Wood Shed

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Project by DouginVa posted 05-23-2012 10:32 PM 19683 views 8 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yeah, I know this isn’t a woodworking project, per se. More of a construction project. But since it does involve wood, firewood in this case, I thought I’d put it up here. I’m very happy with the end result. The floor framing and the top of the posts were tied together with 2X lumber. The rest of it (posts, rafters, ridge beam) were just landscaping timbers. I chose them so it would look somewhat rustic, maybe even a little log cabin(ish). That’s also why I chose a cedar shake roof.

I left a space open in the center for a small shed to store some tools, electric log splitter, bird seed, etc. The ceiling of that area is protected by heavy metal mesh to keep the critters out looking for a free meal. I also catch a black snake or two when I can and release them in the area as secruity guards….:).

I also put a slide show together and posted it on YouTube where you can see additional pics.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#1 posted 05-23-2012 10:43 PM

This is GREAT! Good job and very inventive and unique!

I bet you kept the neighbors guessing on this one!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 05-23-2012 10:59 PM

Cool woodshed.
Had my first cigarette “OUT BEHIND the WOODSHED”
and when I misbehaved it was”OUT TO THE WOODSHED KID”

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#3 posted 05-23-2012 11:31 PM

Best woodshed I’ve seen. Nice design and execution.
Cheers, Richard

-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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#4 posted 05-23-2012 11:39 PM

Nice Job, looks like a wood project to me.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#5 posted 05-24-2012 12:59 AM

At first I thought it was a shed with the look of logs for walls! Kinda like a end log grain effect! That would be cool though, make a lumber storage shed that had the log look on the outside.
At any rate, great protection for the firewood and nice execution. +1 on its a wood project

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#6 posted 05-24-2012 01:06 AM

Nice WOOD shed.

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#7 posted 05-24-2012 02:40 AM

If I had to do it again, I’d build the base framing out of 2X8s. Under the weight of the still green wood the 2X6s sag a bit. This holds almost 3 cords of wood.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#8 posted 05-24-2012 02:44 AM

Nice job Doug.
That should last you a while.
Smart idea on the center section too.

-- Eric, central Florida

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#9 posted 05-24-2012 03:41 AM


-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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#10 posted 05-24-2012 03:47 AM

By the looks of it, I’d say it is a 100% woodworking project…including what you store in it. Nice wood shed,Doug. I like the way you built it with the terrace of the hill . .........................Jim

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

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#11 posted 05-24-2012 04:01 AM

Well done, enviable to have

-- Dreaming patterns

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#12 posted 05-24-2012 04:50 AM

On man brings back memories, Gandpa would say “I’m going to take you out to the wood shed and tan your hide”.

-- Steve in Oregon,

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#13 posted 05-24-2012 05:42 AM

Bravo !

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA.

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#14 posted 05-24-2012 08:08 AM

Best thoughts,

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

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#15 posted 05-24-2012 11:00 AM

best woodshed I’ve seen in a long time..good enough for suburbia!

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