Globe and Mail visits Woodhaven Shed in Manitoba

Photo Credit: JOHN WOODS

After wrapping up a 54-year career, David Steventon didn’t know what to do with himself. He renovated his kitchen. He and his wife, Margaret, traveled across the country. But by last Christmas, only a year after retiring from the Canadian Automobile Association, he felt restless.

“I was getting under Margaret’s feet a little bit,” he says. “I was thinking to myself sometimes, ‘You’re thinking as if you’re a depressed person, for crying out loud.’”

That’s when Steventon found a cure for his malaise in a (metaphorical) shed.

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