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

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  1. lobsta1

    lobsta1 Member

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    This shed I built in August. Inside dimensions are 7' D x 12' L x 8' H to the top of the plate. To make it easier to stack, I put 4' wide welded wire up the ends. I don't have the land to stack in drying rows before I put the wood in the shed. With the first leanto I built in 1975, I found that wood in the middle was still not seasoned after 3 years since it is only open on 3 sides as the back is the cinder block wall of my shop. That one there is 8'D x 8' H x 19' L. I think many people might be making a mistake when they board in 3 sides on their sheds. (That is, if they are putting unseasoned wood in there.) I also have another shed I built 3 years ago that is 14' L x 4' W x 8' H at the front & 6' H at the back. That is open on all sides.


    Here is my new shed.
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    Here is my 1975 shed. I know, it's a lousy picture. shed3.jpg
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  2. freddypd

    freddypd Burning Hunk

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    Nicely done and nice write up, but do you find that open all around is drying the wood in the center? I'd like to know since I will be building a shed some time this year and I will probably stock it with semi seasoned wood.
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  3. lobsta1

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    I'm hoping it will. In my original old shed with with one side being the cinder block wall of my shop, I find that even after two years the wood is not as seasoned as I would like it. With semi-seasoned wood I think you will be OK unless you are putting oak in there. With the new open shed I'll let you know in three years.
    Al
  4. denvershepherd

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    Likewise. Did wolfkiller ever get back to you with dimensions/plans?

    Thanks,

    Neil
  5. albert1029

    albert1029 Feeling the Heat

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    Looks cool stacked that high...
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  7. Blue2ndaries

    Blue2ndaries Minister of Fire

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    Thank you! The wood shed easily holds 18 cords but I use half of the first bay for yard tools/equip so I have about 15 cord in it now. I designed and built the shed myself. The shed overall is 24x12 with 2ft overhangs all around (so roof is actually 28x16 to maximize sheets of plywood, 14 sheets total). Each bay is essentially 8x12, and height goes from 9ft in front to 7ft in back. Posts are 4x6x10 PT set on concrete piers, roof is 1/2in plywood w/metal roofing on top. Let me know if you want any other info.
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    thanks, that helps for sure!!
  9. tomahawk

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    Here's my front and back view. Shed ain't much but it keeps it dry.

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    Size 20' X 25'
  11. Lakeside

    Lakeside Burning Hunk

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    MNtrees,

    Look-in good . What kind of wood you got there ? What state is this located? Good Stuff :)
  12. MNtrees

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    Thank you. the woods are Poplars, White and Black Ash, Red and White Oak, Elm, some Ironwood. It is at MN (Minnesota). The picture was took in 2011 (first winter). This year about the same but more Ash. Have other two area where the piles sit on several pallets to be dry for abt two or three years then move to wood shed. Will post two more pictures soon.
  13. Blue2ndaries

    Blue2ndaries Minister of Fire

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    Superb! Awesome set-up, nice and open for wind/air flow, and you can load/unload from all directions.
  14. Stegman

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    Just curious, but that roof looks quite flat for Minnesota. Aren't you worried about the snow load? I see a slight pitch to the roof, but not much of one.

    I built a lean-to shed with a similar slight pitch here in central Massachusetts, but it's only 9x12 and I can rake it if the snow gets too high on it.
  15. MNtrees

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    Abt 1.5 foot down from front. Last winter got lots snow on it and didnt rake it and the roof still holding. space abt every 16". I can take picture under the roof to show how it look like. Everything hold with lug screws, deck screws, and roof screws. NO nails!
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    I noticed my picture got deleted in my previous post so I thought I'd add a new one.
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  17. Joful

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    Nice and neat! I wish my processing area were paved. ;lol
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    So I notice almost all woodsheds are open at least partially. My woodshed is a converted tool shed completly enclosed with no airflow. I plan on putting seasoned wood in it for the upcoming winter but am concerned about possible mold issues as there still is some moisture in the wood. Has anybody had problems with an enclosed shed containing seasoned wood?
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    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Hello Jim,
    I have seen some mold even with all the ventilation my shelter provides so I would imagine you're gonna get some mold.. Mold doesn't concern me too much if it is outdoors and will happen however you may get too much of it with no ventilation..

    Ray
  20. wolfonahill

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    Built this cute little shed before we got our stove. Now I know better... at this size, we actually need about 5 of them.

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  21. oldspark

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    That is cute, good point about the size though, I fill two trailers and tarp it, makes it nice to just hook up with tractor and go.
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  22. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    Looks nice, tho! Perhaps increase your roof overhangs on the remodel, to keep the ends dry.
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    Right about the overhangs. Only takes a little bit of wind to blow rain onto the wood ends.
  24. albert1029

    albert1029 Feeling the Heat

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    very well done...ok about the overhang, perfect in every other way...
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  25. Bret Chase

    Bret Chase Minister of Fire

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    I put 3 chords in the "El" of my house... stack the rest outside.. I don't worry about termites... they can't survive the winter here... for carpenter ants I put AMDRO ant traps in the stacks... As far as the fire hazard... my house is built of 150 year old pine and hemlock... my firewood would probably slow the fire down.... lol
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