As one or two people have shown an interest, I thought I'd start a topic. I built this in 1987 to compliment our koi pool. I'd done a bit of research in Manchester Public Library. I went through some old books which showed photos of the "Victorian landed gentry's" garden constructions, built by workmen brought over from Japan. So they were a combination of traditional Oriental ideas and what the land owners wanted. I'd seen the one in Tatton Park, which to me looked like something out of "South Pacific" and wasn't impressed. So I incorporated some of the things I'd seen in the books plus some ideas of my own. It had to be something I could build with basic DIY tools and skills. So it's just softwood and roofing ply plus some opaque white recycled redundant fluorescent ceiling light defusers, I got from work. Every few years I give it a coat of Dulux Exterior woodstain, which has kept it free from rot. I built a shed on the back of the garage in 1974, for our daughter's expanding collection of rabbits and guinea pigs. But after she left to go to GOS to train and the last of the rabbits died, I moved the garden furniture and gardening equipment we stored in the teahouse into the shed. We've never really used it as a summerhouse as we've a nice patio in front of the French windows. It was handy to store the jukeboxes I bought ten years ago as my wife would never have let me have them in the house. I usually have them on if I'm gardening. This one was made in 1976 and apart from dirt and cigarette tar stains that I had to clean off was in good condition. This was made in 1969 and is my favourite, mainly because although working OK when I bought it, cosmetically it was a bit tired looking, so I've brought it back to nearly an "as new" condition. I've also this TV down there if there's sport on whilst I'm in the garden, so I can break off have a sit down take a beer out of the fridge and watch a bit of it. It replaced a little 14" one when I bought two new TVs for the house a few months ago. I uploaded my "how to build one" video (well...just a collection of photographs) to YouTube, seven years ago and so far it's had nearly 80,000 hits. "So there might be one near you."