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The "roof" I made under my deck and some scrounge

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by BillsWS, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. BillsWS

    BillsWS Feeling the Heat

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    Under my deck is a perfect location for stacking my wood due to how close it is to the door where the stove is. However, after finding the wood I stacked under there last winter all soggy this spring, I decided I would have to build a "roof" under my deck to take care of the problem.

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    This summer we helped frinds tear down an old garage. There was a nice pile of old lumber iinside that was heading for the landfill so I bought over my cut off saw and cut the boards to length. This fall I split them all up, this is the pile that had paint, varnish or hardware on them that we will use in the firepit next summer.

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  2. Boom Stick

    Boom Stick Feeling the Heat

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    Nice roof.....
  3. ScotO

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    Great job recycling......one of my favorite hobbies!

    Roof looks great, and is functional for a great purpose. How much wood do you figure you can keep under there?
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  4. midwestcoast

    midwestcoast Minister of Fire

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    Good spot to keep a dry stash. Well done.
    You know, 2 more walls & you've got yourself a woodshed. Just sayin'...
  5. 'bert

    'bert Minister of Fire

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    Nicely done. May as well fill it while the weather is nice - curtains are closed in that window anyway.
  6. BillsWS

    BillsWS Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks Boom Stick. Hearth.com Members, I could get maybe 3 - 3 1/2 (face) cords. First year part time burner so I will see how this quantity works out. Midwestcoast and donnest, Hmmmm. Never thought of going up past the window. I would know spring was near when I could see out over the wood again. I plan to make a box to mount up above on the right side to hold my kindling.
  7. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Great use of real estate!

    Ray
  8. BIGDADDY

    BIGDADDY Feeling the Heat

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    Good idea. I store some wood under my deck also. How soon can you install a roof under my deck?
  9. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Bill, I think that was a great idea.
  10. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    +1 I agree Dennis a great way to utilize existing real estate!

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  11. Pierre902

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    Looks great. I have a similar set up with a raised deck. Thanks for the idea. I think I'll price it out and consider doing something similar next summer.

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