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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by mattjm1017, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. mattjm1017

    mattjm1017 Feeling the Heat

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    Thats a mighty fine wood shed there!

    InfinityMike those are some impressive stack you got there I hope yall made it through Sandy without to many problems Im sure your goignt to be getting quite a lot of wood from her for the next couple of months.
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  2. infinitymike

    infinitymike Minister of Fire

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    Thanks mattjm. Actually can anybody see the pics right now? All I see is little boxes with a ? inside.

    I made it through Sandy without any propoerty damage and without power for 9 days. Well I can't really complain I do have a generator.

    I allready score about 2 cord
  3. Stax

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    Mine are similar to K.P. Have four of these.
    4th Rack Build 3.jpg
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  4. Dune

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    Hi, welcome to the forum. Nice racks.

    Can you convert that to cords for me? I am not that good at math, plus I have no idea what a face cord means to you, hence I have no idea what you are saying.
  5. 'bert

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    your pics do not show up for me either. Maybe try and repost them
  6. infinitymike

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    Huh same problem. I've never had a problem before. Oh well.
  8. mattjm1017

    mattjm1017 Feeling the Heat

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    Infinitymike I still see them dont know why others cant very strange.
  9. K.P.

    K.P. New Member

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    Without considering log measurement, three face cords equals a full cord of wood. Each rack holds a half cord.
  10. K.P.

    K.P. New Member

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    I beg to differ. If it was a wood shed, I wouldn't be allowed to have something like that in my front yard according to county building regulations...so they're RACKS ;)
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  11. Dune

    Dune Minister of Fire

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    Thanks.
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    I couldnt see them, then I could, then I couldnt, I think they're possessed !!!
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    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Same game here. I have a temporary wood port, not a permanent (building) wood shed. No floor or sides ;)
  14. Backwoods Savage

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    Advantages can be that you can stack a full cord in each segment. It also just happens to work out nicely for the covers we use (old galvanized roofing). As for drying, we have no problems with this but remember that we are almost always many years ahead on our wood supply to it all has time to dry nicely. Another advantage is cost. I cut saplings and use to stack the wood on. Sometimes I don't even use those and stack right on the ground but we can do that here when stacking on higher ground as we are on yellow sand. I also do not end up with ugly pallets laying around after removing the wood from the stacks.

    In addition, both Dave and I dry our wood outside where wind can do its thing. Then before winter is when we move enough wood into the barn for that winter's burning. But there are many ways of handling the wood. This just happens to be the one which has worked out best for us.
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  15. fishinpa

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    I love sharing this link I found a few years back. You put in the height and length of your wood pile, and then the average length of the cuts and this tool converts it to cords for you!

    http://www.maine.gov/ag/firewood.html
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    We cross stack (or I should say *I* cross stack, dh creates scary tippy stacks, lol-so he splits and I stack) on pallets. We also have a few racks we built for small rounds since those are a pita to stack. Those are simple 2x4 construction, 8' long, about 6' tall and 18" deep. We built those because we were getting a lot of decent sized branches and tree tops scrounging-they were too small to split but too big to waste, so pretty much anything 2-5" in diameter goes into those. Those, by far, look the nicest as far as I'm concerned. I guess they look more "traditional", like old school wood racks would. No shed, no room for one-and we have an "outbuilding limit" here (which is really funny to me, being as rural as we are) so we couldn't build one if we wanted to anyway (we have two storage sheds already, and they are needed especailly given the size of the cottage and lack of a basement). Wood goes from the stack into the house at the moment, no in between.

    Our racks for the rounds look pretty much like infinitymike's. Only difference, is we picked up a gallon of cheap paint in the "ooops" section at Home depot for like $10 and painted all of them.
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    Oh that is helpful. Looks like we have about 10 cord on hand according to that, that is CSS. Looking at the pile we've got waiting, we're got about another 10 cord to CSS. 'Round here, that puts us at about 60 cord since everyone measures in face cord. That's not counting what we've got earmarked for this year of course. That better set us a few years ahead!
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    Thanks. I was actually trying to prompt him to speak in dictionary cords instead of...
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    I have a hair under 12 cords, about what I figured, thanks for the link, Im going to save it for future use.
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    If anyone looses this link, just google 'cord wood calculator' and you'll have it.
  21. WellSeasoned

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    I made pallet pete's design too, 2 racks@ 16x6x6 with air space between rows, and 2x4's to hold up the sides. These each hold approx 3 cords each.

    And then the woodshed for the burn ready stuff

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    For a year here:

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    Then moved to under the deck for winter:

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