Workspace near shed

EatenByLimestone Posted By EatenByLimestone, Nov 6, 2009 at 12:47 AM

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  1. EatenByLimestone

    EatenByLimestone
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    Beside my shed is a ~10 ft square area that is just begging to be used. I'll need to fill it so it's flat. Right now it's anything but flat.

    I was thinking of making a splitting station. If you had an area like this, would you put some sort of paver down or leave it dirt?

    Matt
     
  2. billb3

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    you'll just bust up pavers
    gar on teed
    and shirley it's bigger than 10 square feet.
     
  3. Dix

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    Give a pic, or a few, Matt.

    I'm sure you have the camera handy :)
     
  4. fossil

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    I left a 6'x8' corner of my shed under roof but without floor. I can split by hand in there, load wood, even pull my splitter in if I want to, and work out of the weather. I left the floor dirt, and it's covered by bark/splitting trash/wood debris. Works for me. Rick
     

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    LLigetfa
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    I think Shirley meant 10'x10'.

    Fill it with bark and wood chips.
     
  6. firefighterjake

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    Just have to say Rick that I still think your shed is one of the top three I've seen posted here . . . heck, I might even say it's the best looking shed period.
     
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    Just used for splitting . . . gravel and whatever scraps of bark/woodchips fall to soften any missed blows.
     
  8. maplewood

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    Don't pave - leave it dirt, and keep a rake and shovel nearby to clean up.
     
  9. Got Wood

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    As others have said, splitting trash makes a nice base to work on. Especially the bark. Gives a buffer when its wet. Now, that may not be the most clean looking approach. Kind of depends on location too
     
  10. Backwoods Savage

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    Carpet it and make it large enough for the wife for splitting.
     
  11. Wood Duck

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    You're going to have some glancing blows with your maul that hit the ground, and with pavers you'll either break a paver or damage your maul. I'd keep it soft on the ground. After a couple of cords, you'll have lots of bark and wood chips to control the mud. I never split wood over a hard surface because something is gonna get broken.
     
  12. derecskey

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    Depends on how close the neighbors are!
     
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