After reading this thread about lateral blow-out which I had not considered, I added an additional two horizontal 2x4s to each side and use some spare landscape timbers as vertical end pillars. Maybe I didn't need it? Oh, well, I had to substitute PT 1x6 boards for the recommended PT 5/4x6 deck boards because my local Home Depot was completely out of PT deck boards all summer. It means the side slats are fairly thin and weak. If they were all deck boards I might not have bothered.I have seen wood piles blow out, but not shed walls. I don't recall seeing any blow out here, but maybe my scope is limited. You had me wondering so I went out and checked our shed and found no signs of strain on the nails holding up the lattice, nor play.
Thanks. I think the pictures might make it look bigger than it is. The roll up doors are 8x7, and I think the structure is approx. 22' x 12'. I wanted to make it deeper, however I was limited by the length of the reclaimed "I" joists I used for rafters. I also would have went wider, but I didn't want to push too close to the black walnut beside it and I didn't want to push the span between the poles too far (nor add another pair). Also was limited by the length, of the again reclaimed, 2x12s for the beams.longknife nice job. looks perfect. how big is that? looks like a garage size
i brought in 24 yards of fill and landscaped it. Now it doesn’t stand as proud and fits into the landscape nicer.Your photo is my wife's idea of a good looking way to store 1 cord of firewood on a .2 acre city lot. I keep trying to tell her how big it would look in our situation, and how expensive, but she wants the wood shed erotica. I satisfied her desires with a Woodhaven 8 foot rack and cover.
it us not anchored at all, it sits on limestone blocks from a retainer wall. The blocks sit on 3/4 clear for drainage. The shed itself is heavy and doesn’t move of spread. The top rim is all morticed and tenoned in a way that makes it lock together with any inside pressure.Smolder -
Great looking shed. Could you comment on whether your shed is anchored at all? Looks like it's sitting on blocks or a footer of some kind.
I've seen that shed somewhere before...Each bay hold a little over 3 cords, which is around what we burn in a winter. I don't season wood before putting it in here so I wanted it to be as open as possible. Originally I planned for it to be all on one level, but once I started digging to level the space out I hit ledge 6" below the grass... so I ended up with this tiered design.
IIRC it is about 24" of front overhang and about 12" of rear overhang. It does seem to keep the snow off well, and since the front faces south... any snow that does blow in either melts or sublimates pretty quickly.I've seen that shed somewhere before...
Planning for my own mini woodshed next year. How much overhang do you have on the front? It looks like it's been enough to keep the rain and snow off?
Very nice, clean and simple! I also love those evergreens (not sure of the correct term) in the background. I wish I had some of those on my new property but we might plant some along the frontage as the family we purchased the property from sells christmas trees (he might actually grow them, not sure of that yet) upstate NY.Almost finished with mine. 12' deep and 28' wide. 2' of overhang on each side and back and 3' overhang on the front. I am going to put more 2x6's on the side spaced out to allow airflow and trim the front header in metal to match the sides. I also decided to coat the whole thing in a mix of 50/50 diesel and used motor oil. 6x6 Posts are on concrete bases and brackets so this woodshed should outlive me.
Thanks. I will post more pics when it's finished and loaded. Yeah I've got Doug Firs on the land around me and have planted more throughout the property. The Fir and pine have a much higher survival rate compared to the various cedars I've planted. Just a warning. Keep them surrounded w/ a barrier after they establish because when the deer are in rut they will rub them into toothpicksVery nice, clean and simple! I also love those evergreens (not sure of the correct term) in the background. I wish I had some of those on my new property but we might plant some along the frontage as the family we purchased the property from sells christmas trees (he might actually grow them, not sure of that yet) upstate NY.