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Building a wood shed

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by stanleyjohn, Jun 1, 2008.

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  1. stanleyjohn

    stanleyjohn Feeling the Heat

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    Here is an update!The shed is almost done!I will add a door to complete the shed for the short term.I haven't seem much if any rain enter from the exposed top area so i might leave it open.Dont know if much snow will get in during the winter so may do something to cover it up.Should be plenty of ventilation thru the spaces in the picket fence and top for the wood.

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  2. Carl

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    That should do a good job of protecting your wood stack Stanly. I doubt you will need to enclose it more. If a little snow does get on top of the wood it wouldn't hurt much.
  3. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Very nice, SJ. I'm with Carl...door or no door, it's a matter of how you want it, the wood's well protected. Good job! Rick
  4. drizler

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    What is a permit anyways???????????? Screwemmmmmmm, damned snakes. In NY a place like you have there is likely considered a Chateau, not a shanty. Christ they would tax your on your ice hut if you left it sitting around too long. Out of sight is truly out of mind and always consider the high altitude maps they use to snoop in your yard. Like the old Drill Seargant once told me. "Cover, they have to see you to shoot you". Make use of trees accordingly if possible.
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    Ya it is a bunch of BS anyway....Just another way for a NOBODY to hassle the common working man......they love to pick on the stuff that just does not matter...hey but guess what..the teachers will be on strike next week to raise your takes another mil......got to love this sh!! I guess I am just twisted??? lol.... :cheese:
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    stanleyjohn Feeling the Heat

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    Your not twisted!The school systems seem to be!If your town or city is like mine and 70+ percent of all our taxes go to the school system and they cant run it good enough and want more!i would say the schools need to make changes.Taxes are getting way too high as it is now.
  7. begreen

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    Getting way off topic. Maybe take this up in the Ash Can or the Wood Shed?
  8. stanleyjohn

    stanleyjohn Feeling the Heat

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    Sorry! Got alittle carried away
  9. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    needs a stove, a chimney, a TV and a beer cooler.


    edit: and some wood.
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    For sure my bad too..stuff just upsets me sometimes...over and out
  11. stanleyjohn

    stanleyjohn Feeling the Heat

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    FINISHED!!!I used nothing but scraps around house to finish the job.Not perfect!but i think i did a good job.I will be getting cement blocks and landscape 5*3 timber to hold the piles of wood.

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    I think you did an excellent job, sj...well done! (or, as we'd say in the Navy, Bravo Zulu!) Rick
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    Good job with the finishing. This should be a great asset next winter, especially when it is full of wood. :)
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    wow man, thats really nice! What did you end up using as the outside walls?
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    Unbelievable!!! Crap, what ever covers the wood, you don`t need to keep up with the Jones`s here. Airy, and like Pook, or KooP, or Kook, would say--just make sure it`s covered for the winter, this is not Rocket Science. Airy, and fairy if you choose, just make sure the wind can blow thru it. done,done-- prettry, doesn`t mean diddly squat :coolhmm:
  16. stanleyjohn

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    I used regular pressure treated 6*8 picket fencing and for the top part i used leftover shingles i had laying around draped over pieces of picket fence used for support.Dressed up the corners and the door sides with 3.5 inch pine which i stained before using.Wasted no material on this job!Thanks to all for the kind words.When i get it filled with wood ill snap a pic of the inside.
  17. fossil

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    Perhaps not to you, sonny. I'd say it depends on a lot of things, not the least of which is just where the shed sits on your property in relation to whatever else is there with it, and how you'd like it all to look. I like neat and pretty, and my woodshed sits just steps away from my house about 30' back from the driveway. I've got other wood stored elsewhere on the property in much less prominent locations, and I'm not quite so picky what those places look like. When I decided to put the shed where I did, for convenient access through either front or back door, I knew I needed to make it a "presentable" structure that would look like it belonged right there next to my house. So that's what I did. I'd say that sometimes pretty really does mean diddly squat. :) Rick
  18. Elderthewelder

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    can you post some pics of your set up? I like to see what other people use to store the wood in. I posted pics of my wood bins in the picture forum, not the prettiest things in the world, but not the ugliest either, and they are pretty much out of eye sight from the neighbours
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    Elder, if you go back up this thread to post #27, there's a link in my post that goes to another thread where I posted a pic shortly after construction was completed. Right now I've got stain all over my hands because I'm putting a finish on it to match our house & the shop/garage/guest building. When the shed's all done, it'll be stained cedar with dark brown trim. I'm also going to run electricity out to it so I can have a couple of lights in it. One of these days when it's all stained & painted, I'll post another pic. I call it the Taj Malog. :lol: Rick
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    Wow! that's impressive. I wish I had the room to do something like that. Unfortunately I have a postage stamp size lot in the heart of the city.
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    Looks Good, I love the roof line.
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    Here is a pic of the inside!I plan on stacking the wood on 3 sides.I will most likely double or triple the width on all three sides depending on how much wood i get.

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    Carl, Looking at your pics I see the big grain storage/ elevators in the background. Is that downtown Newberry?
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    I like what you are using to stack your wood on..sure beats pallets. Think I may go to a system like that next year.
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