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Wood Sheds - plans, suggestions

Post in 'The Gear' started by harmerd, Dec 20, 2007.

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  1. harmerd

    harmerd New Member

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    Hopefully this topic goes here......

    I want to build a 4-5 cord shed. Any location or suggestion on plans, etc?

    What works the best you all so far?

    D

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  2. yetty734

    yetty734 New Member

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    i would go 3 sided with a single sloped roof. aim the open front away from the weather of course. doubt u wanna go this fancy...but i know groundhogs love to dig under the woodpile and a concrete pad solves that problem. it also avoids the need for pallets or something stack the wood one. also my friends who built one wish they had use 3/4 t1-11 instead of 3/8 because they have put a few holes in their walls from throwing wood against it and from a pile falling...being careful would avoid this tho.


    send us pics


    ccb


    p.s-if u dont already have one it sounds like a good time to buy a nail gun:). i bought one three years ago when i built my 15x20 shed....it made it so much easier.(my mom almost made me hammer it all cause i was only 12 at the time...)
  3. colsmith

    colsmith New Member

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    I have always thought this was a fabulous idea, don't knock it until you see the photos. It is a wood shed built out of pallets.
    http://summerville-novascotia.com/PalletShed/

    I saw this years ago on GardenWeb, now that I actually have need of a wood shed it is looking mighty nice.
  4. Wolves-Lower

    Wolves-Lower New Member

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    I built a rustic wood shed out of logs.
    I havested standing de-barked logs for the post and beam construction.
    I conected them with metal straping and barn nails.
    I errected them on reclaimed sidewalk slabs.
    I used re-cycled 2x6's for the support.
    I sided it with Red Oak, which I purchased really cheap from a local sawmill.
    Then I put on a metal roof on purchased treated 2x4's.

    All in all it has worked out really good. Keeps snow off but still ventilates.

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  5. WarmGuy

    WarmGuy Feeling the Heat

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    This holds 3.5-4 cords. No plans, but very simple to make.

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  6. Harley

    Harley Minister of Fire

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    Just keep it simple... some sturdy posts and a roof will get the job done. This will hold just shy of 8 cord:

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  7. cmonSTART

    cmonSTART Minister of Fire

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    If I may, woodheat.org has some OK plans for a cheap woodshed. When I build one this coming spring/summer, I plan on using that as a rough guide.
  8. tradergordo

    tradergordo Minister of Fire

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    That is the most tightly packed shed I've ever seen in my life! Nice.
    I also like the idea of using pallets in construction, doesn't have to be entirely made from pallets though. I used pallets for the floor and around the sides of mine. I also used a carport from Costco but could do the same (pallet floor and walls) with any shed.

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  9. cmonSTART

    cmonSTART Minister of Fire

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    In other words, you scrounged around and built it very inexpensively. Nice! It looks great. That's what I want to build.
  10. harmerd

    harmerd New Member

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    Hey thanks to all! Its a place to start. Lots of pallets running around the area too.

    I'll have to figure out the "open side" with the weather, its shifts around since I am just up off the river.


    Happy H Days!

    D
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