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Hi I wasn't sure where to post this thread so hope this is OK here. I am doing my permaculture diploma and have been requested to turn an old shed into a child's den. The main reason for keeping it is the jasmine which has twisted up it and looks like something out of The Hobbit or Lord of The Rings or which ever one it is.

Anyway, on inspection of the inside the shed has some areas which are rotten. I don't want to tear it down because of the jasmine and the clients don't want me to either. Does anyone have any tips on how I can 'mend' the rotten sections and make it reasonably sound before painting inside etc.

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I believe you'll need to sneak those rotten boards out of there.

First step is probably to replace that post. Set the new post next to old post, nail the wall boards to the new post, and then you can maybe remove the old post without harm.

Then the boards forming the wall... good luck! That'll be ticklish. Shorter boards maneuver more easily than long ones, so some judicious cutting may be necessary (to replace, say, an 8-footer with two 4-footers).

Some time, some swearing, some sweat, and I think it can be done.
 
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Thanks Mike. I know I'll have to be creative with this one. It'll be a challenge that's for sure. All I have to worry about then is making sure the rain doesn't come in from the roof.................. :
 
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