Wood Storage Room

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-24-2010 04:18 AM 2676 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a wood storage room I built under our deck once I had the water drainage system under the deck floor pretty reliable. The dark red pipe in the top of the first picture is PVC pipe cut in half lengthwise to catch the water draining from the chutes made from aluminum flashing installed in cedar guides that taper down from the far end. It catches almost all the water coming through the deck floor.

I needed to get the rack of wood out of my shop to make way for the new jointer a few years ago so I built this room with a locked door and a recycled picture window that I could not even give away to Habitat for Humanity. I added a few of the early pictures of how I built the foundation. The floor is treated plywood and it sits on a level bed of pea gravel which makes it pretty solid. It is just outside the basement shop so it is real handy to get wood. I try not to throw any good piece of wood away. I go there often to get small pieces for projects. The door is made from tongue and groove pine carsiding and I learned how to install vinyl siding on this project.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 11-24-2010 04:22 AM


Nice wood storage area. How did you keep water from above deck out?

Thanks for sharing.

Good Luck!

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#2 posted 11-24-2010 04:29 AM

Hi Viking. I made a lot of grooved pieces of cedar that tapered down from the wall side. Then I slid in a piece of aluminum flashing and caulked it in around the bottom. The water falls through the cracks onto the flashing and drops into the half pipe of PVC which drains to the back yard drain.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 11-24-2010 04:43 AM

Great use of space which is always at a premium.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#4 posted 11-24-2010 04:49 AM


It is good that you have a place for wood storage, and could redo this area to provide that.

Thanks for Sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 11-24-2010 05:27 AM


Great idea! Thanks!

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#6 posted 11-24-2010 07:58 AM

Great idea Jim.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 11-24-2010 01:13 PM

Great place to store wood. Looks great that would be cool to have one of those.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 11-24-2010 03:39 PM

I like it!!!! Excellent use of space and materials. Good job.

-- In the end it is more about the memories we make than the pieces we build.

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#9 posted 11-24-2010 04:04 PM

A dedicated wood storage area is certainly on my wish list. You have done such a good job on this one. I really like the picture window.

Thanks for the ideas.

-- TulsaWoodSmith, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!

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#10 posted 11-24-2010 04:34 PM

Wonderful use of space

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer:

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#11 posted 11-26-2010 01:39 AM

Nice idea Jim I have a deck i could do like yours

-- wchips

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#12 posted 12-03-2010 02:17 PM

Wonderful my dear Jim.
My workshop are smaller than your storage area…
Wauuu am i jealous in a positve and smiling way.
Best thoghts budddy,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#13 posted 12-03-2010 02:40 PM

Hey, Jim, I’ve been trying to get around to building a storage shed for my lumber for so long that thinking about it has probably worn a hole in my brain in a certain spot. Good work.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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