I'd forgo the plywood to enhance air circulation myself.. Wish I could get plastic pallets here! We use them at work but aren't allowed to take anything..
In all fairness he does usually bring grass fed steaks in exchange, which are delicious. I think I'm making out pretty good in that deal.Berner,
You could build a shed that will hold one year supply. Then stack any more wood you build up on pallets and do not cover it. If it is for the following year it doesn't need to be covered.
And tell your friends that "pick at it" to give you a hand occasionally.
I agree with gasman.. Build it big enough to hold a year's worth and a bit extra.. I keep 2 years worth and then some outside stacked on pallets here then move it into the shelter in the spring.. I also keep the snowblower, electric log splitter and some other stuff in the shelter.. Love having a shelter!Never had the luxury of a shed but looking to build one soon. Tarps are getting old quick. Do you guys season your wood stacked in a field somewhere before moving it into your shed? Or do you cut split and stack it into your shed from day one? I'm sure everyone's different and depends on a lot of things (wood species, burning habits, temperature, sun, wind direction etc) but what's the norm?
Here's my scenario. I'm figuring to burn 5 cords a year with outdoor fires, friends picking at the stack etc. At all given points I would like at least a three year supply on hand with some extra room for comfort. If this were you would you build a shed that holds all 15 cords, 5 cords or somewhere in between? I know in my heart I want the biggest shed possible but living on .57 acres space is fairly limited.
By the way this is my favorite thread. I find myself re-reading it atleast once a week.
Cool! Is there a "really like" button?Good wood storage for seasoning is very important to success with wood heat, IMO. I'm going to post a few photos of our wood shed and wood to the house delivery system. This wood shed is 12ft. wide and 40ft. long. Each bay is 8ft.x 8ft., holding about 3.5 cords in each bay. It takes 25 recycled cement block for each bay. Our wood stoves take 24 inch long wood so the bays and block are laid out to hold 4 rows. We burn a lot of pine and poplar which is trash wood for most folks but our Jotul F600CB likes it fine.
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Here's how the ends and between bays are done. Steel post make up the bottom 24 inch gap as they rot away more slowly than wood.
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We park this Toyota 'wood wagon' at the back door as the wood shed is about 600ft. away. That is an inverted truck bed liner on top.
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Wow that is very impressive!I've just found this site. I started off with off cuts from a nearby sawmill and clearing our own windblown trees. I then made a hydraulic log splitter and found a sustainable source of wood. I made a couple of sheds then had a bash at building some Holz Hausens. http://www.petermclarenfineart.com/Blog/Holz-Hausens . It's good to see so many other enthusiasts out there. Feels immediately at home.
I am considering a lean to to my shed for firewood storage. This unit from "Well Seasoned" Looks like it will do the job. Many Thanks, Ross!!This lean to was added on last year for already seasoned wood for closer house access. This holds 3 cords packed the way it is