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Show us yours! Wood shed

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Angus, Jul 17, 2012.

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  1. Bret Chase

    Bret Chase Minister of Fire

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    my 3 dogs do the same thing.... it makes it hard to get through dining room with 300lbs of sleeping dogs between the hot stove and the table...
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  2. Splitmonster

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    image.jpg I will try to get a better full shed pic soon. This was taken right after i built it two years ago. Full it should hold close to 8-9 cord image.jpg
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  3. UncleJoe

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    P1010281.JPG P1010282.JPG P1010284.JPG P1010286.JPG P1010338.JPG P1010518.JPG New member from Pa. Couldn't find an intro thread or section so I guess my first post will go here.

    My old shed only held about 3 cord so 2 years ago I decided to remedy that. I can get about 8 in this one. Here are some pics of construction through to the finished project. It's 16' deep, 12' wide and 10' tall at the front and 8' at the back. Except for the treated posts and the OSB on the roof, all the wood is from spruce trees I cut down. I had a fellow come to me with a band saw and cut them into lumber. In the last photo you'll see a rack built into the upper right side. That is all the 2x4's that will fill in the gaps in the walls if we get a really harsh, snowy winter and I want a little more protection.
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  4. Joful

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    Wow! Serious shed. Why'd you choose to run the rafters fore/aft, instead of side/side? The girder supporting all those rafters looks like a wee bit light... do you think it will hold up to our occasional 30" snow loads?
  5. UncleJoe

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    OK. somehow the pics got scrambled. ;em I guess folks can figure it out though.
  6. UncleJoe

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    I hope so.

    I used what wood I had laying around. I'd been looking at those 16' 2x10's for a couple years and wondering what I could do with them. I think with the 1/2" OSB and the corrugated metal roof, weight should be fairly well distributed for the occasional big snow. If not, I guess I'll have another project some spring. :)
  7. oldspark

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    Looking good, what is the pitch of the roof, that can have a lot to do with snow load, my shop wont build up much snow at all because it slides off after a few inches.
  8. Joful

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    It's a cool shed... but I would sister 2x12's on either side those three wimpy 4x4 girders. If you install a jack stud inside each of the posts to support the 2x12's, it'll handle quite a bit of weight.

    edit: just saw girder is to one side of post. You could put one 2x12 with flitch plate on one side of 4x4, and jack stud inside post to support 2x12. Or, use multiple 2x12's to achieve span load requirement. Six 2x12's won't cost much, and will vastly decrease the likelihood of that span failing. Having that thing come down means possible injury, and will hamper your ability to have dry wood / heat your house, if it comes down in a big storm.
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  9. Bacffin

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    Welcome to the forum Uncle Joe. Nice shed :)
  10. Lakeside

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    Splitmonster,

    So do tell what will this wood be burnt in ? That is one sweet shed , plz post more pic's
  11. UncleJoe

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    I guess it's somewhere around 12-2. 16' long with a 2' drop in that span.



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    I have 3 wood burning devices. 2 in the house and 1 in the shed. The one in the computer room is an old box type stove that we picked up at an estate sale 5-6 years ago. Then there is a Baker fireplace insert in the living room. The one in the shed I'm going to get it's own thread.

    And no the fire extinguishers do stay behind the stove. They live there over the summer. We were just getting things set up for the first fire of the season when I took the pic. That black tower fan on the right goes back in the corner.

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    love the size of the shed, nice and big....
  13. UncleJoe

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    Each row is a little shy of 2 cord. I figure I can get about 10 cord in there. We go through about 6 per season so I'm always working on the next seasons supply. This is where it starts. When I get the ambition I load it on the truck and bring it into the shed.


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  14. bmwloco

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    Put in nearly 2 cords of dry, cut, split wood today. Whew. ;p

    In reality, bump season in a new house. Old house has my wood shed, this one doesn't. Nothing epic, but efficient.

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    Here are my 2 sheds - 20x12x8 both now filled - I need one more for the tractor and splitter and Im done - everything else is getting stacked out in the open
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    Just finished mine. Decided to put crushed rock instead of pallets to keep the critters from living underneath. 2013-10-26 16.08.12.jpg
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  17. osagebow

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    Nice setup, osage. Like the gravel idea and how the shed / wall blend in with the house.
  18. Osage

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    Actually that is not our house beside the wood shed. It's my Wood shop/Man Cave.

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    New to the forums, I got some great advice on the pre-1993 forum so I figured I would get in the mix on the wood shed forum to. I built this one all by my lonesome as a giant pile of block hardwoods were dumped into my driveway. It took me a round 3 weeks part time to get it done. Now to finish getting all the wood in. IMAG0957.jpg
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    Nice, jamendjr. I like the gravel floor.
    Hey, how'd you get my wheelbarrow?
    Mine has cracks in the barrow part :))),.. yours?
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    That wheelbarrow has a story...no cracks yet, but I bought it for a job about six years ago and the yahoos I had moving some gravel couldn't figure out how to put it together. They had extra screws everywhere, the thing is crooked as can be. I could fix it but I kind of like it as it is, I even have a piece of thin plastic wrapped tight around the one leg holding the brace in place.

    The gravel floor is around 2-3" of grey/blue 57 stone. I had a whole plan for a raised floor, joists, etc...but I decided to go with the gravel instead. Here's a few more pictures.

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  22. bmwloco

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    Very well done. Resembles the shed I left at the old abode. Moved to a bigger house. Envi and Envi 8 blocks this year.

    Still walking the property deciding where my wood shed should reside.
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    Thanks, its my first year burning wood here so I have an issue with not totally seasoned ( 20-30% MC ) wood going in the shed. I guess it will work itself out with time.

    I see you are in the Asheville area, I am actually heading there with the wife this weekend, anything you would recommend we do or see?
  24. cwitham

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    We lived in AVL NC for a year, loved it there we always went to bat cave, chimney rock, lake lure area and to the Maggie valley Cherokee Canton areas. I worked for fed ex ground and delivered quite a bit in cashiers/highland area.

    The Biltmore should be prepping for Christmas about now and they have a really good winery there.... But be warned I think it's really expensive, although I think electricity is too expensive so I burn wood :)
  25. bmwloco

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    I am a native of Transylvania county and have been running around these mountains for decades. Know all the places you mention since, well, childhood. On the down side of 50 now.

    Biltmore is definitely getting into the Christmas swing. Wander around Biltmore Village too. Lots of art, stuff to gawk at, and very walkable.

    Downtown Asheville is interesting too. Nothing to fear - it's almost Disney, but thankfully not quiet.

    Have fun.
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