I have recently completed building my own Dojo, a long life dream of mine since i was a child. We are lucky to have a fairly big garden which enabled me to build the structure.
I thought i would share roughly how it was built and hope it is of interest to others.
For the foundations i used about 10 railway sleepers which were already in our garden, these were set on concrete. for the frame i used 8 4x4 posts and 3x216ft lengths of timber. To fill in the walls i used pallet wood which i required from buliders merchants, again this was also used for the roof as well as felt.
For the front and sides etc i used feather edged boards which gives the Dojo that cabin look. Inside i used old wardobe doors and panles etc to panel the inside, then painted white.
For the floor i used 2x2 concrete slabs which i already owned, i have my own mats which are in place. The walls have 3 layers and the size of the Dojo in total is 21x17ft clear training area. fully matted with punch bags, Makiwara, mirrors and of course electric.
It has took about 3 years to build and cost around £480 approx over that time, i have had more injurys building the Dojo than i have all the years of Karate training,lol but its been worth it. It still has odd jobs that needs doing but ready for some serious training.
I hope this was maybe of some interest and help for those who are considering or currently building their own Dojo.