We are huge fans of sci-fi movies here at Waltons and we challenged our product development team to create a space inspired building. The finished building has to be functional as well as unique. It should be able to be used as a stand-out feature in any garden. The shed must look like it’s come straight out of a sci-fi movie!


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The team based the design around a traditional wooden potting shed or greenhouse which typically features large styrene windows, shelving and ventilation. To give the potting shed a ‘space ship style’ look the team took a standard rectangular structure and re-imagined it as a hexagonal structure which almost looks curved.

In order for the building to be strong, the team decided to use a tongue and groove style cladding and constructed the building like they would any other garden building, in panels. It took the team around a week from design to completion to construct the space shed. The final design gave the building quite substantial size of 9ft x 7ft! The roof height is just under 7ft so even the tallest of adults can stand up in it comfortably.

To decorate the shed we painted the outside in Cuprinol Forest Mushroom and the inside has been painted in Cuprinol Urban Slate. To make it really stand out our in-house graphic designer created mock control panels printed on foam boards which cover the inside of the shed so that when you are inside you really feel like you are on your very own space ship.

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Millennium Falcon Cockpit Potting Shed Ready For It’s First Adventure

Millennium Falcon Potting Shed In Progress

The timber panels had just been put together and the next step was to add the styrene, paint it and add the interior.

Before Adding The Styrene

The timber panels had just been put together and the next step was to add the styrene, paint it and add the interior.

Custom Paint And Bespoke Interior Cladding

Here is the Waltons Space Shed with the finishing touches added. The interior has been painted and then foam boards with printed control panels were added to all the walls. The last thing we added was the timber potting shelf.

Printed Control Panels And Custom Paint Work

The interior has been painted and then foam boards with printed control panels were added to all the walls. The last thing we added was the timber potting shelf.