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Wood shed questions

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by dante2, Jan 27, 2009.

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  1. dante2

    dante2 New Member

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    This is my first year with a wood stove (englander 13nc) and I hope to have it up and running this weekend. I have to store my wood for next year somewhere and I have an old metal storage shed without doors standing empty. Would this make a good place for wood storage? If not, what would be the best way to modify it for wood storage? This shed has withstood some pretty strong winds here and I don't think it's going to fall over anytime soon. Thanks for your input.

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  2. Shipper50

    Shipper50 Minister of Fire

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    I don't know why your shed wouldn't work until you build something later? It all depends on the winds and if your roof is leak proof.

    The main thing in my opinion is keeping it somewhat dry and letting the wind get to it as much as possible.

    Shipper
  3. Valhalla

    Valhalla Minister of Fire

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    Dante2,

    Shipper is right. Use the shed you have for now. Keep the rain leakage out, as it will be harder to season your wood properly. It is important to have air flow circulation, so moisture will not be trapped.

    You are on the right track toward improving your wood storage methods. Keep going.
  4. Valhalla

    Valhalla Minister of Fire

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    Dante,

    Another thought. Since your shed does not have doors, try hanging a tarp at the entrance to keep the snow and rain out. It will still permit some air circulation. Lift the tarp or tie it aside during dry days without precipitation.
  5. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    Anything will work that keeps the rain off and has decent ventilation.
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    You didn't mention whether or not it has a floor of some sort. It's important to keep the firewood from direct ground contact. If there's a floor in the shed, problem solved (so long as it'll handle the weight). If not, then pallets, or P.T. 4"x4"'s, or whatever will work. Rick
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