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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Stegman, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. woodchip

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  2. RNLA

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    Good idea to crib every 8ft. or so if your going with the single row-n-space layout.
  3. Stegman

    Stegman Feeling the Heat

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    OK, gang. Here's the final product. Three 30-foot long stacks of wood, each roughly five feet high. It's about 4.5 cords of wood, which should get us through the winter.

    The first row in back was done with cross stacks on the ends and a couple more in the middle. The other two were done with T-stakes on the ends and two lengths of rope running the length of the stack - one string at about 18 inches, the other at about three feet. Those two stacks seem much more secure than the one with the cribbing.

    Gotta say I think cribbing looks good, but it's a pain in the ass and it's hard to do right. My first row is leaning precariously on one end due to the cross stacks. I'm thinking of bracing it against the middle stack with a couple of logs or 4x4s remnants somehow so it doesn't topple.

    Next year I think I'm going to add T posts in the middle of the run for additional strength.

    All in all, I'm pretty damn pleased with myself. I really like the way it looks. I almost don't want to burn that wood.

    I just hoping that first row stays upright somehow.

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  4. weatherguy

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    Looks good Stegman, you split all that yourself or buy it c/s/d/?
  5. Stegman

    Stegman Feeling the Heat

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    Nope, bought it split and stacked it myself. Guy quoted me $190 a cord but said he'd go lower if I paid cash. I ended up getting it for $170 a cord.

    It's mostly ash with some cherry and maple mixed in. Got the last delivery a bit later than I would have liked, but my guy was sidetracked for a few weeks helping folks dig out from the tornado we had up here back in June.
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    You should be proud welcome to the ediction :zip:
  7. fabsroman

    fabsroman Minister of Fire

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    Seeing everybody's woodsheds and wood stacks has me pretty jealous. Right now, I am trying to figure out where I can put a wood shed on my property and still get enough sun and wind on the pile of wood. I actually know where it would be best, but I am not sure about what we are going to do with that area of the yard and it is a rather long ways from the basement door where the furance is going to be. You guys are killing me. Probably going to have to slum it with some cheap racks this season and work on a woodshed come next spring.
  8. SolarAndWood

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    Stacks look great. A 2x4 at a 45 should do the trick especially if you do it soon. Gets harder as the stack leans further.
  9. chvymn99

    chvymn99 Minister of Fire

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    That looks great. I like the layout that you've done.
  10. Backwoods Savage

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    Stegman, the final looks excellent. Your stacks look as good as zap's. Now I'll have to practice to see if we can have some nice looking stacks on our place.
  11. Beardog

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    Looks great!
  12. woodchip

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    Easy to say now, just wait until January.......

    But I must admit, they are brilliant stacks, very neat :)
  13. Ratman

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    Sweet!
    Nice job.
    My stacks look like a rollercoaster compared to that.
  14. Littlespark

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    Jees,

    The photos of the shed and the pallet operation make me so jealous. I like the gravel base. I feel like a slug next to you guys. If anyone like Carbon ever moves into my area, I"ll move out. Man alive. That is a beautiful operation. Can everyone imagine if some gung-ho township supervisor or city manager sees carbon's beautiful set up and decides to codify it in the local zoning laws. I can only imagine what that law would look like

    Property Owner Choosing to Burn wood must have:

    1) Neat single toned painted multi-bay wood drying and storage facility;
    2) Standing seam steel roof must not clash with chosen paint;
    3) Kindling box should be neat (not like Little sparks rusty wheelbarrow)
    4) Separate storage section for splitting and wood handling tools must be integrated into the design of the shed; and,
    5) Wood must be stacked in such a way where splits don't appear to conflict with full rounds leading to a picture of natural harmony.

    I can only imagine that the splits on the roof are because when you wood was airdropped in neat immaculately wrapped bundles a couple broke open.

    Littlespark
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    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    Don't laugh, there is a community close to me that does regulate fire wood stacks, YIKES :ahhh:
  16. Stegman

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    Thanks for the idea, Solar. Did that tonight when I got home. I lucked out, too, because I was able to wedge the 2x4 between an adjacent fence post to our garden at the top and between the slats in the pallet down below, so it's got some good support. I then jammed another 2x4 in vertically between the first 2x4 and the stack. Now I'm just keeping my fingers crossed.

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