Post in 'The Perfect Picture' started by countrybois, Jun 20, 2008.
Here's some of what I have split and stacked
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................and what's left.
Work in progress...
And more in coming...
I've posted before, but the rows look nicer with the grass greener. Each stack is 30 feet long. I have one more stack in another spot that is 35 feet long and started a fourth row since this picture was taken. I only have one cord in that row so far. If I could only get another grapple load I would keep going, but when I called last week they said they were three months behind and not taking any more orders. That isn't a good sign as in the past, they have brought me wood anytime of the year that I have called.
Ha nice work I liked the way you stacked that and the trailer is a plus.
How far down are your end post.I like the way you have that set up but can you us less of and angle and get more wood in that stack.Im looking for more room in the yard and the only place I can put more wood is up.So what are you using for end post
I have more wood coming tomorrow and I running out of room.
I hope you dont mine so many Qs. But Im going to still that idea and go up instead of out
Love it!! Keep them pictures coming.
I was forced to put those fence stakes(home depot) at that angle. the first few times I stacked the ends, the weight of the wood just pushed the stake right out of the ground. When I reset the stake with that angle, it held. I believe those are 5 foot stakes but would recommend the 6 footers and bury them at almost a foot. That will make sure they are solid. I put those in the ground when there was snow on the ground and when the ground thawed, the stakes moved.
Just a few of my stacks and a process pile at Flashman's house
This is about 3 1/2 cords so far. Last year I burned about 4 cords.
6 cords of mostly Black Locust, enough for the next 2 years. And currently working on getting 3 years ahead with about 1.5 cords or Pin Oak.
Hey LRCRUE, looks like you have the same tarp set up as me. It's nice to just roll them up or down with the weather huh.
Is it me or is that pile on the left look like it's leaning a little precariously? You might want to brace it up?
Todd I think I got that idea from you. I saw this set up posted on here last year and stole it from someone. If that was you Todd, thank you. This system works great. Just so ya know my shed was already this color though..... I did not copy that too
Here's some of mine.Pics are crappy took them with vid cam but you get the idea.
Long stack on left is 24' long 5.5' high with average lenght of split 23"
Right side is 12' long 5' high
6 cord in shed and a big pile of blocks behind Ranger and long stack.
The last picture is the leftevers of the cottonwood, just two cords left but shows my cover style. Nice to put a McMansion in a pasture eh? Nice enough guy but geesh.
Middle photo is my craigslist score, 7 pickup loads of doug fir. Needs to be split down smaller and some shortened but for 35$ per truckload I can't go wrong. I ran those 7 loads between 2 PM and 9PM in one night due to the first come,-first serve issue.
First photo is a long angle of my doug fir from a log load bought this year in early spring. Doug fir again. The stack is 60 feet long and 6 cords. I'll cover it up come fall but it is bleaching nicely from the sun and wind.
I've got an additional cord in the shed that I continue to burn on these unseasonally cool nights. I used 7 cords this year and look to have 13 total in the yard ready for next year and the following year.
Boy you guys have some nice lookin' wood stacks and such green yards. Welcome to high desert country. We haven't had any rain to speak of since early May, so as you can see, everything is very brown this year.
After having my wood pile robbed two seasons ago, I now store my ready-to-burn wood in three places, two of which can't be seen from the road.
The first pic is about 1 cord, split longer and smaller for the Nestor Martin, located behind the house on south-facing wall near the basement entrance. Below that is the main supply, a little over 1.5 cords cut for the Quad, on a another south-facing wall, with unprocessed logs stacked beside. And the third is an overflow area with enough to cover me in case it's a particularly nasty winter or someone sticks their slimy paws in my pile again.
Since I only gather standing dead, and with our high heat/low humidity environment, I don't need to stack any special way for drying... this stuff is ready to burn not long after it's cut and split.
Not the best shed but will hold up.bought this wood for $700.I have been working on it for 2 months. all most done.Wood is well over 3 years old and dry and ready to burn.
Yeah, nice color, at least our tarps are different. :lol: That's what's so great about this forum, sharing great ideas and knowledge.
This was some big ones I got 2 yrs ago. Locust. It's all up in smoke now.
my log load
I wish I could get a load like that right now!
Here's most of what I have stacked. Approximately 5 cords in the wood shed. The green tarped stack is about 2 cord, the other 2 tarp covered stacks are each a cord and the last wood shed has about 2 1/2 cords. I've got a couple more cords split and dried in small amounts in various places. The green tarp pile is an example of a storage method I've learned. I put down a pallet base the size of the tarp I have to cover with, like 8' by 12'. As I split, I stack the edges creating walls inside of which I can just throw loose stuff in. This allows me to just top cover when rain threatens but keeps fair air circulation through this loose pile. Like Brother Bart, I always top cover, makes no sense to me to let wood keep getting wet. While this doesn't season stuff as well as single row stacked, it works well for me since the stuff in the pile is generally 3 years plus from being used and much of it is already dead and mostly seasoned anyway. I uncover when spells of good weather allow. I find I can build these "piles" up 5-6' high with no problem. Quick, easy storage. Wouldn't want to be burning out of them with snow on the tarp though, PITA!
When the woods are dry, I've been bringing a lot of lying dead wood in in 4' lengths and stacking it in approximately cord size stacks. First two are one cord stacks, 50% red and white oak with some red maple, black birch, hickory and a bit of red pine mixed in. Third picture is 4 more stacks,, mostly red and white oak but some white birch, and red maple, tiny bit of red pine. Fourth picture is "the source", example of the lying dead I'm working on. There are about 100 acres of this behind my house, basically as much as I'm willing to haul in. Last picture is small stack of black locust that was on the ground behind my neighbors. That's Luey, the "chowgi", half Corgi, half Chow, great dog, smart, loyal, obediant, my helper in the woods.
Fantastic thread great pics credit to you all for your effort and thanks to nature for her wonderous bounty.
Then there's the scrounged stuff. I figure all told there is about 10-12 cords worth here. Some red pine, silver maple, sugar maple, good deal of black locust, lots of red oak, some ash and cherry. Third picture shows my latest pallet wood shed in progress, should have the roof done in a week or two, then I can start to get this area cleaned up. I'm starting to get good at building these. The one in the woods shown in the photo series above is a bit shaky. This new one is very sturdy. Last picture is "special wood" from my in laws house in Nobleboro ME. They built new on waterfront and thinned as much as allowed. They saved it for us since they don't burn. Has a fair amount of straight tall apple! that had been competing in the woods so it put on good height. This is an example of how people move wood from one local to another and if there were an isect problem, could help spread to new areas..
ive got about 4 cords now split and stacked and all cleaned up ready to start getting wood for next year. one problem though i still dont have a stove. but today i put a deposit on a napoleon 1400 to be installed in living room so thanks for all the help in helping me make a my decision.
and yes that one fallen limb will be cut up this weekend.
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