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Wife thinks I've overdone it.

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by loadthestove, Sep 3, 2019.

  1. loadthestove

    loadthestove ArboristSite Guru

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    I casually mentioned to wife that I would like to build a small shed in our back yard.
    I had about a cord of wood stacked there so I decided to just build over the stack and go from there.
    My original intent was about 12 x 15 or something close to that.
    I'm currently at 22 x 30 and think I'm going to add another 8 x 30 on this side
    I've ended up with a good shed ,plus a 12 x 14 storage room and a place to put my pickup in the dry.
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    Wifeys words are
    "I though you said a small shed "
     
  2. jimdeere

    jimdeere ArboristSite Member

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    “Pomeranian approved”
     
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  3. unclemoustache

    unclemoustache My 'stache is bigger than yours.

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    Waaaay too small.

    :clap::clap:
     
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    old CB ArboristSite Operative

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    The shed is small. The carport looks about right for a pickup.
     
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  5. svk

    svk A little bit of everything

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    If you can build it, you can fill it. If you have the room and the budget, build it to as big as you want.
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    Also, how do you like that little Ryobi chop saw? I need one soon and have been happy with my other Ryobi tools.
     
  7. Ted Jenkins

    Ted Jenkins Firewood by TJ

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    Load you are way way over thinking this issue. How would I know about these things since I have been single for ever. Overdone or not it does not matter. You and your wife have to negotiate your terms and her terms. You can do any thing you want and disregard any of her opinions, but would your relationship suffer beyond repair. In a thoughtful way you need to present your opinion that life would be a great deal more pleasant if when you clean out her car or pickup in the winter and rain doing in the garage would be so much easier. Thanks
     
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  8. loadthestove

    loadthestove ArboristSite Guru

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    I have the Chop saw,A Table saw and a 20 Volt cordless skil saw.The Ryobis have more than stood up to the task for my usage.
    Thats basically what my paln was,I have another Building (30 x40) in lower part of my yard .I just needed(wanted) something closer to house .

    Ted,,,once the wife realized that she gets our entire two car attached garage for her car and her stuff she has realized she likes my way of thinking
     
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    Looks great, but did you leave room for a pool?
     
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    al-k cuten wood

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    Looks good, you may want to put some braces on those post to roof.
     
  11. homemade

    homemade Certified Chainsaw Tester

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    “Small” is all based on perspective. It’s still small compared to an airplane hanger. So yes it’s a small shed.
     
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  12. gary courtney

    gary courtney eeny meeny miny moe

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    70x100 ! :rock:
     
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    siouxindian ArboristSite Operative

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    yes an some collar ties just me kinda over building snow load is mother nature way of telling us you should have over built . just remember snow is ****ing heavy
     
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  14. farmer steve

    farmer steve outstanding in my field, 5150

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    THIS!! ^^^^^^^^ OR bigger .:laugh:
     
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  15. lefturnfreek

    lefturnfreek Sharpen the chain, chuck chips ...repeat...

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    Howz bout 120X 80?

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    Free span steel & about 48ft peek to floor, sadly it's a horse riding arena and my wood is stored outside in rows or split piles.
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    If that size of shed is more than what you need for wood storage ..? ... Perfect !! Cause you'll be surprised how fast you can fill it.

    Keep on .... Runnin' Loads !!
     
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    Just what I was thinking too.
    Some diagonal corner bracing at the rafter beam to post.
    Don't want the roof to fall down in a wind or storm.
    I used 4x4 PT for mine with long Structural rated screws.
     
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