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    as promised

    Paredown, as promised, this is where I stand on the woodshed project, All I need to do is put a roof on it. That's right, after heating almost exclusively with wood for 33 years, I am finally building a proper woodshed, lots of of ventilation and a steel roof. I need to put the roof on it, I'd say about 2 weeks, I started moving the wood into the framework because that needs to be done too, I has two compartments, each will hold about 4 1/2 cords of wood, the plan is, one for the current season, one for the next. I am absolutely done with tarps, I am done with 50 pound chunks of ice coming off the top on me , I am sick of 40 pound logs I can't see crashing down on me!!!
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    Looks good. And reminds me that I need to build a stand to keep my logs off the ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drussell View Post
    Looks good. And reminds me that I need to build a stand to keep my logs off the ground.
    I built like 5 pair of "book ends" out of 2x4 and plywood corner plates, lasted for years, I also have an old broken 24 foot aluminum ladder that I cut up t put on the ground, it's the best!

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    Nice. I made one back in '11, but it only holds 3 3/8 cords. Yours is much larger. It does make a quality of life improvement as you've noted. I set mine up to store some lumber up above in the rafters accessible from the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oily666 View Post
    Do you ever ride anymore?
    I do, I have about 350 for the year so far. I actually tried to ride yesterday but by the time I got out to the county road the wind had kicked up to over 20 and that just isn't fun. I got a good 27 miles in Monday, running out of daylight hours...

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    Wow that looks great! Nice to have the concrete pad to start.

    Looks like the outboard posts are set into the ground?

    I'm dreaming about a combined outdoor shed and lean-to wood shed that is connected (tie the shed roof for the wood side to the structure of the shed) and have been looking for plans/ideas. I may just have to dig in and wing it.

    I need better storage--and of course more wood, since I burned all but the dregs this year even though it wasn't that cold (my lovely wife has been home more, so that means warmer temps, plus I was recuperating through December-March, which also meant we kept it a little warmer than usual).
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    Quote Originally Posted by drussell View Post
    Looks good. And reminds me that I need to build a stand to keep my logs off the ground.
    I've been using standard pallets and cross stack on the ends (although I like T0G's bookend idea). This past year, I finally got smarter, and ran 2 2x6 Pressure treated laying on the gravel, and then pallets on top of them; otherwise the pallets rot pretty fast from the damp.
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    where is the underground tunnel to get the wood into the house :-)
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    Damn, your wood pile looks bigger than the footprint of our house.

    John finally threw away the wood pile tarp, it was a shred of its old self. I'll show him this project and see what happens!

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    Quote Originally Posted by paredown View Post
    I've been using standard pallets and cross stack on the ends (although I like T0G's bookend idea). This past year, I finally got smarter, and ran 2 2x6 Pressure treated laying on the gravel, and then pallets on top of them; otherwise the pallets rot pretty fast from the damp.
    I don't have much of a pile, as I get logs as they are available for free from a local tree business, and our fireplace is for entertainment and not heating. Right now it's probably about 4' wide by 2' high, and one log deep. I've just left it sitting on my gravel driveway for the time being.
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    Nice woodshed.

    I like watching your projects.

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    I built a woodshed last summer after not having one for 15 years. Covering firewood with tarps sucks, and that's how I've had to do it for most of my wood burning life. Never again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve98501 View Post
    I built a woodshed last summer after not having one for 15 years. Covering firewood with tarps sucks, and that's how I've had to do it for most of my wood burning life. Never again!
    THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! except I have been using traps for 36 years!!!!!!!


    NEVER AGAIN!!!

    got all my cut/split wood moved now, about 3.5 cords
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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! except I have been using traps for 36 years!!!!!!!


    NEVER AGAIN!!!

    got all my cut/split wood moved now, about 3.5 cords
    Hurry up with that roof! The wasps and sparrows need a good home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    Paredown, as promised, this is where I stand on the woodshed project, All I need to do is put a roof on it. That's right, after heating almost exclusively with wood for 33 years, I am finally building a proper woodshed, lots of of ventilation and a steel roof. I need to put the roof on it, I'd say about 2 weeks, I started moving the wood into the framework because that needs to be done too, I has two compartments, each will hold about 4 1/2 cords of wood, the plan is, one for the current season, one for the next. I am absolutely done with tarps, I am done with 50 pound chunks of ice coming off the top on me , I am sick of 40 pound logs I can't see crashing down on me!!!

    See, if you dried out your "wood" it would not only "burn" easier....it would "weigh" a great deal "less".
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    Tarps suck. They break down over time and leave little plastic ribbons all through your stack. For years I've stacked wood on pallets to keep it off the ground, then covered it with plywood sheets. Allows plenty of airflow, yet keeps the rain and snow off. Then when we built our new garage a couple of years ago, we put a bonus carport on the end, and the open wall is perfect for stacking wood. It's out of the weather under an overhanging roof, and it makes a nice wood wall next to my truck. Holds about a cord and a half.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DocRogers View Post
    Tarps suck. They break down over time and leave little plastic ribbons all through your stack. For years I've stacked wood on pallets to keep it off the ground, then covered it with plywood sheets. Allows plenty of airflow, yet keeps the rain and snow off. Then when we built our new garage a couple of years ago, we put a bonus carport on the end, and the open wall is perfect for stacking wood. It's out of the weather under an overhanging roof, and it makes a nice wood wall next to my truck. Holds about a cord and a half.


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    Nice idea on the plywood. This year I tried some 15# Felt--it was ok, but then started cracking in the cold as you tried to fish wood out...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    See, if you dried out your "wood" it would not only "burn" easier....it would "weigh" a great deal "less".
    40 pounds DRY is not a huge oak log, I only burn dry wood, so there is that
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    Quote Originally Posted by DocRogers View Post
    Tarps suck. They break down over time and leave little plastic ribbons all through your stack. For years I've stacked wood on pallets to keep it off the ground, then covered it with plywood sheets. Allows plenty of airflow, yet keeps the rain and snow off. Then when we built our new garage a couple of years ago, we put a bonus carport on the end, and the open wall is perfect for stacking wood. It's out of the weather under an overhanging roof, and it makes a nice wood wall next to my truck. Holds about a cord and a half.
    I burn 4 or 5 cords a year, over 36 years, that would have been enough plywood to build a woodshed!
    squared up the roof, started the "cross-pieces" and got the first 12 foot sheet of steel up!!!!
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    there ill be a short section of roof pitched down at the front
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    5 sheets to the wind..........

    15 feet of 21 under roof, I officially have almost a years worth of wood under the roof!

    This turned into a bigger project than I thought. Note the dry concrete under the roof!!!!!!!!
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    Looking good! Does the steel roofing use those little through bolts with the squishy washers?
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    Almost done, officially UNDER ROOF

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    Looking good! Does the steel roofing use those little through bolts with the squishy washers?
    self drilling screws with the gaskets

    almost done...the picture with the template for the little front rafter is ...just that (18 inch steel on face all the way across)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    self drilling screws with the gaskets

    almost done...the picture with the template for the little front rafter is ...just that (18 inch steel on face all the way across)

    With the roof, grill and lawn chair you are just about in livable condition for when the wifey sends you to the woodshed.
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