Daryl's shed evolves into a disco
ONE Maryborough man has taken his shed to a whole new level, converting what once was an old gym into a fully-functioning nightclub on the outskirts of town.
From the outside Daryl Bandholz's shed appears to be like another backyard building, but first appearances are indeed deceiving when it comes to the large shed, which hosts facilities that could rival nightclubs across Australia.
The interior of the shed boasts a large dance floor, bar area, DJ booth, state-of-the-art surround sound system, massive projector television, laser lights, a smoke machine, an extensive gaming area and even a stripper pole - which Daryl said was put in for a good laugh.
The idea to convert the shed into the entertaining area - or club 550 as it's commonly called - first came to Daryl a few years ago, when he slowly began rearranging the inside of the shed.
"It was originally a gym, but then I decided to add a dancing area for the kids," Daryl said.
"I put up one disco ball, then one became two and soon enough I'd built a tiled dance floor in the middle of the room.
"After that it just kind of took off and everything fell into place."
One of the best features of the room is a giant hand-painted underwater mural that covers the rear wall of the shed, Daryl said.
"A mate of mine came in and painted the entire wall in about a week," he said.
"It's just adds another dimension to the shed, and works well with the game tables."
The gaming area at the rear of the building holds a wide range of old-school gaming machines, including pinball machines, pool table, an air hockey table and even a ping pong table.
More than $10,000 worth of equipment has gone into the shed Daryl said, though he said it's all money well spent.
"Everyone has a good time when they come out to our shed," he said.
"It's just a great place to hang out."