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Todd's New Wood Shed

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Todd, Apr 18, 2009.

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  1. Todd

    Todd Minister of Fire

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    I've been a busy boy lately, just about done with the new wood shed, it still needs a little lattice and then the stacking begins. I figure I can get 8 cords in there, it's 26'x 7'. I'll post more pics after everything is stacked and finished.

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  2. Bigcube

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    Nice! Doing something similar here.
  3. roac

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    Looks great so far. Nice and professional looking. How long till you break that window? :lol:
  4. Jamess67

    Jamess67 Feeling the Heat

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    very nice! My wood stacks are jealous. They have to stay out in the elements.
  5. North of 60

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    Todd that work on your shed matches the quality in your nice looking home. Good work. I can see to the right of the pic that you already have split wood ready to stack in there. Two questions for ya.
    1) Are you going to stack it on pallets or something?
    2) I see you have 3 SAT dishes on that roof. Is that to get 3-D TV? Had to ask... and I want a serious answer.
    N of 60
  6. madrone

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    damn. I was so proud of my 1.5 cord shed... nice work!
  7. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Excellent Todd.
  8. Bobbin

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    A most profitable use of your time, I say. Looks very tidy and it's going to make your life a lot easier.
  9. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    That is nice. Really nice.
  10. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    I'm curious how you plan to lay up the wood. Will you lean rows against the building or end walls, cross-pile the row ends, or drive in some T-bar posts?

    I keep changing my layout, trying to find one that works best. I'm going to try something different this year, using T-bar posts to minimize cross-piled ends.
  11. KB1GCB

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    Hi Todd,

    Beautiful job. I better not let my wife see your pictures! I'm not as handy as you are in this department--great job.

    John
  12. savageactor7

    savageactor7 Minister of Fire

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    Very nice Todd...looks like you used some kind of aggregate for the floor. That's what we did too, concrete can be a big expense and if you don't put it in correctly it heaves. imo lean-to are the best bang for the buck wood burners can erect.
  13. northwinds

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    Looks great. I'm jealous.
  14. Todd

    Todd Minister of Fire

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    1 dish is for internet, 1 for local tv channels, and the last one for Direct TV. At least I don't have to worry about my old tarpsgetting loose and blowing up over my dish anymore.
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    Todd Minister of Fire

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    Today I moved in 4 cords, 3 more to go. I should end up with 12 rows, back wall to front opening, 7' tall, with a small space in the middle where the window is.

    One problem I ran into, I am reusing my old steel fence posts in front to hold back the wood and they are only 7.5' tall instead of 8' like I first thought, so I couldn't drive them down very far, only a couple inches and I only have a couple inches of support on top where they rest against the header on the 4x4 posts. Some started to bow out some, so I took the pressure off by log cabin style stacking in front. I should of just spent the extra money and burried more 4x4 posts for each row, maybe I'll do that next year.

    I still have to paint the wood shed sides to match the house that I also just finished painting. Looks like rain tomorrow, good day to take off and rest, I'm beat. Once it's all done I'll post more pics.
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    I thought I was going to take a break today, but I just had to finish stacking and get er done.

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  17. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    Sure looks good. I tried laying up my wood just like that one year only spaced a bit closer.
  18. Jamess67

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    Looks even better with the wood in there. Impressive
  19. Bobbin

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    I think looking at neatly stacked firewood is very satisfying, esp. when you've done it yourself. You're gonna love it!
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    Nice job Todd! :)
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    Looks great.
    How did you drive your T bars with the roof on?
  22. Todd

    Todd Minister of Fire

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    Yeah, I know I'm taking a chance storing firewood next to my garage, but it's the only practical spot on my small lot and I also spray and put out ant traps. Never had a problem so far (knock on wood).
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    They are a little short, so I didn't drive them in very far, only a few inches and the top rests on the header. The first couple rows the bars are a little bowed out, didn't like that, so I started cross stacking to take the pressure off. In the future I think I'll just sink some more 4x4's. Should of done that in the first place.
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    Hi, N of 60!

    If you look real sharp at the picture, you can see that the 3 sat dishes are all aimed differently so that each dish accesses a different sat to get different chanels of programing.

    I reciently switched over from comcast cable at $80.oo month to the dishnetwork.com and now I get the same programing + 5 free channels of cinemax & they threw in a HD digital video recorder at no charge and all for only $40.oo/ month.

    only thing is i have this rather large dish ground mounted in the middle of my front yard and it sometimes looses all the video signal during heavy rain storms if the rain is between the dish & the satalite.
    But the reception is clearer than cable was , except during rain storms that position themselves between the dish & the satalite. Sometimes it rains and does not effect the sat signal.

    anyway,it saves me $480.oo a year , enough to almost pay for a truck load of 20 ft long tree trunks.
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