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Wood Shed

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Holzstapel, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. Holzstapel

    Holzstapel Member

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    So i called the town today to ask them about building a wood shed on my property. They told me if its less than 100 sqft and shorter than 9 feet high, i dont need a permit. I have a spot next to my shed where I can build a shed of this size. It's on a slight slope, but no biggy as I would dig footings. I enter these dimensions, minus a few inches on the sides and 6" on top just to be safe into a cord calculator and it tells me I can fit just over 6 cords of wood into it.

    Is that a realistic calculation or am i way off?

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  2. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    That seems a little high, so lets see..... 9.5x9.5x8=722 cubic feet. 722/128 cubic foot cord)=5.64 cord. I used what I thought the inside of the shed dimensions would be.
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  3. NE WOOD BURNER

    NE WOOD BURNER Minister of Fire

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    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    There probably aren't many that cut there firewood 24".
    I like 16" so my cord is 3 stacks 8' long. I don't think that changes
    your calculation though.
  5. Holzstapel

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    The length of what I have split now and the rounds I have currently are less than 18". Most of them probably fall into the 12-16" length. Now that I have my own saw, I keep the rounds between 14"-16" as best I can.

    Wow, this really got the wheels turning in my head.
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  6. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Build 2, then no worries. :)

    8' X 12' a good size. Less cutting dimensional lumber
    I used pier block for footings & a pallet floor.
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  7. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Great that you don't have to worry about permits. That also probably means you won't get taxed on it.
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  8. ScotO

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    Do like BogyDave said and build two of them....one this year, and one a foot or so away from it next year...then maybe, another one a foot or so away from that one, and then another one and another one.......:eek:

    Sorry, I get carried away when we're talkin' firewood.......;em
  9. Holzstapel

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    I really like the look of this one and it's simplicity.

    Thanks for posting!

    Shhh! no talking about taxes. ::P;)
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  10. JustWood

    JustWood Minister of Fire

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    Footprint 100 sq ft.
    No saying the overhang couldn't be 150 sq ft +.

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