Shed Week 2009 interviews: @RicoDaniels

This shed week guest post comes from Shed Judge Rico Daniels, I came in contact with Rico a few years back through his son Ciqala, who tipped me off his dad was doing a show on the telly that may interest the sheddies.

The TV show was the successful Salvager and rest is history, Rico was a judge in the first Shed Week, and I hope he continues to support our sheddies with his views on all sorts of things.. you can follow Rico on twitter.


The SHED is one of those great traditions that we can all relate to at some level.

There aint many people that never had some sort of access to a shed whether closely scrutinised or totally unrestricted.

A shed can be a complete shambles or a cherished world in microcosm.

My dear old dads shed is still intact 6 years after his sad demise.

His neatness and care for his tool is still evident despite the cobwebs and it is very definately still MY DADS SHED.

I suppose that’s the attraction for me. A mans (or womans) shed is an extension of
themselves .

You could easily analyse a persons character by looking at the structure, content and layout of their shed. Planning laws are lax enough to allow us to build pretty much whatever we fancy at the end of our own garden and that is clearly evident as we cast a curious eye over other peoples fences.

I’ve seen the most complicated train layouts fitted compactly into a six by three and twelve foot by eights so crammed with broken sun beds and rusty paraffin heaters that they’re as good as useless.

That is the point though. It’s a private world where the opinion of the outside world doesn’t count.

Until now that is . Judging time has rolled around once more and you need to shape up .

I know there’s some good entries but there’s all to play for so good
luck you guys.

By Andrew Wilcox

I love sheds Founder & judge of Shed of the year - Wilco writes mainly about sheds. About the blog Enter your shed into #shedoftheyear