Odpod Shipping Container DIY 3D Cut Out Kit

Image

please share...Share on LinkedInShare on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUponShare on RedditEmail this to someone

Odpod Shipping Container DIY 3D Cut Out Kit

Lots and lots of people have come to us asking for help to design their shipping container home. Since we can’t be in two places at the same time we have spent some time to make these 3D cardboard, paper cut out templates. You can download the design for free and print out as many copies as you like. Printing onto carboard will make the final product a bit stronger and we recommend printing minimum A3. Fix the edges with a little glue or sticky tape.

Click to download DIY 3D Container Cut Out A3 DIY 3D Container Cut Out A3

Click to download DIY 3D Container Cut Out A4 DIY 3D Container Cut Out A4

Ideas are endless, shipping container swimming pools, shipping container jenga, stonehenge shipping containers, what can you think of?

We would really like to see your designs, please email them to us or post the photos on our facebook wall.

odpodcontainerhouse@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/odpodcontainerhouse/

We hope you enjoy making some cool house configurations using shipping containers.

please share...Share on LinkedInShare on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUponShare on RedditEmail this to someone

Odpod Shipping Container Home Access Stairs

Image

please share...Share on LinkedInShare on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUponShare on RedditEmail this to someone

Odpod Shipping Container Home Access Stairs

To pass the final test for the building surveyor we needed to build some steps. (The fancy word for this is access and egress) This is to make sure the house has safe access. We made the laundry to the back yard access set of stairs using a lasercut corten frame and spotted gum timber treads. The frames were welded together in parts and then fixed with masonry anchors into a concrete slab. The design was first made on computer to make sure it would look good before we ordered any materials. The 2nd set of steps was made using recycled pallets and an old jarrah deck. We built everything in place and modified the pallets to fit the area.

The beer tap is working well and the kitchen is fully functional, there are a few extra pictures to show the current progress. We restored the dining table after finding it on the side of the road.

please share...Share on LinkedInShare on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUponShare on RedditEmail this to someone

Odpod Shipping Container Home Vinyl Stickers

Image

please share...Share on LinkedInShare on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUponShare on RedditEmail this to someone

Odpod Shipping Container Home Vinyl Stickers

The idea is to put a shipping container company logo on every door in the house. For example there will be a “MAERSK” bedroom and a “CHINA SHIPPING” bedroom etc. All the vinyl stickers were made using a vinyl cutter. You can see how they turned out in the pictures. Once the doors are painted we will take some photos and show how the viny stickers turned out.

please share...Share on LinkedInShare on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUponShare on RedditEmail this to someone

Odpod Shipping Container House Speakers

Image

please share...Share on LinkedInShare on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUponShare on RedditEmail this to someone

Odpod Shipping Container House Speakers

We installed speakers to the upstairs and downstairs lounge rooms because we all enjoy good music. The speaker wires were added before plaster and considered ahead of time. The covers were cream and didn’t match the white ceiling paint, so we painted them satin white to match. Each of the speakers are terminated directly to the speaker wire. The amplifier end was terminated to a banana plug. They banana plug looks a bit nicer than wires hanging out of the wall.

please share...Share on LinkedInShare on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUponShare on RedditEmail this to someone

Odpod Shipping Container Home Doors

Image

please share...Share on LinkedInShare on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUponShare on RedditEmail this to someone

Odpod Shipping Container Home Doors

The doors were installed over a couple days with a little bit of help from someone with experience. We also used a jig for drilling out the holes. The sliding door took a little long to fit but work out really well in the end and has a smooth action. The self-centring drill bit came in handy for drilling the holes for the hinges, all the holes line up perfectly with the centre for the countersunk screws.

Cheers
The Odpod Crew
Craig & James

 

please share...Share on LinkedInShare on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUponShare on RedditEmail this to someone

Shipping Container Home Feature Kitchen Island Bench

Image

please share...Share on LinkedInShare on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUponShare on RedditEmail this to someone

Shipping Container Home Feature Kitchen Island Bench

Lots of time and patients went into creating the feature kitchen island bench. We started with a simple sketch and some offcut piece of shipping container. The idea was hatched after lots of designs and then some computer renderings to validate the idea. We used some leftover 50x25mm RHS steel and made a frame to attach the shipping container skin. The welds were all linished back until smooth and then any pit holes filled with fibreglass filler. The base coat was a vinyl etch prime, which works very well on metal, then a top coat colour to match Mersk Grey (the same grey used by Mersk on their shipping containers) The frame was screwed to the floor boards and also to a 90x45mm pine frame to form a 90 degree rigid structure.

We made the final concrete pieces the same way as the previous bench tops. You can see in the photo of dry ingredients shown from left to right, sand, cement, AR glass fibres, alto pozz and black oxide. Just like the other concrete pieces we used hydrochloric acid and a wet polish diamond pad to achieve the result we wanted. Concrete bench tops take a very long time to make and require lots of precise measuring and weighing.

To finish off the beer tap system we made a stainless steel grate which was cast into the liquid cement. Small knobs were welded onto the frame to better help secure it into the wet cement.

While the concrete was setting we made the feature lights above the bench top using a big piece of spotted gum. We used the hole saw to cut the perfect size circle and then finished the timber using some olive oil. (yup just out of the cupboard used for cooking) This brings out the natural timber colours and looks fantastic.

Ps: yes we went overboard on the polyurethane glue that holds the concrete waterfall panels in place, but they definitely won’t fall off!

Cheers
The Odpod Crew
Craig & James

please share...Share on LinkedInShare on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUponShare on RedditEmail this to someone

Shipping Container Home Australian Birds

Image

please share...Share on LinkedInShare on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUponShare on RedditEmail this to someone

Shipping Container Home Australian Birds

We often see lots of Australian birds visiting the balcony including king parrots seen in the pictures and a shy kookaburra. Other times we see blue wrens, galahs, sulfur crested cockatoos, crimson rosellas and many more.

Cheers
The Odpod Crew
Craig & James

please share...Share on LinkedInShare on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUponShare on RedditEmail this to someone

Shipping Container Home Odd Jobs

Image

please share...Share on LinkedInShare on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUponShare on RedditEmail this to someone

Shipping Container Home Odd Jobs

Lots of small jobs take a long time to complete, because each different job requires different tools, materials, skills, planning etc. We are now very close to having the occupancy certificate (which is a big relief)

The balustrade at the back of the house has been fitted and some concrete pads for the steps leading up to the entry doors. We made some nice bacon and eggs on the very basic BBQ and then shortly after the electrician connected the 900mm Oven and we made some pita bread pizzas.

Moulding the timbers for the window winders took a long time, each one was set at a different height and needed to be mm perfect for the winder to operate smoothly. We used a table router and a thicknesser to profile the timber to the desired shape. We used a kiln dried Tassie Oak from the local hardware store and measured each window to ensure an accurate fit.

The bath is now installed and properly plumbed in. We asked for help from a tall friend, Luke, 6”2’ to make sure the size was suitable. Fortunately for us all he kept his clothes on.

More updates soon.

Cheers
The Odpod Crew
Craig & James

please share...Share on LinkedInShare on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUponShare on RedditEmail this to someone

Shipping Container Concrete Kitchen Benchtop

please share...Share on LinkedInShare on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUponShare on RedditEmail this to someone

After a successful laundry concrete benchtop, we moved on to the kitchen. The photos show a step by step process of how we made the benchtops. There are three pieces in total (next to the oven and the L-shaped sink section which is made up of two parts). We will make the side panels and the island benchtop at a later date. Below is a list of materials, tools and ingredients required.

Materials / Tools needed:
– Stand or trolley. (To provide a usable work platform).
– Melamine board. (This provides a relatively smooth surface to mould the concrete. There is the main surface and the side pieces. Our side pieces were 25mm (for hidden edges)and 43mm (for thick front face) in height).
– Scrap board. (To cover mould to form thicker 43mm seen edges).
– Timber screws and Brad Nails. (To hold melamine mould together).
– Silicone. (To form benchtops edge radius).
– Cabinet Maker’s wax. (For ease of concrete separation from mould).
– Caulking tool. (Spherical metal tool to form benchtops edge radius).
– Clean rags. (For cleaning surface and removing wet excess silicone).
– Razor Blades. (To clean dry excess silicone to form benchtops edge radius). 
– Circular Saw. (To cut Melamine).
– Brad gun and compressor. (To fasten mould together).
– Silicone gun. (To form benchtops edge radius). 
– Measuring devices. (Scales, measuring jugs to measure out wet and dry ingredients).
– Buckets and Tubs. (To contain measured out ingredients and to mix concrete mix).
– Scrapers / Stirring stick / Electric Mixing Drill. (To assist in mixing the concrete mixture).
– Gloves, P2 masks, goggles. (For your protection and safety).
– Construction adhesive. (For fixing finished concrete benchtop to benchtop carscasses).
– Variable speed polisher / buffer. (To be used in polishing process).
– Diamond polishing pads. (To be used in polishing process (200, 400, 800 grit)).
– Diamond polishing blocks. (To form chamfer on underside thick edge).
– Masonry cutting Wheel and Angle Grinder. (To cut concrete benchtop if required).
– Water Bottles. (To lubricate and assist polishing process).

 
Concrete Ingredients:
– Cement.
– Washed sand.
– Water.
– Alto-Pozz. (A white powder that improves strength, reduces shrinkage and improves surface).
– Black oxide. (This provides the dark grey colour in the concrete).
– AR (Alkali Resistant) Glass Strands. (Adds strength and flexibility to the concrete. Aids in high strength to low weight weight ratio).
– KongKrete (Liquid acrylic polymer). (Increases Flexural and tensile strength of the concrete. Improves workability without using water. Improves evenness of colour).
– Optimum (A superplasticiser). (Improves the workability without water (the more water used, the more strength is lost). The superplasticiser allows the workability of a wet mix, with the strength of a dryer mix).
– Defoamer. (This reduces air bubbles in mixture. This is important as air bubbles will create a pitted benchtop surface ).
– Sealer. (XS-327 Foodsafe sealant provides a waterproof and foodsafe layer over the concrete).

please share...Share on LinkedInShare on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUponShare on RedditEmail this to someone