New wood shed build

gibbonfd2 Posted By gibbonfd2, Sep 11, 2017 at 12:37 PM

  1. gibbonfd2

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    Started building my wood shed this weekend was hoping to get further but Mother Nature had other plans. It rained most of Saturday morning which was ok got my saws all tuned up and sharpened. So Saturday afternoon I went and cut some cedar post and laid the pallet floor Sunday I put up the pallet walls and was going to install the post and rafters but I could only dig down 2ft before it got so hard it was stop the post hole digger. So I felled the holes with water last night and again this morning, hoping to get the post set tonight so the concrete will set up and continue tomorrow night. I figure it will hold 10cords when full. I do plan on adding a wall at half way. Thoughts or concerns would be appreciated. Thanks Matt 906e008b7646c9b52533279a06b0e0cc.jpg 2465e5ad93d1a9f446fb9030acc9d315.jpg 6aea4c9aa9d362dc5abf669e18c7e124.jpg 900b7394414042720babd8c7c5bfe3f2.jpg


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    Interesting build! I had been toying with a similar idea for a wood shed. I liked the idea of all pallets. They are generally free and would let plenty of air (and maybe sun) in. I'll be very interested to see the final product. Thanks for sharing.


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  3. gibbonfd2

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    Well I got the front post set last night. I decided to go with the cedar post on each end and an old telephone post in the center. This is really my first solo build plumbing these cedar post is not much fun especially on your own had to call the wife in for help. Anyways I plan on getting the back post in tonight and I hope the header across the front we will see what happens. b7f4d9040380d280be7a3a5ababb4576.jpg


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    Might be a little late, but when working by yourself, bracing things using a 3-4-5 or 6-8-10 triangle gets stuff really close. Once you have one post set plumb both ways, should be able to measure everything else in.
     
  5. Soundchasm

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    I love my woodshed, but had to kick myself for not having a serious plan for access to the rear. I had put good stuff in first, and it was a few years before I got the ambition to rotate that cord+ to the front. I've since gotten access to the rear, but it's a PITA, still.

    And I kind of wish I'd figured out how to divide the thing in half. That would sure make your life easy if you use five cords a year. Use one side, refill, then use the other side.

    Keep us posted.
     
  6. TheRambler

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    Not to be the bearer of bad news, but cinder blocks should be oriented with holes up for max strengh. They are actually fairly weak when oriented the way you have them.

    A fully loaded shed of green/wet wood could be heavy enough to break your blocks.
     
  7. gibbonfd2

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    Thanks for the reply I will keep this in mind I can remove the pallets easy enough to move them


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  8. kennyp2339

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    Looks like a good project!!! I would also add more cement blocks under the middle 2x4's in each pallet, I've stacked wood on pallets in the past and have seen them bend pretty good, sometimes cracking, but I like your style with making sure everything is well up off the ground, plus vented by default using pallets, also nice that if one breaks, no sweat, just change it out. Def keep us posted on the progress.
     
  9. gibbonfd2

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    Well here is the progress so far I think I will be ready to put some tin on this weekend I was looking at adding more cinder blocks in the center of the pallets. I think it will just be a work in progress for awhile. I also added a center wall. My plan is to put my dry fire wood for this season on one side and wet on the other I am hoping I can then just bounce back and forth for each winter we will see how everything drys down. 729ce1c72fdcf819fb5a67c9ec3879f5.jpg 5dd020bfa90254eedfa06a7df3dc77a5.jpg d8fe3b4acd9d7a416b40f6d7d5ca0b40.jpg 4cef9a606ecb7e15380abd6b25ce3ec0.jpg


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