Time Required: A long weekend
Difficulty: Expert

Necessity is the brother of all invention and there’s nothing that we need more than a workshop at the cottage. The biggest challenge is going to be figuring out how to make this massive two-and-a-half ton repurposed shipping container fit into the natural surroundings.

Project Steps

Step 8

Next it was time to build the doors. We built them extra thick, covering both the front and back in plywood. If you’re following our example, make sure to get hinges that can support the weight. Next, we covered the doors in cedar shingles to give them added visual appeal.

We painted the shipping container in a matte black that contrasts nicely — in a sleek modern way — with the cedar.


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