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morgunkorn OP ,
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I don't know all the words in English, as a Frenchman living in Germany :') Apparently it's a "wooden formwork", according to this page: http://mkolar.org/travel/Cechy/new-house/index.html

We were lucky, as our neighbor who is also renovating offered the steps of his old staircase. I modelled the thing in SketchUp to be able to measure all the angles and dimensions. We then made templates out of plywood for the 2 kinds of segments and used a flush router bit to reproduce the shape.

https://discuss.tchncs.de/pictrs/image/9731f482-c5c6-4221-aaaa-c4601dc7ce13.jpeg

morgunkorn OP ,
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Ding Ding Ding! :) Wine racks, shelves with crates for flower bulbs, potatoes and other root vegetables... Which will mean we have to secure the entry, our (lovely) elderly neighbor has already mentioned coming over at night for a drink ^^

But it will probably serve as a tool shed for the coming year until we have the rest of the garden levelled and laid out, it's the first of many projects, we will come back to it for the aesthetics (lime render, floor tiling, door, outside cladding...).

morgunkorn OP ,
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Oh thank you! I will make weekly progress updates on the project 👍

The cellar is at the furthest corner of the property and therefore must be completed first, so we can haul the building materials. The neighboring plots are 3m (10ft) higher so it's tucked cleanly in a corner that would have been useless otherwise.

It's 2.75m wide, 3.75m long and the middle is 2.35m high.

https://discuss.tchncs.de/pictrs/image/9bbb6601-ccda-48dd-8de4-d3cac157904a.jpeg

The vaulted ceiling will be completely buried, and the front entryway will be cladded with wood in the style a hobbit hole. The details aren't set in stone yet, we take a challenge at a time.

morgunkorn OP ,
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Yes great idea, I'll go to the engraving company to have a stone inscribed with our names and the year, it will feel nice to leave something tangible behind, and maybe burry a time capsule too.

morgunkorn OP ,
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Thank you so much 😊

morgunkorn OP ,
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A cat dad, if that counts >^^<

morgunkorn OP ,
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Thank you! Wine definitely, probably also plant bulbs in the winter, root vegetables... we have a passive house built on a concrete slab, every room is 19°-23°C all year round, it's too warm for those.

morgunkorn OP , (edited )
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It all began as a "quick and easy project to learn the ropes before making the bigger construction elements" (retaining wall, stair, maybe pool even), and then we started looking at hobbit houses, fancying nicer materials, adding an alcove... It now feels like it will be the most complicated thing in the whole garden ^^'

Were you planning to bury a life-size skeleton wearing a construction worker’s outfit nearby?

i wasn't... until i read your suggestion! :D

morgunkorn ,
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That time scale looks way off, I’m snow-high for days at a time!

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