their next video, Kevin and Andrew show how they make the rooftop deck to top off this dream shipping container workshop.
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