New wood shed built (free)

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by borderbows, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. borderbows

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    Just built my first wood storage shed. Customer of mine asked me if my boys would take down there 22'x26' pressure treated deck and they would pay them. The condition of the wood was more than usable so I made sure they were careful taking it apart. I took 4 truckloads of 5/4"x4" Decking and 2"x8" joists to the house. Had a little spare time the last few days so we pulled a carp load of nails and started processing the 2x8's into 2x4's and there you have it. All free except now I have to purchase plywood and shingles. Oh ya, and the boys made $225. IMAG0173.jpg
     
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    Good looking shed!

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    No doubt.... Thats very nice.
     
  4. borderbows

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    Thanks. First time posting. Have been reading posts here for about 9 months now and have gained a world of knowledge from you guys. Started scrounging this past winter and now have just about 11 cords css. Bought my first wood stove (jotul Oslo se) it just came in. Now I have to reline chimney and hook her up. Can't friggen wait.
     
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    Thats no firewood shed, thats the beginnings of a house! What a beautiful job you did, and with free lumber to boot. Awesome deal and awesome job!
     
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    way to make an entrance!!! Nice work.
     
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    Now THAT is a woodshed...with repurposed wood no less. Well done.
     
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    Fine job. Makes me wish I had a bigger yard.
     
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    Nice second post! That is a very nice looking wood shed. Can't wait to see the finished product.
     
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    Thats nice, looks big too, how many cords can you fit in it?
     
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    Dammit that IS a house! We gotta talk to Webbie about starting a new forum now.......Wood Houses.....:p Way to go, borderbows! That is a fantastic job, using repurposed wood, and the boys even made a couple of bucks to boot. Maybe they made enough to buy the plywood and some shingles, eh? You may want to consider using metal roofing, instead of plywood and shingles! That's what this boy would be doin'.
     
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    That is a darn fine looking "Free" wood shed, in fact that is a darn fine looking woodshed no matter the cost, nicely done...
     
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    Best scrounge so far this year .
    Awesome job
    Great looking woodshed.
    Gonna be one of the top sheds of the year, well once it's full ;)

    Where on the planet are you located? Guessing North east US ( not Alaska trees in the picture ;) )

    PS: Welcome
     
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    you got skills
     
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    That is amazing! Just yesterday I was laying on the couch day dreaming about what it would take to build my kids a playhouse, I got tired just thinking about building a little 6x6 room...
     
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    Sounds like everyone made out on that deal. Fine looking shed and the price was right.
     
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    +1 on the metal roofing - personally I find it much easier but it may just be personal preferrence. Great job on that shed and you can't beat the price!
     
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    Man - you are gonna love a shed (and that is one nice example). I think all newbys should at least have to endure the first year without a shed, just so they can appreciate what they have now.>>
     
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    Sharp looking shed . . . are you planning on keeping the sides open to allow air flow? How beefy are the roof trusses -- or is snow load not as big a concern where you are located? I assume you also made to sure to beef up the base as a load of wood on a shed floor can be wicked heavy.
     
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    Forgot to mention . . . welcome to the Order of the Oslo . . . a great woodstove.
     
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    I hate you. ;)
     
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    That is great and as a fellow lumber scrounger I salute you!
     
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    Welcome to the forum borderbows. Sounds like you ran into a great deal. In addition to the dollars the boys made, they also received a great lesson on recycling and also on building. A real winner all the way.

    Personally, if it were me, I'd put a roof on that shed and stop there. Leaving the sides open as they are will help the wood. It will also save you a couple dollars by not putting siding on.
     
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    Thanks. Walls and gables are staying open. The floor is also vented 1-1/4" between Decking. The way I see it, the more the merrier when it comes to adequate air flow.
     
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    When I get a little more time to tinker on it, I plan to truss the rafters as we normally (except this past winter) get quite a bit of snow here in New Hampshire. As for the floor it is friggen bionic. Triple 2x10's for rim joists, another triple 2x10 centered front to back and remainder of joists are 2x8's @ 16"o.c. I believe that if the cord wood were made of steel it would still carry the load. Haha.
     
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