foraging in industrial parks
and cooking a shed
Where do you get wood?
Not that wood.
I mean actual boards. Planks and ply. Studs and such.
If you build a lot of stuff, you likely go to a lumber store.
And, when you build, you likely start with a pretty straight ahead plan.
Building a building is most frequently approached like baking a cake. You assemble the necessary ingredients and put them together as well as you can. Precision is the key. There’s little room for substitution or improvisation.
Baking is scientific. It’s an industrial process.
That can largely be a wild improvisational experience.
I’m currently in the process of creating a new eight bike bike shed. It’s an add on to the shed that I’m turning into a writing studio.
But this bike shed’s being built differently.
I’m cooking this shed rather than baking it.
I don’t have a plan, nor am I beginning at a lumber yard
I’m foraging in industrial parks.
I’ve been venturing out into the industrial wilderness picking pallets.
I’ve become one of those palle…