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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by chazcarr, Oct 10, 2012.
After seeing those pics I just went out and threw a beer can at my ugly woodshed.
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Hopefully it was empty
Welcome and good job it looks great ! A man after my own heart.
Just the can. Just the can.
I split the big rounds before lifting them in my truck bed. I carry my chainsaw and some wedges and a sledge.
welcome to the forum and please tell us how your insert performs
Good job on the shed, glad to see you got some deals on the materials. Who cares what the shingles look like, look at all the dry cordwood you'll have!!
Welcome to the site, BTW did you get permission from Pallet Pete to use all those pallets? He's the Primary Pallet Protector and personal pallet possessor of perfectly proportioned palletized protective products here on Hearth.com....
Welcome to HDC fellow New Englander, nice shed, maybe with a good hip next summer Ill build a shed just like yours, Im also cheap and like your idea with the pallets since I can get tons for free.
Out of curiosity, did you get a permit to build the wood shed? if so, what did the town require of you? Building plans, plot plans, inspections?
Oxford, CT here.
Very nice wood shed. Well built & a good size.
You are going to love it.
I like the shingle idea. I'll remember that, 30% off it a good saving & will make the wood shed have character.
Wish I'd done that , I used 2 colors of roll roofing from damaged rolls at Lowes
Of course we want pictures of it with the wood in it.
That makes it 5 times more better (gooder)
Nice! Are you just running single headers (beams) for front & back? And how are they secured?
I would try and run doubles and thru bolt to the posts, 2 per interconnect. Too late to notch, so just add the "inner" headers and maybe some blocks in between the two along the run to make it more like a beam.
My soggy wood stacks will be jealous. I intended to build a wood shed this year, but ended up building a regular shed with lean-to for the tractor to live under. $4k later, woodshed will wait. I also got a "deal" on HD shingles, 50% off 3 opened bundles that I just used as starter course. CL often has deals but I needed 4 square and wanted it to look good (shed too close to house to make it an eyesore.)
The wood shed will have metal roofing, if it ever gets built.
Say that 5 times real fast after a few Spaten Optimators.... vitameatavegamin
Performs amazing. Gets the room it is in up to 88 degrees and the upstairs rooms up to 71 after about 4 1/2 hours from a cold start. My house is very well insulated now that I just got new windows and siding put on. it is 2300 sq feet that it keeps warm. If only there was some way of getting the heat to travel down into the finished basement. Rest of First floor stays around 74 degrees.
Looks like it will be very nice. I am thinking when I build one, hopefully next year, after I burn the wood in the spot I want, that I will not bother putting a floor in. Just some gravel and pallets (that can be easily replaced). That has to be a major part of the expense and work. In your case though it will add weight and keep the shed in place with heavy winds. I am planning on digging 3 or 4 ft holes for the posts.
No I did not get a permit. When the city guy came to my house for the stove install, I asked him if I needed a permit for the woodshed, he told me that since I went with floating piers instead of concrete slab that I was fine. He said that it is classified as a mobile storage unit. I don't know why, but the permit guy is aware that I built this and did not care. I didn't take it any further.
I lag bolted to the single headers. The shed is not done yet, but I needed it to a point I could get my wood out of the snow. I'm staining it now, and going to add side walls and some lattice. Just probably next spring.
The roof can hold me steady right now, and hopefully it can hold the snow. I am already planning on running another beam on the inside after adding some knee bracing for looks.
I almost did that, I have some plastic pallets that make a great flooring, but as you stated want to eventually get this thing as rigid and stable as possible with the tools I have.
That is interesting about not needing a permit when it is not permantly in the ground. I have heard that before about hunting camps, if they are built on skids then there is not increase in taxes, as it is removeable (in theory). Also like a trailer, if it has the tires on then they will not increase taxes. Anything to avoid more taxes, they are killing me here.
Im going to follow your design esxcept for the floor, save the expense and its a bit higher and dry where I want to put mine, hope mine comes out half as well as yours did.
The beer can.
The woodshed should be full.
ETA: I didn't read far enough before posting.
If you have a digital thermostat try turning on the fan on the furnance, this will pull heat through your ductwork.
I did this once, tried to get heat evenly throughout the house, and it did not seem to work.
After a couple hours, the house was not as warm as if I had just left the fans off.
I have two zone air handlers with an intake and vent in each room of the house (two in the living room) instead of a central intake. If you have luck doing this, what is your set up? I assumed that I am just spending a lot of time trying to get the ducts warmed up.
It was a tip someone gave me to try, as i have not tried it yet. I thought maybe it would work for you. Hell when im burning wood I hope my furanace never turns on.