Cover to Tuck Your Wood In

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by jotul8e2, Dec 3, 2008.

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  1. jotul8e2

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    We are all cheapskates here, right? If not, then why on earth do we do all the cutting, splitting, hauling, stacking... well you know all about it. So, like you, I was looking for some means to cover my firewood to keep it dry and ready for use. Price was very much an issue.

    Fortunately I located an excellent source of covers for my wood that was right in the heart of my price range - free. I got a dozen or so covers used by Polaris to ship Victory motorcycles to their dealers. I believe the Polaris atvs, and likely snowmobiles use the same covers. They are seamed to create a box shape with no bottom and are designed to cover the rectangular knock down crates the factory uses for delivery. They are the right size to cover about a half cord of stacked wood.

    Granted, they are not heavy weight, nor or they likely to last more than a season or two, and some of mine have a small hole or two, but hey, we're talking about firewood here, not some kind of permanent shelter.

    I suspect most dealers just give or throw them away. If not, they are good enought to be worth a few bucks. Polaris has dealers everywhere and it might be worth your while to call.

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    Good deal, I'll stop by the Polaris dealer tomorrow.
     
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    Great find. I've been using plastic bought in rolls from the hardware store. I guess it's true. "one man gathers what another man spills."
     
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    Best free wood pile cover I have found is rubber roofing material. It's tough and won't blow around. Local roofing companies would have some lying around if they've recently removed an old roof.
     
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    Cut up the material from those so called inflatable pools. The ones with the inflatable ring around the top. The lower part of the walls and the floors are a very tough material. These pools are often given away on CL.
     
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    I've used one of those and also the bottom of a tent from a big tent that my neighbor threw into the garbage. I just layed it out and was able to get a couple long pieces for my stack in a row and a couple of square pieces for a couple pallet stacks.
     
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    Been trying to find some of that my self
     
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