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My woodshed, thanks all for the inspiration.

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by chazcarr, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. chazcarr

    chazcarr Feeling the Heat

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    Hello everyone,

    Long time lurker, but first time poster. I use this forum to get educated on everything wood burning related. As a thank you, I thought I would finally contribute with images of the woodshed I am building using this forum as a guide.

    It is still a work in progress (need the sides and back put on, plus finish roof trim) but it is ready to hold some wood before the winter.

    Also posted a pic of my fireplace insert (Regency I2400) and woodpile waiting for shed)

    Thanks again and ask any questions you may have.

    If interested I will post a few more pics once the wood is in it and the sides are complete.

    woodpilebig.jpg mefirepitmate.jpg gettingstartedshed.jpg sidebeamsup.jpg roofbeamsup.jpg meonroof.jpg daroof.jpg

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  2. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Looks good . . . welcome to hearth.com.
  3. Dairyman

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    Very nice!
  4. hilbiliarkiboi

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    AOK&alllikethat! Do i see some pallets in dere?
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  5. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    Thanks for sharing chaz
    your all about wood hey
  6. Nixon

    Nixon Minister of Fire

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    Very well thought out , and built !
  7. barn burner

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    I see you've mix matched some roof shingles.....I did that with my kindling box. You're gonna love picking out nice dry wood on a cold rainy/icy/snowy day. Looks good!
  8. lukem

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    What is the span on those "joists", and is there any center support? It looks like it is a least 8', no center support, and 2x on their sides topped with pallets. Maybe I'm not seeing everything, but if that's how it is build I'd be seriously concerned about major sagging when you load that baby up. A couple cord of wood is going to be pushing 5K lb or more. Would you feel comfortable parking a full size truck on that floor?

    Not trying to be negative here, just don't want to see your floor bend or blow out after all that hard work.
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  9. chazcarr

    chazcarr Feeling the Heat

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    Yes, I built this as cheap as possible. Busted up a lot of pallets using a Milwaukee Sawzall for the floor and some support.

    Used credit card rewards to get lumber I needed, and bought whatever shingles were open at the Depot because they were sold at 30% off.
  10. chazcarr

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    Yeah the picture does not really show it but I have six concrete blocks with two 8x8" boards running lengthwise down the center and six 2x10" running the width as a the sub floor. The pallet wood is on top of that. The two by fours you see in that first pick were there to keep everything measured and straight for that sub floor.

    I guess I should mention the floor dimension is 10 feet wide by 8 feet deep and the roof is 12x10 feet.
  11. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    Very nice and I admire the "cheap as possible" approach, it's a wood shed!;)
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  12. lukem

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    Cool. That sounds sturdy enough then. The in-process pictures looked like trouble but it seems you have it sorted out.
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  13. PapaDave

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    First, glad you finally jumped in. Welcome to the Hearth.
    Gotta agree with lukem, if those joists shown in the first pic are all you did, you're likely in for a disappointment somewhere down the road.
    Would have been a bit more sturdy by going perpendicular with the boards on top of the joists, but I'd still have put in more joists.
    Just trying to help.
    You will definitely enjoy getting wood from under that rather than from under tarps. I did the same the spring of 2010 and wish I'd done it sooner. Doh!
    How big is the shed and what kind of wood ya' got to put in there?
  14. PapaDave

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    Ok then, just ignore some of my post.:p
    Good deal on the shingles!
  15. chazcarr

    chazcarr Feeling the Heat

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    Thank you,

    I'm not really sure on the type of wood. I really have to get better at that. At the moment my area has had a ton of severe weather events, so I just drove around the neighborhood with my trailer and picked up whatever was lying in the road. I rented a splitter and got what I could. Damn near destroyed by back though picking up some of those logs. I know some where larger than two feet in diameter. I have got to find a better way (or a friend) to get wood. In fact I came here today looking for reputable wood sellers in my area. I have bought wood twice and twice I have felt ripped off.
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    Blue2ndaries Minister of Fire

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    Welcome! Great looking shed and set-up!
  18. tcassavaugh

    tcassavaugh Minister of Fire

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    Welcome, thanks for posting. quit lurking now and get into the action. Good to have you aboard. Nice shed.

    cass
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  19. chazcarr

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    Oh yes, I saw that post already. I originally wanted to go crushed stone floor but my land is swampy and it seemed like a bad idea so I went all floating pier. That blue tarp under mine is raised to send the water rolling out so no mosquito pools form under there.

    Your shed looks great, is that a metal roof? You have got a lot of wood already. I only have about a cord and a half to stack at the moment. I have two more cords that need to be split and dried, I better get on it.
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    Very cool indeed.
  21. hilbiliarkiboi

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    Our trailer has a ramp, and most of the big stuff gets rolled on. Limb as close as possible to facilitate rolling or tumble uglies.

    Now! Lets get'er filled & more pics.
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  22. Thistle

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    That is excellent.Very well built & great design too.
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  23. Backwoods Savage

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    Welcome to the forum chazcarr.

    As for wrestling that big stuff, yes, you can hurt your body really quick. Get thee a cant hook and a couple short planks for rolling big ones up onto the trailer or truck. It really does make things much, much easier and once you purchase a cant hook, you'll not have to buy another one for the rest of your life....unless someone steals yours. I had that happen a few years ago...
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  24. chazcarr

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    Thanks, never knew about those hooks. Just added the Fiskers one to my wish list. My trailer does not have a ramp, it was home made with solid sides. In the spring I plan to fix that issue.

    I went out and piled some wood into the shed today, but the pictures did not come out since it was already so dark. Maybe tomorrow or Saturday you I can get some more pictures posted of what it looks like now.
  25. Backwoods Savage

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    This is what you need.


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