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A Base To Stack Wood Upon

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by fdegree, Nov 4, 2009.

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  1. fdegree

    fdegree Feeling the Heat

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    I should have mentioned this in my original post:

    My plan is a 3-bay woodshed. Each bay will be 12 X 8...large enough for 4 chords...approximately 1 year supply. While burning the wood from one bay, the other 2 bays will have time to dry...resulting in 2 years of drying for each bay before I burn it.

    Anyway, this means I'm looking for a "flooring" system for a 12 X 24 structure. Everything I keep looking at is quite expensive.

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  2. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    I use rocks from the yard and garden. There are piles of rocks all over my property, so I put a partial layer of rocks in the softball size range on the ground and stack on those. They are all odd shapes, so the first layer of wood has to be manouvered a little to make sure it is stable, but after that I stack as usual. The rocks look unstable, and it is tough to walk over the rocks since they are unstable without the wood on top, but once I stack wood on them it seems very stable. It is a little work to move the rocks, since I have to move each one by hand into the wheelbarrow and into position under the wood, but I figure it is permanent and free, and none of the wood is in contact with the ground. After I burn a holz hausen (all my stacks are round holz hausens) I can build another on the same rocks so the work will have to be done only once. if you don't have enough rocks, stop by and I'll give you some.
  3. Berone

    Berone Member

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    I'm doing this for the first time this year. I used 2x3's that had been laminated into 3x4's. They're fir, I think, and should thoroughly rot in contact with the ground. But I had gotten a half dozen 10' lengths from an opera I worked on last summer and they've been in my way in the shop for over a year now. So let them serve a purpose while they rot! They came over from Germany - maybe German fir is more rot resistant!
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