I know, it's way too pretty for storing wood.

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Niro

New Member
Jul 13, 2021
19
Northern Westchester NY
I recently finish building my wood shed, I might have gotten carried away with paint and looks an all. It took longer than I thought but it was just me and I'm proud of it.

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stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
1,510
Eastern Long Island NY
Nice! I like the roof, especially if some sun gets through.

Why did you close the back (and the floor)? I kept my back open so that if I don't finish a bay that year, I can fill it up and next year start with the older stuff in the back. (And I kept spaces between the floor boards for more ventilation, but maybe you have more wind going through than I have.)
 

kennyp2339

Minister of Fire
Feb 16, 2014
5,933
07462
1.5 cord bays?
 

bert670

New Member
Mar 19, 2021
16
Hudson Valley, NY
Nice! I like the roof, especially if some sun gets through.

Why did you close the back (and the floor)? I kept my back open so that if I don't finish a bay that year, I can fill it up and next year start with the older stuff in the back. (And I kept spaces between the floor boards for more ventilation, but maybe you have more wind going through than I have.)

They look like 1x8’s with a gap in between on the floor, definitely plenty of air flowing through that bad boy. Looks great, way too pretty to store wood. Might have to leave 1 bay open for drinking beers and watching the wood dry.
 

BIGChrisNH

Minister of Fire
Dec 16, 2015
554
New Hampshire
Nice job. Looking good, how much can fit in there?
 

Niro

New Member
Jul 13, 2021
19
Northern Westchester NY
They look like 1x8’s with a gap in between on the floor, definitely plenty of air flowing through that bad boy. Looks great, way too pretty to store wood. Might have to leave 1 bay open for drinking beers and watching the wood dry.
There were plenty of beers had while building it! I filled one bay and half of the other yesterday in a full day work detail.

Just can wait for a dip below 50 around here to start burning.
 

Sawset

Minister of Fire
Feb 14, 2015
1,201
Palmyra, WI
It took longer than I thought but it was just me
Yah,that says a lot right there. If wood storage was the issue, then some tin roofing 2x4s and nails would do. Bet the view from the kitchen window is satisfying.
 

stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
1,510
Eastern Long Island NY
I filled it up yesterday....man that was alot of work. Total dimensions are 8 x 12. 100sq ft is the town limit with out permit and increase in property taxes.

is it possible (without added taxes) to build a second one of 96 sqft...? It is really nice to be able to season hardwoods 3 years. Having another one allows you to cycle through one bay a year and have 3-4 years of seasoning. The less water you'll have to boil off in your stove the more heat in your home and less creosote in your chimney.
 

Niro

New Member
Jul 13, 2021
19
Northern Westchester NY
is it possible (without added taxes) to build a second one of 96 sqft...? It is really nice to be able to season hardwoods 3 years. Having another one allows you to cycle through one bay a year and have 3-4 years of seasoning. The less water you'll have to boil off in your stove the more heat in your home and less creosote in your chimney.
Yes, I'm in Northern Westchester and the code is under 100sq ft per structure. I was thinking of attempting a fully enclosed shed next year but for gardening equipment storage. If I out grow this space for wood, I might consider another. Thanks.
 

shortys7777

Feeling the Heat
Nov 15, 2017
355
Smithfield, RI
I will be building one soon too as big as I can without a permit. Did you pour concrete for the corners? trying to get ideas but my yard is pure ledge in the back.
 

stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
1,510
Eastern Long Island NY
Sandy here, but I used concrete deck blocks on 18"*18" concrete pavers. So far it holds well.
 

Niro

New Member
Jul 13, 2021
19
Northern Westchester NY
I will be building one soon too as big as I can without a permit. Did you pour concrete for the corners? trying to get ideas but my yard is pure ledge in the back.
I didnt pour the post. I got 2 yards of gravel and placed 4 " on the area then used tuff blocks on top to hold the 4x4 vertical and it hold 2x6 horizontally. So far it's holding up.
 

ohlongarm

Minister of Fire
Mar 18, 2011
1,488
Northeastern Ohio
I didnt pour the post. I got 2 yards of gravel and placed 4 " on the area then used tuff blocks on top to hold the 4x4 vertical and it hold 2x6 horizontally. So far it's holding up.
That is really nice one of best I've seen, lacking one major component, WOOD! Let's see it when filled, that should be a sight.
 

Woody Stover

Minister of Fire
Dec 25, 2010
12,266
Southern IN
honestly, it looks like a dollhouse.
better paint it red or black or brown.

or shoot some holes in it.
Or fill it with White Oak. The grays will complement each other. ;)