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building wood shed

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by marreque, Apr 2, 2010.

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  1. marreque

    marreque Member

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    gonna start building wood shed-looking for some ideas & pics

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  3. jlow

    jlow Feeling the Heat

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    This is what I built in my backyard. 20' wide x 10' deep x 7.5' tall.

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  4. Superlite

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    I upsized mine the other day. Used a Cedar tree I cut down for the posts and some old and new lumber I had around. I built it around the existing pile so that was kind of a pain but I think I almost tripled the volume. It's not quite done yet I still have some things to do. I was thinking about putting some tobacco barn like sides on but I may just get some canvas I can roll up if I want to. Last picture is the old one. Good Luck

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  5. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    WoodPorn Minister of Fire

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    Jlow, what did you use for a floor?
  7. jlow

    jlow Feeling the Heat

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    Pallets laying on weed block material over grass.
  8. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Here's an evening shot of ours.

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  9. oldspark

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    All those buildings are real nice but if I had one of that type last winter in Iowa it would have been full of snow.
  10. schortie

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    Mine is not much different from the others already posted, but here ya go.

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  11. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Nice shelter I like the log posts.. Strong and inexpensive too..

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  12. raybonz

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    Good looking shelter I like the lattice on the sides dresses it up a bit..

    Ray
  13. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Good job on that shelter! With the sides like that do you also use tarps to keep snow out in winter?

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  14. prairiefire

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    schortie, i like the front half wall i was thinking of this yesterday as i was stacking wood in my new shed for the first time. i think i will add one to mine as i think it will give me more stacking options when seperating fresh wood from seasoned wood. rather than piling new in front of old. i may also add more side boards so there's less space for splits to slip through. thanks for the idea!

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  15. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    My shed is 10' x 20' on a concrete slab but I'm not going to post a pic cuz if I had a do-over, I would build it twice as long, half as deep, and not as tall. The challenge with the way mine is built is rotating inventory and the tall stacks are tedious to build and keep plumb.
  16. oldspark

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    That's good info to pass along.
  17. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Some nice looking sheds posted on this thread.
  18. Lumber-Jack

    Lumber-Jack Minister of Fire

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    I tell you, building my wood shed has sure made life a lot easier. Stacking outside and covering with tarps and such is for the birds. Especially on my small lot.

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  19. prairiefire

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    i would agree with LL if i were to re-do mine i would make it longer and narrower and not as high as well. oh well it will do for now.
  20. benjamin

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    Does it go without saying that it should face south?
  21. raybonz

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    Mine faces east and gets good sun a good part of the day and the wind tends to blow in from the east..

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    We didn't have a problem with snow in the shed. A dusting would come with stronger wind, but after knocking the splits together it was gone. This was our first season with the shed, and we were surprised that we didn't get more snow in it. It was great not having to deal with tarps or cramped space and wood mess in the garage.
  23. Rustaholic

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    Thank you all for the pictures and info.
    My way of building is a lot more basic.
    I hope to get a woodshed built this year but it will all be built from what is laying around here.
    I have 5'4" X 12'4" shipping pallets that weigh 250 pounds each.
    The shed will be built from them.
    The shed will be covered with door slabs.
    I have used steel roofing that will cover the roof.
    This shed will be right outside the walkout basement door and will be to stack dry wood in.
  24. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Mine faces south . . . but to be honest it just kind of worked out that way since I was building the foundation partly on some cement pilings from an old swingset (a very large swingset) and the open side of the shed faces the house . . . and south.
  25. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Carbon_Liberator just post a picture of his wood shed every now & then to make us drool.
    This year I'll start mine but gonna be difficult to be as nice as CL's.
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