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Posted By Badfish740,
Oct 14, 2011 at 9:14 PM
HA THAT IS so funny, "for the win" HA. The wood in pallet island looks really dry though!
Don't use it for wood just a homemade 0$ shed out in the woods.
Nice is the moonshine still behind the shed?
I saw a sign like that once, several years ago. Needless to say, I stopped to ask. A storm damaged an oak tree. The home owner cut and split a stack of wood and placed it near the road with a "Free Wood" sign. He said that he didn't burn wood and had more than he needed for camp fires. Against the advice of my wonderful wife, I hauled several loads in the back of my 1991 Honda Civic hatchback. I folded the seats down to make more space for wood. I told my wife that I had to take the wood because it was free.
What did she say?
Hang a couple of throwable ropes and life rings on it - add a couple of pontoons and you have a Gilligan Island Pontoon!
Your paying for new shocks for the car?
See - she is stacked and almost full except for another half a load from my trailer...and the wood is dry.
I have looked and looked hard, but I am still not sure I understand the engineering of the support for the pallet walls. :lol:
It appears the tarp roof plays an integral part of this structure.
I am amazed that passed code in CT
Things are done a bit differently in the NE and NW sections of CT, back to yankee ingenuity.
needs more bailing wire.
Well, it goes like this. I started with just the pallet floor the first year and covered with tarps. Year two I added the walls. I never intended there to be much force put on the front walls along the driveway - or any of the walls for that matter. All pallets are screwed through the bottom into solid wood. All my wood is stacked toward the back - meaning that I stack the back and middle first for the most part - like you would stack if you had no end supports. I try to get the middle up to 4 or 5 feet first and then finish the back and then the front and then pile as high as i can go toward the middle. Most of the 'force' of the wood is toward the middle and not the back or front really - maybe more toward the back. There is definitely reinforcing with 2x4 here and there like along the inside of the walls at the bottom so the bottoms won't kick out. I have seen enough to be ok with this cowboy engineering though i never intended for Pallet island to last this long.
That last stack looks like it is leaning back a ways and it is. I make sure the back row is perfect and then the other rows all begin to lean back a bit when I get to 5 or 6 feet high. I just don't want logs toppling on to my head or especially on to the heads of my girls.
Here is a quick shot of what the wife got for enduring Pallet island...
Not that good of a picture I guess as I tried to get the stove in the picture too to show how close the wood is to the stove. I was not going to light a fire this morning even though it is 32 outdoors but the ornery one said to go ahead lest she get chilled. Just getting out of hospital, she needs to be comfortable so I lit a fire. I had already turned the draft down because the flue temperature had reached 450 degrees so the setting is on 2 (half way. I donâ€™t know if it is half closed or half opened). But anyway, it shows that we can just slide the door open, grab some wood and put it into the stove. She had wanted sliding glass doors and a small porch there for many, many moons so this year she finally got it. I have to admit that I too like it.
What kind of wood is that? Is that ipe?
That looks very convenient Dennis! Hope Judy is feeling better! Going to New Jersey to look at a Perf Press for work so I may be online less will have to see how that goes..
CT that is a beautiful deck love the color and grain of the wood!
Picture is sideways. Pallets held by force of gravity.
Not having to knock snow or freezing rain off of firewood= priceless