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What is the purpose of a Woodshed?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by mts3740, Dec 2, 2009.

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  1. jlow

    jlow Feeling the Heat

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    The six post are set on cement post blocks and the joists are 6" treated deck wood. The divider and side walls are spaced 12" apart and are 2x4's. The front of the shed is 8' and the back is 7'. The rafters are 24" apart. The pallets are set on the ground. I hope the pics help.

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  2. k3c4forlife

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    Seems like the key is to set the pallets on the ground in the middle and not to have the wood supported by the deck. Just too much weight. The pictures help a lot. There's my spring project. Copying your wood shed exactly haha.
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    Lanningjw Feeling the Heat

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  4. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    [quote author="Lanning" date="1259810660"]For me, the purpose was to get the wood stack from the front side of the house to a respectable looking shed that does not look, according to my SO, " hill Billi" I said honey, I am! My months heating bill was $11.50..... I feel like Tiger Woods!
  5. drdoct

    drdoct Feeling the Heat

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    Feel like Tiger Woods?!? Wrecked in your own driveway with your 2 iron upside your head? Oh, and put there by your hostile soon to be ex-wife? ;-)

    I'm going to build a shed/wood storage unit sometime next year. I think it just neatens up your wood pile and helps you stack it better because of the support.
  6. Got Wood

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    What is the purpose of a woodshed? hmmm, the wood man's version of the dog house? A place to go hang out to get away? Man town? I don't have a wood shed but my wood processing/stacking area seems to serve those purposes just fine.
  7. savageactor7

    savageactor7 Minister of Fire

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    Another good thing about a wood shed is that it a perfect place to store contraband items because it's ...unsecured. Meaning anyone could have put it there.
  8. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    "Hello, is this the FBI?"

    "Yes. What do you want?"

    "I'm calling to report about my neighbor Billy Bob Smith! He is hiding marijuana inside his firewood."

    "Thank you very much for the call, sir."

    The next day, the FBI agents descend on Billy Bob's house. They search the shed where the firewood is kept. Using axes, they bust open every piece of wood, but find no marijuana. They swore at Billy Bob and left.

    The phone rings at Billy Bob's house.

    "Hey, Billy Bob! Did the FBI come?"

    "Yeah!"

    "Did they chop your firewood?"

    "Yep."

    "Merry Christmas Buddy."
  9. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Actually, I had my shed very nearly outfitted (still needed the flat screen TV), when my wife discovered what I was doing and insisted that I fill the damned thing with wood. :coolmad: Rick

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    Rick, I didn't believe that was a real picture of your woodshed until I saw Hearth.com on the laptop...
    You truly are livin' the life man!!

    Rob
  11. SolarAndWood

    SolarAndWood Minister of Fire

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    A place to hang the holiday lights

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  12. Spikem

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    That's one sweet looking unit. I especially like the sectioning of it.
  13. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    A woodshed is mostly a matter of convenience. Give pallets and tarps a winter or two and you'll see what I mean.

    Also, a properly built woodshed will allow wood to dry more quickly than an improvised tarp system.
  14. wendell

    wendell Minister of Fire

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    The purpose of a wood shed is so when people like you ask, LLigetfa and Fossil can post the pictures of their sheds to make the rest of us feel bad.
  15. chachdave

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    Last year I had stacks and tarps. This year woodshed. Every time it rains or snows the wood stays bone dry. I can sleep at night now.

    Jlow thats a nice shed. I plan on rebuilding mine away from garage in 5 or 6 years. I need to bring in fill to level out side and back yard.

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    Makes wood easier to stack & not have falling over on you.
    You know where you are going to put the wood when you get it.
    You know where to find it when you need it.
    Keeps the wood dry.
    Lets air circulate so it dries quicker.
    Is something to stare at & enjoy when it's full.
    A good place for "Stuff" when it's empty.
    A good one makes other forum members (like me) drool ;-P

    Very good Thread.
    Gave me lots of ideas for mine next year. I have/had one but it is next to the house (10 cord when full)& has become a place for "Stuff".
    When we got natural gas, I didn't have the big need for fire wood. Gas was cheap. Now being retired, N gas prices keep going up.
    Wood heat is back "IN".
    The "home-owner insurance" I have started auditing homes after a wild fire close by burned down several homes.
    Now they recommend that wood not be stored next to the house (fire danger in case of wild fires).
    You still can, but the "risk" level goes up along with your premium of course.

    Keep posting pictures, me & others are getting great ideas
    I'm envious, especially of the "full ones"

    Spikem, Lanning, jlow & Carbon_Liberator sheds are models that will fit in my location, may have questions soon.
  17. Lanningjw

    Lanningjw Feeling the Heat

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    I fell like Tiger Woods because I am cheating on the gas company with small bills!
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    mjbrown Feeling the Heat

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    woodshed...woodshed...woodshed......oh , thats an easy one. thats the place where the ol'man used to take me to beat my... hey wait a minute, you are supposed to put wood in those?

    spent ALOT of time in the shed.kinda glad i have girls.

    come to think of it...its pretty peaceful out there for at least 1 week out of the month...2 girls and one week of estrogen ocean.honey hold the door open i''m on my way.
  19. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Can't speak but for myself, but I wouldn't spend a dime to make anybody else feel bad. I don't want anyone to feel bad. I really want my wife to feel good...and she likes the shed (and so do I), so I'm glad I got it built. Sure don't miss the tarp thing! Rick
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    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    Ditto. As for regrets, I have plenty. If I had a do-over, I'd build one like carb-lib's.
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    ???
  22. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    http://southokanagan.biz/woodshed/almostfull.JPG
  23. Spikem

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    Ah, that IS the gold standard, as far as I'm concerned.

    I would have two questions, though:

    1. Does he do anything to shield the front face from the elements?
    2. How is he keeping the wood off the ground?

    Great, great design. Love how it's in "sections".
  24. Lumber-Jack

    Lumber-Jack Minister of Fire

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    Wow! I'm truly flattered guys, thanks.

    1. Does he do anything to shield the front face from the elements?
    No protection shield on the front, and the bottom front pieces of wood do get a little wet when it rains and drips off the roof section and splashes in front of the wood.

    2. How is he keeping the wood off the ground?
    I have drainage rock under the wood.

    Here is a picture of what it use to look like there before I put the woodshed.
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  25. Spikem

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    So would you do anything differently, if you had to redo it?
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