Ok it's that time of the year again....... to show wood piles/stacks!!

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  1. dafattkidd

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    Thanks Elijah,

    I'm working on it. My plan is to have 6 cords stacked at all times. I think that should be two years of burning. Being that it's my first full year I'll find out in the spring. We'll see once I get to 6 stacked if I'm able to stop. I'm sort of addicted.
     
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  2. RoseRedHoofbeats

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    Here's my woodshed, stuffed with a full 4.5 cords of wood!

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    You don't get much snow in your neck of the woods do you? Around here you would never see sheds built with the 2 x 4s for the roof rafters laying on their side . . . the snow load here would snap them way too easily.

    Decent looking shed though . . . they always look good when full! :)
     
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    Oh, crap. Don't tell me that. Salt Lake gets about 60 inches of snow a year. This is what I get for having my dad who's lived in Texas all his life help me build a woodshed. >.< Stupid snow. HATE SNOW.

    Is there anything I can do at this late date to reinforce it?

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    Buy some more 2x4s and nail them parallel to your existing rafters but at a 90° angle. That way you will get the added strength of the lumber on edge rather than on the flat without having to do any major reconstruction.
     
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    And stack the wood tight to the roof
     
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    Do what Flatbedford suggested . . . the problem with Solarandwind's idea (while good at first) is that eventually you'll want or need to use the wood stacked in the woodshed and then it will not be doing you any good.
     
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    Fatkidd, Is that locust I see piled up in your pictures? If it is, you can't burn that, but I will pick it up from you and take it off your hands!
     
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    Buy some 2x6's and lay them on the flat (next to the 2x4's), and don't let who ever built that to build anything else again!
     
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    looks like it might be easier to fix as she goes instead of moving the wood that is in there. alternatively, pop a 2x4 up as a prop rod as the wood comes out and then do it all at once.
     
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    gzecc,

    Most of what I have is locust. I'll probably start burning that in December. If you're willing to drive up from Jersey the best I can offer you is a cold beer by my stove while I burn the locust.
     
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    It looks like you have plenty of room to get in there and sister those 2x4's with more 2x's on edge pretty easily. for $2 a 2x, it should cost you about $14 to shore up that roof- and thats money WELL SPENT!
     
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    This thread makes me think that i'm seriosly under stacked!
     

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    Yeah, I should be able to put some more 2x4s up, the roof slopes from 8' to 6', and the wood is stacked about 6' high. I AM NOT unstacking and restacking that wood! Fortunately the snow isn't sticking yet, even to the roofs.

    This is what happens when two southerners try to build a woodshed in the middle of the Rockies. =P

    Frosty, looks like you have plenty you could add to that stack if you were so inclined!

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    Hopefully this will get me thru the year. Gonna be able to get a bit more but once deer season (gun) gets here in Indiana I think Im done. This will be my first year trying to heat the house with only wood.
     

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    Hi Guys,

    There are some great pictures here - I'm really jealous of all you folks who are years ahead of me. We are still only just getting setup for what I consider proper burning; trying to do all our winter heating with wood, and have no decent storage of our own yet. From this winter we'll be able to start cutting our own in the woods which will make a massive difference - we may get some dead, dry, standing out which we can burn this year, but the main task is to get wood cut for the next two winters.

    With that in hand we have to work out about getting it all out of the woods, home and then stacked somewhere fairly near at hand. 2.5 acres of garden with no vehicle access and plenty of steps means hauling pretty much every damn log 100m plus by hand from the boundary to the burner.

    Anyway, someone earlier on in this thread said it would be a good idea to run a contest of firewood stack photos - I've not done something like this before but I've set one up on my website. Prize is nothing fancy, a moisture probe and a few amazon vouchers - mostly for the fun and the glory. Pop over and put your photos up if you are interested - firewood photo contest.

    All the best

    Mike
     
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    Good point . . . keep the wood stacked right to the plywood . . . and as the woodpile goes down scab in the 2 x 4 when you get access. That makes sense.
     
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    Not my pile, but thought it was very interesting. Only problem is, after all the work, you'd probably not actually use it for burning.
     

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    Actually, here is the site of the guy who did this -- http://www.alastairheseltine.com/
     
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    That is a great picture - first found it a year or so ago. I think the guy is a professional sculptor who built it as a commission. I suspect that he didn't split it all himself by hand!
     
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    An oldie, but goodie . . . this photo tends to make an appearance here every year at hearth.com . . . almost like clockwork . . . and I concur . . . I have a hard enough time tearing down my holz mietes . . . I can't imagine tearing down this work of art.
     
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    1 of my 3 wood stacks. This is about 3/8 Cord. I have about 1 cord total so far.
     
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    Does the pine count?
     

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    Here's some of mine. It's all red cedar, crab apple, hackberry, maple, and black cherry; whatever I can scrounge out of my yard and areas nearby. This picture was taken early last May.

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