Wood racks - framing

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
78,125
South Puget Sound, WA
This house ain’t that big by today’s standards, man. It has high heat load, because it’s 300 year old un-insulated construction, but it ain’t no compound.
Home size is really increasing, though still it's a big place. According to the National Association of Home Builders, the average home size in the United States was 2,700 square feet in 2009, up from 1,400 square feet in 1970.
 

Ashful

Minister of Fire
Mar 7, 2012
14,767
Philadelphia
Home size is really increasing, though still it's a big place. According to the National Association of Home Builders, the average home size in the United States was 2,700 square feet in 2009, up from 1,400 square feet in 1970.
Yep. But things vary quite a bit regionally, and even more town by town or neighborhood by neighborhood. They're throwing up 6000 sq.ft. McMansions like nobody's business around here the last 20 years, so while I'll admit this place is definitely above average on size, it's not exactly rare or unusual.

If I recall, there are two guys on this forum over 10,000 sq.ft. :eek:

Oh... and the most important bit of news: the spousal unit approved the wood shed project. Going to the township next week. Thanks for pushing me in this direction, begreen and others.
 

Easy Livin’ 3000

Minister of Fire
Dec 23, 2015
2,472
SEPA
Yep. But things vary quite a bit regionally, and even more town by town or neighborhood by neighborhood. They're throwing up 6000 sq.ft. McMansions like nobody's business around here the last 20 years, so while I'll admit this place is definitely above average on size, it's not exactly rare or unusual.

If I recall, there are two guys on this forum over 10,000 sq.ft. :eek:

Oh... and the most important bit of news: the spousal unit approved the wood shed project. Going to the township next week. Thanks for pushing me in this direction, begreen and others.
This will be fun to follow. Good luck with the township.

I've lived in an a couple of georgous 8,000+ square ft homes in my life, and now live in one that's under 2,000 (this one has a barn, to be fair). The space that was actually lived in, in the large houses, was generally about the same square footage as my current place. The rest collected dust, bills, and unwanted long-term guests (I was an example at both large places).
 

jeanw

Feeling the Heat
Sep 23, 2008
315
ky
Oh, I'm pursuing it, unless the township completely shuts it down. Just a question of when. Got a few very big home renovations planned in the next 12 months, actually some of them starting in the next month, so I just have to decide on the timing.
why y'all put up with township restrictions if y'all live out in the boonies? The Martha Stewart Im not. proud of it. Newer neighbor ,Hubby was told rumor has it) talking about putting up a fence. LOL
yeah I know its a bit messy...Just have too much stuff. moving from bigger place to smaller place with hardly any land and def very little storage. Wish Neighbor would sell me part of his one lot Could then put in a nice shed, extra sheds that is.... But the Ass hat neighbor is prob up to his neck in debt. Typical American mindset. Not me hanks all
 

Ashful

Minister of Fire
Mar 7, 2012
14,767
Philadelphia
I don’t live in the boonies, I’m in a suburb of Philadelphia, albeit a suburb that puts a little more emphasis on open space than the rest. Sometimes I wish I lived in the boonies, but it can be hard to find a relatively secure array of high-paying tech jobs very far from high population density, so we compromise.
 

semipro

Minister of Fire
Jan 12, 2009
3,581
SW Virginia
Oh... and the most important bit of news: the spousal unit approved the wood shed project. Going to the township next week. Thanks for pushing me in this direction, begreen and others.
You usually seem to have a pretty good idea of what you want else I would have suggested this direction also.
I constructed our wood shed such that wood was stored around the outside and equipment inside. The wood stacks block the view and the weather and the equipment is moved out when wood transfer to the house is needed - nice synergy. Although I'm not there yet it seems silly to me not to plan for eventual hauling of wood to the house via pallet forks on my tractor.
 

Ashful

Minister of Fire
Mar 7, 2012
14,767
Philadelphia
Yeah, I'll probably come around on the pallet fork thing someday, myself. For right now, the wagon works, and allows me to stack higher than I likely could with pallets.