My wood shed is done

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by blacktail, May 22, 2012.

  1. blacktail

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    I had a few extra days off last week and spent them building a new wood shed with the help of my dad.
    Because the back of my property is all trees, I really only had one spot I could build it.
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    This will be a big improvement over keeping wood stacked here and there between the trees. Between the trees will still get used for green wood.
     
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    Nice shed. That spot looks exactly the way I imagine western Washington should look - covered in evergreen trees.
     
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    Great job.
    Awesome looking shed! Like the front eve ;)
    Get that wood in there, it's raining LOL :)

    Dimensions? How much does it hold?
     
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  4. blacktail

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    Thanks. The footprint is 11'x7'. Inside height measured from the top of the pallet floor is 6' in the back and 7' in the front. It really dumped rain here today but I still managed to move a few stacks in. I've got 5' tall rows along the back and sides now. In the interest of drying I'm not going to pack it full yet.
     
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    Nice job on the shed. Enjoy getting it full.
     
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    Wonderful! Come visit me in Maryland, bring a hammer.
     
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    Very nice looking woodshed.
     
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    Nice shed! Makes me wanna get out and get mine started!
     
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    Love the front overhang.
    I'm still deciding how far out to take mine (didn't build it in when the shed went up).
    Should be plenty of airflow.:cool:
     
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    Scotty, it'll still early. You've got the rest of the day.;lol
     
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    Thats a nice looking shed. How much wood can you put in the shed, about 3 1/2 cords?
     
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    Is that a weather stick on the side?
     
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    that should work out great.
    It is amazing how a roof helps keep dry wood dry.
     
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    Looks great!
    Let me ask a question. I'm a total newb at building stuff and am thinking of doing something similar. Does anything hold it down other than its weight? Could a big enough wind tip it over?
     
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    Blacktail, good work. The only problem I see is perhaps a big problem with moss on the shingles. If so, the next time you might consider a steel roof.


    Velvetfoot, earth anchors will work fine.
     
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    Are those the things that screw in to the ground?
     
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    Yuppers. Mother Earth gets screwed sometimes....
     
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    nicely done. I am thinking of building one, this gave me some ideas. than you for sharing.
     
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    Blacktail,
    Nice job! Should really do the job for you. A shed like that is on my to do list. A good roof, wood off the ground and plenty of ventilation. You get it.
    Take care,
    Tim
     
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    Wow, thanks for all the compliments. It does face into the wind but I have some cedars that will shield it a bit. I've got wood stacked between those trees and I'll probably leave it there just to help block the wind. One job of the roof overhang on the front is to keep wind from hitting the underside of the roof. I'm still deciding if I should attach a chain to the sides of the frame and run it under the pallets to help weigh it all down.
     
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    Are you talking about the cone shaped thing on the right side that looks kind of like a rain gauge? It's the business end of an old peavey. I have a few old logging tools on the shed for character.
     
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    That's a very nice, first class shed! :)
     
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    Your shed looks real good. Your property looks alot like mine. I live in Arlington Wa and have lots of cedars like you do!
     
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    Good job! I am going to convert a boat shed into my woodshed. It will keep me from having to build yet another shed around the place!
     
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    blacktail -
    really nice woodshed and a great template for some of us to work from. i love the way there is no floor framed out. just pallets right on the ground. no floor joists to pay for, build, replace, have critters move under, etc. if a pallet fails...pull it out and throw a new one in. that will be the way i do the floor in the shed that i may never get to build.

    OT
     
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