|Project by KnotCurser||posted 10-17-2010 09:16 PM||10252 views||29 times favorited||31 comments|
There she is, all ready to start filling with cords of lumber!!!!
I started on this towards the end of August with every intention of finishing by mid-September.
A week or so into the build I found out I needed abdominal surgery – doh! All I could think of when the Doc told me not to lift anything heavy for the next three weeks was “how much does a 2×4 weigh???” ;-)
Anyway, with a few weeks off, I went back on attack mode and totally finished just this morning. Ain’t she a beauty! It felt really great to put the first piece of wood on the racks today!
Dimensions are 11 feet wide, 12 feet deep and 10 feet high at the center. Plenty (I hope) room for lumber!
The doors are a full 8 feet high and swing totally open to allow for easy access to the lumber.
Incorporated into this building, which will ONLY be used for stacked lumber, is 108 hangers attached by half-lap joinery, glue and crown staples. I was able to attach the hangers to the outer walls prior to putting the wall together – much easier to attach them that way! The centers were all matched, numbered and then attached after the roof went on.
As you can see, the center wall is 2×6 construction because the hangers span both sides and I felt they needed the extra strength – I am fairly sure I over-built this thing, but I can now use the hangers for a ladder if I need to! I can put over 175lbs of weight on each hanger with no sagging!
Now I just have to figure out if I need to install lights or not….........hmmmmmmm…........
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