Remember those English sheds referenced in this recent article? For many of us in the USA, even that single car garage we say is too confining for serious work would be pretty spacious compared to what our friends in the UK often have to work with. A couple days ago I was going through the thread on the Performance Bikes forum detailing the Kwikasfaki build up. Cabbie, as the builder is known, mentioned early in the process that he was looking for newer quarters for working on the bike. Then up comes a couple of photos showing the space he located and transformed. Wow.
The space is small and, if it was ever used as a garage for an auto, would barely fit a Mini Cooper and though his "before" photos show us what it looked like after he had already got rid the junk inside and removed what he said were about 1000 nails in the walls, it still looked like any complex build would be a tight squeeze in a space with limited function. The "after" photos he took just two weeks later are amazing and deserve some attention.
He had entirely changed the look and utility of his new workspace and made it into a shop where he could perform serious work with a very efficient layout. Given the quality of work done on the bike itself, it shouldn't be surprising that he would do this well in converting a small shed into a spot most any of us would find to be a pleasant, bright working environment, but it impresses nonetheless.
Sometimes this sort of "oh, by the way" addition to the description of an already excellent build, makes for a great story all on its own. Very neat!
Link: Performance Bikes forum (registration required)