Making a wood stack fence?

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nola mike

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Sep 13, 2010
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Richmond/Montross, Virginia
I just did some major garage demo/rebuilding to get a postage square of a yard. I have a section of yard facing a public alley that needs a fence put up. I also could use some wood storage....
Anyone have a good method to stack wood that could double as a fence? Most of all, it needs to be stable--I don't need a lawsuit or grief from the city.
 

tigeroak

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Nov 4, 2012
355
kansas illinois
Here is what we use and I have 5 that are 4 wide x 5 1/2 tall and 16 long- 1 that is 20 long - 1 that is 8 long and 2 that are 4x4x 5 1/2. I got them on the south side of my property
 

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Beer Belly

Minister of Fire
Oct 26, 2011
2,199
Connecticut
I just did some major garage demo/rebuilding to get a postage square of a yard. I have a section of yard facing a public alley that needs a fence put up. I also could use some wood storage....
Anyone have a good method to stack wood that could double as a fence? Most of all, it needs to be stable--I don't need a lawsuit or grief from the city.
My worry would be the Stack fence against a public alley.....some of that fence may start walking
 

jb6l6gc

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Feb 26, 2015
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Cayuga, Ontario, Canada
My worry would be the Stack fence against a public alley.....some of that fence may start walking
If its anything like where I used to live if it ain't chained down it will definetly grow legs!
+1 on the pine idea, however most who steal wouldn't even know species or care about moisture content anyway.
 
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BenTN

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Aug 30, 2015
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East TN
4x4x8' pt set in ground 2', 2 post set together 12-14" apart and spaced 8' between sets. chicken wire or other light wire fencing on public side to protect from pieces walking away and to keep them from falling in public space. each section should give 1/2 cord packed at 6' high.
 

ElmBurner

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Sep 3, 2015
153
Iowa
I like the idea above, by why limit yourself to an 8' length? Put two posts on one side of your "fence", two posts on the other side, then fill up the middle with firewood. You could run some wire rope or something to hang the chicken wire from (tensioned with a turnbuckle or something) and staple the chicken wire to the posts at either end.
 
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BenTN

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Aug 30, 2015
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i only suggested 8' to stay with somewhat of a standard fence post span, future fencing project = post already installed on 8' centers. IMO the smaller the spans between post will give more stability and also maintain the appearance of a 6' privacy fence through burning season
 
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hamslam42

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Oct 13, 2015
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Columbus, OH
Here is what we use and I have 5 that are 4 wide x 5 1/2 tall and 16 long- 1 that is 20 long - 1 that is 8 long and 2 that are 4x4x 5 1/2. I got them on the south side of my property
I like the look of this one, but the pic doesn't show the back side. Is there anything along the back of that? I was thinking that something like this with maybe some type of lattice attached to the back side might be nice for the public facing side, especially since it would still look a little like a fence when there is no wood there (can't keep the whole thing stocked full of wood all the time, right?).
 
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nola mike

Minister of Fire
Sep 13, 2010
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Richmond/Montross, Virginia
If its anything like where I used to live if it ain't chained down it will definetly grow legs!
+1 on the pine idea, however most who steal wouldn't even know species or care about moisture content anyway.
I'm in a yuppie urban area. I'm probably the only one within a mile radius that burns wood for real (except maybe @DanCorcoran ). I have a lot of chainsaws and other sharp/heavy tools. I think most of the neighbors are a little scared of me.
 

nola mike

Minister of Fire
Sep 13, 2010
852
Richmond/Montross, Virginia
4x4x8' pt set in ground 2', 2 post set together 12-14" apart and spaced 8' between sets. chicken wire or other light wire fencing on public side to protect from pieces walking away and to keep them from falling in public space. each section should give 1/2 cord packed at 6' high.
Yeah, so basically just a permanent rack. Span the 8' with some lawn timbers or something. I like the idea of lattice on the back side. The posts would blend with the rest of the fence. Although I guess at this point I basically have wood stacked against a fence without pickets. We'll see if I can sell it to the Mrs...
 

heavy hammer

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Jul 18, 2015
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Kirtland Ohio
Looks great!
 

blades

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Nov 23, 2008
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WI, Leroy
I'm in a yuppie urban area. I'm probably the only one within a mile radius that burns wood for real (except maybe @DanCorcoran ). I have a lot of chainsaws and other sharp/heavy tools. I think most of the neighbors are a little scared of me.
Better check your local codes- they got all sorts of funny ideas on stacking firewood- and the code dude or dudett don't care about your sharp or pointy implements or you either for that matter. For all their yapping about being green they are extremely two faced (course what's new about that it's gov.)
 
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