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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by AnalogKid, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. AnalogKid

    AnalogKid Burning Hunk

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    I built this on Tuesday out of a couple pallets and a few 2x4s. The pallets are not joined, so I can move them to areas of my yard where I let my wood season. Essentially they are bookends, so add'l pallets can be added to make the stacks as long as you'd like. As it sits it is 4'x3'x8'

    For now I needed some extra storage for to-be-burned wood. This will be the first wood to go this fall.

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    Last edited: Sep 25, 2013

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  2. TreePointer

    TreePointer Minister of Fire

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    Never saw that twist before. I like it.
  3. Auzzie Gumtree

    Auzzie Gumtree Feeling the Heat

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    what a good idea - simple 'pallet book ends' coming my way.
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  4. weatherguy

    weatherguy Minister of Fire

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    Mini version of pallets Pete's racks which I copied, nice that you can move them around.
  5. chvymn99

    chvymn99 Minister of Fire

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    Nice. Looks real nice and handy in that location.
  6. BobUrban

    BobUrban Minister of Fire

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    Nice - and you split by hand and split rather small - impressive!
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    teutonicking Feeling the Heat

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    Smart!
  8. cre73

    cre73 Member

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    Been doing this for years. Works very well. I even made a few pallet "cages" for odd ball sizes and chunks.
  9. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Very nice!
    Simple.
  10. Hogwildz

    Hogwildz Minister of Fire

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    Pallets instead of 2x4's on the ends works nice also.
    I used to make my wood manger out of this set up, then slide a 2x4 between the two bottom pallets front & back and connect them with the 2x4.
    Then framed a 2x4 frame laid across the top of the upright pallets, and then put plywood and a tarp over that. Instant wood manger.
    Then break down and put in the barn for the off season. Held about a cord
    Flap tarp up to load, then flap tarp back down after loaded and bungie down.
    Now I just stack 3 or so cord on the back porch.

    The tarp over the wood manger, is now laying on top of 1/2 the deck behind it, and now I just stack a season's worth of wood on pallets under the deck on the porch there.

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  11. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Nice, and if you need additional support, it would be easy to run something across the top to tie the end pallets together.
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  12. goofa

    goofa Burning Hunk

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    So this thread just gave me an interesting idea for my situation. Why not build these "cribs" on single pallets fill with approximately 1 FC and use pallet forks on the little tractor to move these cribs around and eventually under the 10x24 wood shed.... less handling and ease of moving from seasoning to dry storage...:eek: thanks for the inspiration AnalogKid!!!
  13. goofa

    goofa Burning Hunk

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    Simplicity...less handling this is what I definitely need to do!!
  14. Camben

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    I like it!
  15. Mag Craft

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    Great idea for using pallets. I have a few sources for getting them you guys have just showed some more great possibilities for stacking and storing wood splits. Thanks for sharing.
  16. aussiedog3

    aussiedog3 Feeling the Heat

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    That's exactly how I store wood in my garage when burning season comes around. I just moved it out of my garage.
    Yours looks a bit nicer than mine, but it gets the job done.. Nice work.
  17. Enzo's Dad

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    I was looking for ideas for ends on my pallets, picked up 3 last week and was going to get 2x3's for the ends (im cheap and wont pay for the 2x4)

    and i noticed you have hemlock in there, i burnthat in the fall
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  18. Rebelduckman

    Rebelduckman Minister of Fire

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    image.jpg That's nice but the same effect can be achieved without the 2x4's.
  19. Enzo's Dad

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    [ 132772-772c0a0f4cf76c73293fcc601016b891.jpg I like the book end idea . I can't build a shed until I finish clearing . I need something portable , and I already know how I will convert this to a shed. I had left over stain so I used it ... Maybe overkill View attachment 132771
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  20. kennyp2339

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    I love the imported Australia wood rack and wood Enzo's Dad
  21. Enzo's Dad

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    It's all ash I have several more dead ones to take down... That is all for this season . I plan on covering with a roof when I fill it ...
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    DanCorcoran Minister of Fire

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    I use steel clothesline cable and a turnbuckle to secure the top ends of my racks together. Adjustable and reusable.

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