Finally, I have a Wood Shed!

stejus Posted By stejus, Dec 8, 2012 at 7:02 PM

  1. stejus

    stejus
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    Putted around all summer thinking about building one. Finally said I'm doing it. Started in Oct and finished loading it in mid November. Here's my journey shown in pictures! PIC HEAVY!

    Before clearing the spot. Plenty of land, I just had to find enough room without freakon bolders!
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    Rear posts
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    Tarped wood piles are eventually going into shed.
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    From the rear side.
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    Roof going on. More pics to come... hit the 10 pic limit.
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  2. stejus

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    More... I forgot to mention. It is 14' long, 6' deep, 6' high in back, 7.5' high in front. All PT wood except T1-11 and trim.
    Just to show shed, it's right behind the drying stacks. I wanted it like this so the load process didn't take long.
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    Put a few coats of stain on to T1-11
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    Framing detail of overhand.
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    Loaded.
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  3. bogydave

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    Look like it'll handle a big snow load. Very stout build !
    Like the hurricane clamps for the roof trusses & the vertical posts anchored down to the sona tubes.

    You'll wonder why it took so long to build a shed now.

    Beautiful shed & even more so full of wood ! :)
     
  4. BucksCounty

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    That is sweet. I am going to go ahead and say I like your shed a hell of a lot more than mine. Wish I would have seen before I made mine. Oh well. Very nice shed.
     
  5. Gasifier

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    stejus. Congrats on that build man. Good work and should keep that seasoned wood dry. Have a good burning season.
     
  6. stejus

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    Too funny about the Hurricane clamps. We had some pretty serious winds with Hurricane Sandy. The shed didn't budge but my fence did!
     

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  7. lotawood

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    Nice shed. Will be less tarps to fight with.
    Good beer in the shed too.
     
  8. dougand3

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    Super nice shed!
     
  9. WellSeasoned

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    Great looking shed! How much will it hold?
     
  10. Blue2ndaries

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    Great shed and nice work! I put clips all over my shed as well. Build nice/right , build once!
     
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  11. davmor

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    Nice job.
     
  12. stejus

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    I did the math on the dimensions and came up with roughly 4.56 cords. The wood I loaded in at was 4 cords and there was still another section to take more so 4.5 cords is about right. The coldest winter with the stove so far was 2010/2011 and I used 4.25 cords and I based the size on that.
     
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  13. wishlist

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    Looks great stejus. Reminds me of bogydave's just smaller and without the moose antlers. :)
     
  14. Tramontana

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    Nice looking wood shed stejus, thanks for sharing the build.

    Cheers!
     
  15. WellSeasoned

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    Well it sounds perfect then! Congrats!
     
  16. ScotO

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    Fantastic job, Stejus! Nice job on the footings, the notched posts, the hurricane ties, the T1-11 siding, everything looks great. Great job with the tutorial and photos, too.

    Just how I like a job, lots of OVERKILL....did I mention that I'm jealous?!?
     
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  17. Backwoods Savage

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    I have to agree. Nice job Stejus.
     
  18. weatherguy

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    Nice looking shed Stejus, I keep saying Im going to build one but I dont, after messing with tarps today that may have pushed me over the edge, Im going to print pictures from this thread as a guide, thanks for posting.
     
  19. stejus

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    Weatherguy, this is what did it for me. After a few years of messing with tarps, I said I had enough. Not only that, I don't have to call home and say "cover the wood before it gets wet!" and listen to the bla bla bla. Priceless :)
     
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  20. Tramontana

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    For me, the defining need is based upon municipal zoning regulations.

    I can have only "two cords, neatly stacked exposed to view of the public". A shed will allow me to increase my storage to provide for several years of capacity.

    Can't wait to build mine.

    Cheers!
     
  21. Cross Cut Saw

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  22. metalsped

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    Nice looking shed! It looks a lot like mine... speaking of which, maybe I should post up the shots of mine finished for the forum (only gave teaser shots a few months ago)
     
  23. timusp40

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    stejus,
    You have constructed a totally awsome woodshed. I would love to have one, but judging by the time, material and labor invested in it, I could never afford it. One of the nicest homes for fuel I have seen yet. Congrats!
     
  24. raybonz

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    Congrats Stejus excellent well made and designed wood shelter! I like the short roof in the front and wish I'd done that too.. You're gonna love having that shelter I know I do!

    Ray
     

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