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Show me your firewood storage/shed/rack......please :-)

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by MS390, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. benp

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    Clay? Gah....

    That sucks.

    There's a part of me that's happy that Pines and sand go hand in hand.

    Eta.... You are going to need that block heater. I would plug mine in as soon as I saw my breath.

    Glowplugs have nothing on a gridheater.
     
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    Love the way this is nestled into the woodline. What"s up with the pirlins, future plans for expansion:).
     
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    20151203_103723.jpg 20151203_103841.jpg Last night after church I was able to grab up the lumber for the center bay and the 6-2x8x16' that will be the main supports(rim joist since it's technically not going to be rafters) tying to the post. I found a connection for the steel and the rest of the lumber for the other two bays:). Hoping it pans out, if it does I should have the whole thing done in a few weeks minus my own personalization. I'm pretty stoked about how this "mess" is coming together.
    Thanks for the tips, advice, pictures thus far, and keep them coming.
     
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    Kicking butt and taking names. Anyone want to come over and hold the stupid end of the tape measure and the other end of the boards. Can you say slow going. My boy helped a little today before the dentist, so here's some of the progress today. Check out that sweet hat:).
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    Little more done, but slow go when your holding both ends. Weather is nice here so I'm going to jam out what I can as weather, kids, fall parties, and work let me. 20151203_180920.jpg 20151203_180857.jpg
     
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    20151203_205038.jpg 20151203_205107.jpg 20151203_215306.jpg Ok, got a bit more done. Also made it to Lowes before they closed for some quickrete for the post.
    I grabbed up 8-80lbs bags had the Honda wagon saggin':surprised3:
     
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    CaseyForrest I am NOT a tree freak.

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    Looks good.

    My boy had one of those hats.
     
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    Alright I found some used steel sheeting and some boards for the joist in the smaller bays. The guy also hooked me up with a chunk of steel I plan on using to mount my snow plow to a quick detach mount for my kubota.
    Also got the rest of the concrete, 12 post 24 80lbs bags. 20151204_203558.jpg 20151205_104238.jpg 20151205_171720.jpg
    All the ploes are in and hope to be done tomorrow with the basic structure. Hopefully I can get the roof on next week:).
    Here's the proof, the mess is coming together quite nice.
     
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    One of the benefits of locust is the bugs don't do much to it, at least around my place. I find a few ants here and there, but nothing like any other wood I've cut.
     
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    Looks a whole ton better than my non-existent wood shed. I'm the non-committal type.....what if I build it here, and want it there next year? :cry: I laid down pallets this year to keep my wood off the ground, so I got that going for me. :laugh: I'm a hack. I am a fan of the block heater on the power stroke though. Very well executed. :cool:
     
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    are you talking about honey locust or black locust? cause I have found with honey locust the bugs love it!!! especially the wood borer worms that find their homes in cut logs. as for carpenter ants I have never seen them in honey locust.
     
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    Thanks SteveSS.
    I had my pallets down in this exact location lol. I ripped them out of the frozen ground with the tractor this spring and had a huge fire:blob2:. Then I ripped that big elm out thinking it was the right spot. Still unsure if I was going to do my pole building(didn't want to use the cash that would be needed for it) I just got the ground fairly leveled. Then I cleared a spot for the new accessory drive and had 2 large loads of asphalt millings delivered. I'm still not sure if this is the right spot, but it will be here at least til next yr (thats funny since it like almost here). I change plans pretty quick when I see something is not going to work. Can't be afraid to take a step back to take two or three forward :yes:.
    You also can't second guess youself to much either. Sometimes you just have to take a chance and every once in a while you get it right:clap:. I've failed at more than most people will ever try, and hope to continue til I die or am taken up from this earth:bowdown:.
    Thanks for the kind words.
     
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    I was speaking more in regards to black locust, but I get some honey and have had the small red ants in it but nothing else.
    I just split some dead standing black locust I just dropped and I was surprised to see black ants in it, that is very unusual.
     
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    Also for the updated pictures. I didn't touch it today, recovering from the weekend. Sunday we had church and a baby shower we hosted at our place so I haven't done anything since Saturday evening.
    That being said I did do a couple more things and prep a few others since my last post Saturday and today I came up with a plan for three of the over hangs.
    Hopefully I will feel better tomorrow and can do the joist in the third bay and the overhangs on the sides. Then I will be roofing it if I can get to it. After that it's the overhang on the front. I have ideas for it but haven't settled on anything yet. 20151207_125841.jpg
     
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    Ok guys I got the initial structure done:clap:.
    I'm going to get the sheet metal screws tonight and maybe get that on tomorrow.
    I will be doing a small overhang to protect the top of any boards I put on the sides(this was not part of the original plan I had in mind, but I can see how it would be beneficial and look sweet. I also have the angle of the front overhang figured out. It will keep you from seeing most all of the roofing joist from the outside especially from our deck. Once I get some rusted roofing material for the front overhang that will catch your eye and it will be dark underneath so the joist won't stand out.
    Here's the pictures. 20151208_154503.jpg 20151208_162345.jpg 20151208_165051.jpg
     
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    Looking good!
     
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    Thanks on my way to get some sheet metal screws right now. The bummer is that the guy who had the rusted roofing material I wanted must have sold it:(.
    Anyone have some. Looking for some like in the playhouse in the previous pictures.
     
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    Nice!!! Now, add a doghouse mancave apartment wing....hehehe
     
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    I don't cut black locust for wood very often, we use it for fence posts, way more valuable that way. I see the big black ants fairly regularly in the honey locust. But I don't see the worms in it like I do with hickory.


    Sent from my etchasketch thingy.
     
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