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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. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    Oh look, you do get snow.

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  2. Lumber-Jack

    Lumber-Jack Minister of Fire

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    Hmmm. there was a lot of thought and discussion between my neighbor, my brother (who helped me build it), and myself that went into the design of that woodshed, so the design is pretty close to about as perfect as it could get under the circumstances. There was one small tradeoffs that effected what, I think, would have made it a better woodshed. That being the height. Because it was the neighbor's fence on the backside we had to keep the height down so it didn't look odd and block his view of the mountains. If we didn't have that to consider we likely would have made it somewhat taller. Also, if it was just a woodshed I would have left a wider spaces on the fence boards at the back for better ventilation..
    Also trying to decide how long to make it was another topic that we mulled over a lot. Because I was paying for the whole shot, the neighbor would have liked to see me build it (at least the fence part) all the way to the front of our property, but because it does cramp the driveway a bit I didn't really want to build the woodshed any further into the front part of the driveway. It makes it a bit harder for getting in and out of the vehicle doors on that side. The other thing is, the ground slopes up towards the front of the property and the woodshed roof runs level, so in effect the woodshed would have been even shorter towards the front of the property.
    So, not really any regret because these are not things I would change if I went back to do it again, but design considerations that could be changed if it was built somewhere else.
  3. Lumber-Jack

    Lumber-Jack Minister of Fire

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    Yep we get snow :)
    Actually we had a lot more snow than normal last year (when that picture was taken). We likely won't get that much this year.
  4. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    And the one thing Carbon Liberator's shed has that no one else has . . . the secret stash where he allegedly hides all his best, most seasoned wood. ;) :)
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