My woodshed, thanks all for the inspiration.

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

  1. tcassavaugh

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    yup, just got a peeve and a pulp hook. next to the saw, one of the best wood handling tools there are. well....forgot the maul.....and the tractor.....and the splitter. lets just say it should be in your arsenal to help prevent strain.

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  2. chazcarr

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    Hello again,

    Today was nice and crisp so I spent the day splitting some wood and stacking in my new shed.
    Still have a lot to finish up on this beast but I wanted to share what it currently looks like.

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    Looks almost done already. I'd probably put some slats in the back and sides (leaving maybe 3-4" between) and call it good.
     
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    Looks good Chaz! Are those rafters 2x4's and if so what is the span? Just concerned with potential snow loading..

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    No offense . . . but that is one very funky way of stacking wood in the woodshed. Never seen anyone stack like that.
     
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  6. chazcarr

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    Haha, yeah, that is what I get for letting my dad help me out. He was in a hurry. Its OK though, I have to add the side slats anyway and that wood is super dry and wont last through this season. He even threw my solid rounds in there so I could rake leaves. Next stack will be much neater.

    Also those are 2x4 for the roof spaced ~16" apart and I will be reinforcing that next year but for now I plan to roof rake it along with my house for larger snowfalls (I'll be making enough trips there anyway).
     
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    Good plan Chaz! I wish my Dad could help me but that's not gonna happen.. Enjoy it while you can!

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    Cool wood dryer you have there. Nice job.
     
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    I like the little stove next to the insert.
     
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    Looking better every day.
    With wood in it, starting to earn it's keep ;)

    Nice sunny day & I see you have a few leaves to deal with :)
     
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    Very nice job. Now fill it up with wood.
     
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    It's all good as long as the wood doesn't fall out.
     
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    Yes, my uncle gave me that, it is really old, and he used to actually use it for lighting cigars. Now it is all cleaned up, painted and is just a nice decoration.
     
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    Do the remotes turn the stove on and off :)
     
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    No just the TV
     
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    That looks really warm! The color is perfect with your mantel and surround. I see you have a nice cast iron steamer and an ecofan. How long have you had the ecofan, and how do you rate it?
     
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    I tried it too to no avail, I get much better heat distribution by turning the two ceiling fans on
     
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    The ecofan is nice. I've had it for two years now and it really paid off as soon as I got it. We had a bad storm that wiped out all the power lines. Spent three days without electricity (therefore no fans or heater) and it did an admirable job keeping the heat circulating away from the mantle.

    Plus it is a great conversation piece.

    I now use quiet 120mm computer fans on the corner of some strategic doors and they really move some heat for me.
     
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    I saw one of those little stoves in an antique shop and when I inquired about it, the OLD owner of the shop, told me it was his great grandfathers and it was used in covered wagons. Could be BS but it made sense for the size
     
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    Geo how are those old CDW's holding up? They will last forever if you don't abuse them! I like the T-5 so much better than the CDW and backpuffs are a thing of the past now.. Very easy to learn and use with loads of heat if you need it.. Blower is very effective and quiet but expensive!

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    Just spent some of the 4th painting my shed red..I suppose that is patriotic. I made the side slats removable so I will be painting those in the garage because of these damn mosquitoes.
    redshed1.jpeg redshed2.jpeg redshed3.jpeg

    I see by looking back through this thread that I have acquired quite a lot of wood.
    Guess I should have made a larger shed.
     
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    Looks fantastic, Chaz! No matter how big you make your shed, you always end up wanting a bigger one.....you can always add onto it in a couple years. Either way, I'm jealous. I still have yet to make one here.
     
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    Looking good Chaz!...ditto what Scotty said, "you always end up wanting a bigger one." ;)
     
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    Nice setup there. Can you put that frame thing across the back wall of your shed? That would make for some easy and solid stacks.
     
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    Yeah those are the sides. I will paint and attach those again soon.
     
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