|Project by Built2Last||posted 10-26-2012 02:27 AM||5319 views||4 times favorited||19 comments|
Lately, seems like I’m on a never ended quest to find room to store lumber, especially to air dry. I don’t like leaving walnut, white oak, etc outside with just something over the top to air dry.
My main storage building burned to the ground this summer and since then my lumber shed has filled with lawnmower’s and such.
I’ve had these 2 old trampoline frames for a while now, so I decided I could make me a building from them. They were bent up a little but I managed to get them close to being the same. I cut a couple of the legs up into 30 something each pieces
. Then I made a cap for them (in the last two pictures) so that I could drive them in the ground 24 inches without mushrooming the ends.
I then used self-drilling 1/4 diameter screws and fastened 2 quarters of a frame together to make 4 half circles. Then I slipped them over the pieces I had drove in the ground and screwed them to each other.
I had milled some cypress so I used it instead of treated on the bottom of one end frame to screw the tin to. I put the end pieces on first then trimmed them to match the frame with a saws-all. Then it was just a matter of fastening the horizontal pieces of tin to the frames. Later, when I decide exactly whats going in here, I will take cypress slabs and enclosed the other end and perhaps add door.
The long pieces of tin I had were 12’ 6” long, so I set it up to be 12 foot long and the frames spread out 14 so I ended up with a 12 by 14 building.
Even working by myself, it only took about 6 or 7 hours to put up.
The best part was that its basically a “FREE” BUIILDING. I didn’t have to spend anything at all to get it up. The horizontal tin came from a home that was damaged in the April, 2011 tornados we had here in Alabama, and the ends from a garage that was upgraded a few years ago. I even managed to dig up enough screws without have to go buy any. Its not perfect, but if it were horseshoes or hand gernades, it would be close enough.
Not sure if I shared this in the right place or not, project or a blog. If not, I apologize.