gthomas785 Massive Wood Shed Build (progress thread)

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stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
6,153
Long Island NY
I use some branches to cross between spaced stacks to make them stable. And log cabin style at the edges of course
 

gthomas785

Minister of Fire
Feb 8, 2020
714
Central MA
Gaahh! So close! We got the last bundle of ridge cap shingles and it wasn't quite enough. All the local places seem to be out of stock in this color. Guess I'll just have to wait to finish the last 6 feet.

And yes, I did install a continuous ridge vent on my woodshed. You can laugh all you want.

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JamesGuido

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Jan 5, 2021
156
Raymond, Wisconsin
She's Beautiful!
So Nice... however, I would've put on a steel roof... something i need to do this summer on mine.
built in '95, the shingles are shot and it's all moss covered. But your roof pitch is so much steeper than mine.

Wonderful work you have done, be proud!
 
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gthomas785

Minister of Fire
Feb 8, 2020
714
Central MA
however, I would've put on a steel roof..
There were some aesthetic choices made. I like the look of shingles better than metal, as well as the steep pitch.
My neighbor stopped by, we were talking about sheds and he suggested putting up a zinc strip if I get moss growing on the north side. I might do that, we'll see.
 
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gthomas785

Minister of Fire
Feb 8, 2020
714
Central MA
It's been a while since I posted an update on this. May and June were filled with family stuff so I didn't get a lot done, but the roof is complete and I've laid down a moisture barrier and crushed rock for the floor. Now I get to restack about 10 cords of wood.

I am still planning to throw some siding on the gable ends, but that has to wait until I figure out how much lumber I have which is dependent on another project. But I'll get those ends closed in by winter.

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Caw

Minister of Fire
May 26, 2020
1,331
Massachusetts
Looks amazing, great woodworking! I'm incredibly jealous...of the shed, not having to restack 10 cords. ;)

Also now that it's done would you be willing to share the final cost? I live nearby and am thinking of doing something similar. I know we discussed it earlier but I'm wondering if there were unforseen costs.

Well done!
 

lml999

Minister of Fire
Oct 25, 2013
590
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Beautiful work. I love the joinery and how you're stacking wood to serve as side walls. Here's what I'm working on...a pair of 8x12 sheds, one for wood, the second (not yet started) as a storage shed. I'm using 4x4 posts for structure (and some 2x6) and reclaimed PT decking for side walls. This is a night view...I have two solar powered motion sensor lights mounted on the inside front beam.

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Woodsplitter67

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Jan 19, 2017
2,455
Woolwich nj
It's been a while since I posted an update on this. May and June were filled with family stuff so I didn't get a lot done, but the roof is complete and I've laid down a moisture barrier and crushed rock for the floor. Now I get to restack about 10 cords of wood.

I am still planning to throw some siding on the gable ends, but that has to wait until I figure out how much lumber I have which is dependent on another project. But I'll get those ends closed in by winter.

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Your shed looks great.. extremely beautiful build. I have 4 none look as pretty. I wish I had the time to put together something like this. They do serve me well.. all my wood is dry.. Good job