Do you think I should go back through and add some nails to each board? Or will three two inch screws per post, so 9 screws per board be enough?Nice!
I'd cross stack the edges of your stacks to avoid them leaning too much on the boards.
Also, screws are less strong than nails. (Hence no screws in e.g. framing of homes.)
I can take a measuring tape out and take pictures if anyone needs proof 😄😁This weekend we moved about 5-5.5 cords in the right hand side, it is 10 feet deep, 10 feet wide, and 7-7.5 feet tall of firewood densely packed.that was my first thought too
I dense pack my 3 cords bays. Never had a problem with drying.I’m thinking about building something similar. Are there any concerns with the stuff in the middle not seasoning well because it’s not getting as much exposure to the elements?
Are your rows densely packed or are you leaving some space for air circulation?
No reason for the concrete other than that's what I was familiar with! It wasn't too difficult to plumb them, we laid out the grid with string and extra stakes (copied what we saw them doing when they built our pole barn) and were able to get it fairly square keeping the posts flush against the string. Then as we filled in the concrete dirt just kept checking the level. I am sure its not "perfect", but its so close you wouldn't notice and came out pretty square when we put the roof on.Why did you sink the posts in concrete instead of using steel anchor plates? Your method seems more cost effective.
Was it hard to plumb the long heavy posts?
I notice with my shed I will stack right to the very top and 2 years later when I'm ready to burn it, everything has settled / shrunk a good 5-10" lower then the main beam on topVery nice looking shed. I have similar, but 8x8 bays. Made 3 then added a 4th. I loosely stack enough wood for one season in 2, then have the other 2 for the following year. Always stay ahead 2 years that way. Wood dries pretty good but you have to stack it loose, lots of air gaps.
I do the same thing. I'm not spending all that time, money and time to build an air shed. I want it to store firewood. I fill it to the brim. When I need it, it will be dry.A little air space in the stacks helps with drying in my shed but I don’t leave any space between the rows and can absolutely state for fact that it does not hinder the seasoning in the center of the shed.