The Stacking Begins

thewoodlands Posted By thewoodlands, Apr 8, 2013 at 7:28 PM

  1. billb3

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    I've used landscape timbers ( from HD ) and for whatever reason the yellow ground bees liked making nests under them.
    The PT couldn't have been very good because they rotted fairly fast. Glad i didn't use them for a retaining wall.
     
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  2. Bret Chase

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    I did the same thing.... I bucked up a 15" cherry..... and thought to myself WTF did I just do???????
     
  3. Bret Chase

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    We only use hophornbeam for "bull sticks"... unless we are completely clearing an area.... AHHB doesn't get big enough here to fool with as a fuel source....
     
  4. thewoodlands

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    Stacked three loads of Cherry hauled in the TUB tonight before eating, pic 7014 is what's left, it should be enough to finish off this rack.

    I'll miss my goal of having three racks done by Friday but I'm still heading to the woods this weekend, rain or shine.
     

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  5. Pallet Pete

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    That's exactly why I stared using pallets ! We had bees like crazy when we used landscape timbers and always underneath. That's the first time I have heard any body else say that. Wow I am not the only crazy one anymore [​IMG]

    Pete
     
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  6. thewoodlands

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    I decided to stack two loads of Cherry tonight, I'll finish this rack tomorrow. This Cherry was cut late last fall then stacked in a high wind area (not much sun) it's checking up real good.

    We will burn this for the 2014-15 heating season, pic 7083 is what's left.
     

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  7. jdp1152

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    How deep are you putting those end posts? I've got a pretty hilly yard and have been given the mandate to get the wood stacks out of the driveway. Thinking of a cheap alternative and if those posts are sturdy enough essentially make a fence that borders the field behind my house. Heck, might even stop some of the weed seeds from finding their way to my flower beds.
     
  8. thewoodlands

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    1.5 - 2 feet.
     
  9. jdp1152

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    Think they would hold up at a 30 degree pitch with the wood sloping down into it?
     
  10. thewoodlands

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    It all depends on how you stack the ends, I try to keep the pressure on the t-post leaning in.
     
  11. Backwoods Savage

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    jdp, you can get the t-posts in different lengths. Not sure about zap's but I think he has 6 footers. Check me if I'm wrong zap.
     
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  12. thewoodlands

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    6 & 7, most are 6.
     
  13. thewoodlands

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    I started back stacking the Cherry, still have some left so I'll finish this rack Saturday along with moving some Sugar Maple.
     

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  14. jdp1152

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    zap...thanks for the idea. Started moving my wood to the back of my house and the T posts seem to work good. Haven't got to the steeper pitch yet, but I suspect it will be fine given how sturdy the posts are when a foot in the ground. Picked up a bunch of free pallets on the side of the road on my way to get the posts so I didn't have to spring for landscape timbers. The wife should be happier to not have to look at that wood in the driveway as well as that field of weeds.
     

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  15. thewoodlands

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    It looks great, our first year we stacked on the southside of the house, come spring time I ended up moving what was left to a new area, it took away our view of the woods so the move made the wife happy.
     
  16. bogydave

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    Nice weather day!
    Great "laser straight" rows ;)

    Rain/snow mix here
     
  17. raybonz

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    Lookin' good Zapman!


    Ray
     
  18. raybonz

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    Gonna make Zapman jealous with that fine stack..

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  19. thewoodlands

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    Just two more racks of Cherry then I'm done in that area, I still have enough to split that I should be busy through May, then it's milling time up in the bowl.

    A fine stack of wood is always good.
     
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  20. TimJ

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    Good work Zap...............been doing the same
    However, we got 2 inches of rain that started last Sunday that held me off some
     
  21. thewoodlands

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    We finally received some rain last night, this weekend might be all rain. If it keeps me inside then some chains will get sharpened, if it's not bad then I'll split the cherry,maple and the beech so I can pick some leeks for a neighbor up the road.
     

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