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A Scottish Log Store

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by ballibeg, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. ballibeg

    ballibeg Member

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    Hi folks,

    really bee enjoying reading the forum and seeing how you all do things differently to us here in Scotland. I wouldn't say there is much tradition in how to store wood here and so I set about building a logstore from my own imagination! It helped that I took a barn down for a friend so I had loads of free wood and its the size of the free wood that determined the size of my store!

    First the corners and the floor joists. I had loads of 3metre lengths of 2"x4" so I double them up to make 4"x4" joists. (Love mixing the units!!)

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    Each joist is supported in the middle with a post underneath. I than added 6"x2" flooring with a 2" gap.

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    I then used sarking boards on the store face and half way down the sides.

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    I originally planned to use recycled corduline roofing and so built the roof as such. However it was too holey and I had only built in a 2" fall so I ended up using corrugated iron sheets.

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    Finished and filled with beech, sycamore and lime.

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    We don't have the tradition of stacking long thin rows and so heaps more common. By getting the whole structure off the ground and allowing airflow underneath and through the whole structure I am hoping it will ventilate well. The open rear faces the wind which we have plenty off!! Size is 27m3 or 7.5 cords. For me that's between 2 and 3 years worth for my 6kw Woodwarm stove.

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    Bit 'heath robinson' but I am happy and other than my time and nails it was free!!

    Dave
    West of Scotland

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  2. jebatty

    jebatty Minister of Fire

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    A piece of art! Imagination to warm many cool days and nights. Welcome, and thanks for the post.
  3. Pagey

    Pagey Minister of Fire

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    Those are some fine pictures! Thanks for sharing, and nice shed.
  4. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    That's a nice looking shed with the weathered barn board. Do you lay up the wood green and do all the drying in the shed? If so, you're bound to have more seasoned wood trapped in the middle with greener wood in front of it unless you lay off until it's half empty. I had that problem with my shed being closed on three sides. I also leave the green wood outside to season for at least six months before laying it up in the shed.
  5. zzr7ky

    zzr7ky Minister of Fire

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    Hi -

    Nice work!! Lovely pictures.

    A buddy here has a converted corn crib that's similar in size/shape he stores wood in. There are modest doors that open out, 3'X3' or so, in the middle of 3 of the walls. That way he can sneak out the dry stuff that's left over from last year and still load the shed easily.
  6. Cowboy Billy

    Cowboy Billy Minister of Fire

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    Very Nice Dave!!!

    I really like how you have the floor up and ventilation under it. I hope to have one up later this year. I was going to run my side boards horizontal but looking at yours I think vertical would be better.

    Billy
  7. WoodPorn

    WoodPorn Minister of Fire

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    Hi Dave,
    Welcome, and nice looking woodshed!

    What varieties of wood do you get over there?
  8. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Very well done!
  9. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Sharp looking shed . . . a few words in there I didn't understand . . . for a minute I was wondering if I was even reading English. ;) :)
  10. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Nice stock of wood there ballibeg. The shed came out looking pretty good. One concern I would have it the roof support. It looks a bit wide between the supports in the picture posted. Were more supports added after the picture? My concern would be when the roof gets a heavy, wet snow load, it could sag under that weight.
  11. Battenkiller

    Battenkiller Minister of Fire

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    Very nice! Beats the living hell out of a pallet shed. ;-)
  12. ROBERT F

    ROBERT F Minister of Fire

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    looks mighty nice. happy burning! and welcom to the forum!
  13. fredarm

    fredarm Minister of Fire

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    I lived in England from 1970 to 75. I don't recall seeing much wood being burnt back then, just coal and "smokeless fuel". We had two coal burning fireplaces which we used quite frequently as the central heating the our house was not particularly effective.

    Oh, by the way, "Heath Robinson" is the British version of Rube Goldberg--a designer of strange mechanical contraptions made out of odds and ends.

    Nice wood shed, er, logstore.
  14. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    That logstore is really very bonny. I dunno...do you all say "bonny"? Anyway, I like it a lot. Nice job. Rick
  15. andybaker

    andybaker Feeling the Heat

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    That is so cool, someone in Scottland is following this forum. Welcome ballibeg, glad your here. That's a very nice shed you've built there. I'm thinkin of building one to, an add on to my shed. If not this summer, next.
  16. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    So Ballibeg,
    At first,I thought this was going to be a place to sell wood.
  17. RobC

    RobC Minister of Fire

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    Jeez Firefighter. when I go to Maine I sometimes wonder if I'm hearing English. For example " Ayuh, I could tell that guy was a Masshole even before I looked at his tag" Translated, Yes he drives like a jerk, I could tell by his license plate.....
    I try to pronounce my "r's" buy I have many other Masshole flaws.
    peace and good humor !
    Rob
  18. fredarm

    fredarm Minister of Fire

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    Hey Rob, you're right next door. I'm in Mansfield.

    Fred
  19. WoodPorn

    WoodPorn Minister of Fire

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    You both are next door, I'm in Attleboro.
  20. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    HehHeh . . . yeah I have the same problem when I'm talking to folks from away . . . ;)

    Heck, sometimes I have to put on the captions on my TV when I'm watching a show from Britain so I can understand what they're saying.
  21. ballibeg

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    I dunnae ken wha yur bleathering aboot.

    Dave
  22. WoodPorn

    WoodPorn Minister of Fire

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    I could watch Mike Myers all day long in "So I married an axe murderer"!

    "Heed Moove Nioow..........That boy's got a Heed like Sputnik"!!!!

    Sorry, what were we talking about?
  23. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Interesting post and good pics too! I went to Edinburg, Scotland back in 1976 when I was in the Navy.. Beautiful country but it rained all 4 days I was there.. Welcome to the forum!

    Ray
  24. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Now this I understand perfectly well . . . ;) :)

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