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Started my Woodshed

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Blevesque, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. Blevesque

    Blevesque Member

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    Here is our woodshed that we started building Sat. We did the concrete last weekend and put the wood up this past Sat. It is 24X12, 10' high in the front and 8' in the back. We are building it out of rough cut pine from our camp road we cut last spring. Total invested so far is 48.00.My plan is to hold 2 years worth of wood in it.

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  2. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    BRL looks great, I see you have the little one helping. Keep us updated.

    Zap
  3. Blevesque

    Blevesque Member

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    Thanks Zap! I have two little helpers and to them this is there new garage. HaHa
  4. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Make sure you teach them how the garage gets filled up so when they are old enough they can help. ;-)

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  5. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    A good start . . . and a good plan . . . my woodshed is 12 x 24 and I tend to stack 7-8 feet tall . . . and it looks like I should be able to keep two years of wood stored in it at a time . . . which is always a good feeling seeing a whole bunch of wood in reserve.

    Now about that plane . . . I think you might need to put some aluminum skin on it to make it air-worthy.

    And the green and yellow "Gator" . . . is that your wood hauler? :) ;)
  6. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Nice job, BRL.
    Mine is 16x10, and still not quite done. It's already about 1/3 full, though. :coolsmile:
  7. Blevesque

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    Thanks for the comments! Jake I wish that plane would fly away, they never use it and I have to move it every week to mow. HaHa The gator is my boys wood hauler, in the winter time I bring it in the basement and he hauls wood from the wood pile to the boiler everyday! :lol:
  8. Nixon

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    That looks like a first rate job that you're doing . Please send more pics as You progress .
  9. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    That will be a nice, serious shed. Mine is 8x16, but now I am considering extending it another 8ft, cuz it's getting full and I have a lot of wood left to stack.
  10. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I am continuing my feelings of inadequacy. The only thing I can successfully do with wood is turn it into firewood or kindling. So I bought three sets of industrial shelving at a bankruptcy auction for fifteen bucks apiece, bolted and snapped them together and made a four cord woodshed with a plywood roof topped with EPDM rubber. Bolting and snapping I can do. Measuring, cutting and getting it right just never seems to work. It all ends up as kindling.

    Pretty it ain't. The three year seasoned wood packed in it is though. I made a brick walkway to go out and get the wood. The back to back three foot snow falls this year made me real tired of digging out to the wood pile. Six times and slogging through mud later.

    I'll post a pic in a day or two.
  11. Blevesque

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    I'll post more pics as I get further along. I need to buy more 2x6's because I was way off on my count and short changed myself 9. I had an idea of what I wanted when we had the guy milling the wood but things changed. I also promised the boys I would work on there new clubhouse during the week so I started on that also. This is a fun project and should turn out to be pretty neat. I'll start a new post on that in a day or so. If anyone wants to post there shed pics fell free, I love shed pics! Thanks, Brian
  12. SolarAndWood

    SolarAndWood Minister of Fire

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    Huh, so there is a benefit to not being above freezing for months at a time.
  13. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Ya got that right. Here it is freeze, snow, thaw. Freeze, snow, thaw. All winter long.
  14. Blevesque

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    Got a little more done on the shed, not much but a little. Sorry for the blurry pic.

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  15. Backwoods Savage

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    That looks like it is going to be a great shed. But about that plane, I'm disappointed. For sure I thought that was what you used to skid logs out...
  16. bsig31r

    bsig31r New Member

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    Great looking shed. How many cords are you planning to store in there?
  17. Blevesque

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    Backwoods we skid logs out with the helicopter thats in the backyard (not pictured) :) The plan is to store 16 cords in it, 8 per side.
  18. Cash Wiley

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    Looks great, exactly what I want to build. Wish I didn't live in the city, though, with a permit nazi across the street. :(
  19. fossil

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    Looks like you're closing the sides up pretty tightly. When we built my shed...which is floored like a deck, up off the ground...we were careful to leave generous spacing between both the deck boards and the siding boards to allow for good airflow throughout. It's even better ventilated now that all the construction wood has had a couple of years to season. Rick
  20. Blevesque

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    Hi Fossil, the air flow should be pretty good once the not totally dry pine boards dry out. I should end up with 1/4"-1/2" gap between the boards. The back is also 12" off the ground and the eves will stay open. Brian
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, man. Sounds like it'll work out fine. I don't try to season wood from green in my shed, anyway...everything that goes in there is pretty much ready to burn. But I like knowing that it's continuing to season away in there for a few more months before I start pulling it out. I think your shed's looking terrific. Rick
  22. Slow1

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    That sure looks nice to me. If only I could find a spot to build one that would make sense for me. Best spot from a utility standpoint is on my neighbors property for the most part - clearly not acceptable from the towns building regs. Best "legal" spot would have me hauling my wood up the back yard - and I mean UP quite a hill. Without mechanical assistance that isn't going to work too well for me.

    Anyway, I'll just have to enjoy watching all the rest of you build your luxurious wood storage solutions with envy for a while :)

    I look forward to the next updated pictures!
  23. vvvv

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    i hAVe read, researched, & concluded that a woodshed should have a white roof instead of black.
    white roof dont get as hot in the sun but also dont RADIATE the heat from the woodpile as much as a black roof at night. white roof was specified by POPULAR SCIENCE mag. 30 yrs ago
  24. Delta-T

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    thats makes good sense to me. Supporting this idea is the popularity of black as the fabric color of choice for nomadic desert peoples (higher radiation ability).
  25. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    What makes sense to me is the fact that the vast majority of the wood sheds we talk about here are completely unsophisticated enclosures, generally pretty wide open to the elements, the sole purpose of which is to provide a neat and convenient way to store wood under cover within some reasonable proximity to that wood's final destination. They are by no stretch of the imagination some sort of engineered solar-powered wood seasoning kilns or any such things. I personally don't think it makes one iota of difference what color the roof is when the structure is basically just a fancy tarp to keep the rain and snow off and make the wood easy to access. Worrying about what color the roof on such a shed is to be is, in my mind, just a waste of worrying. Worry about something worth worrying about. Better yet, don't worry at all...just git 'er done. Rick

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