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Dry Barn for the lumber

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Project by Dan posted 07-19-2013 10:32 PM 1735 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a 30 day build to get the roof over head and i have added a loft to help hold the seasoned boards. It has about 600 sq. ft. of storage now and is full of air dried lumber waiting for my hands to make furniture from the trees collected. this was about 4 years back. As with all projects, there are plans to improve it. Thanks for looking, Dan

-- Dan Stine, Galion Ohio





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GerardoArg1

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#1 posted 07-19-2013 11:16 PM

Good job. Congratulations for the protected lumber

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#2 posted 07-20-2013 09:15 AM

Nice stash of timber you have there…lots of dovetails coming up?

-- Regards Robert

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Belg1960

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#3 posted 07-20-2013 10:26 AM

It should keep your stash of wood nice and dry. I wonder aren’t you putting all the weight onto those bolts thru the post instead of putting on top of the post? I would think if you placed the outside joists on top of the posts it would have been much stronger.
http://cdn-3.carpentry-pro-framer.com/images/anatomy-of-a-common-rafter.png

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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Dan

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#4 posted 07-20-2013 12:28 PM

Thanks for all your comments here. Pat, I was erecting this by myself and all the top plates (2×6 x 20 ft long) one piece were made from two 12 foot 2×6 half-lapped 6 inches and glued with gorilla urethane expanding glue at the 10 ft center, then carriage head bolts through the vertical posts.The strength is in the 6 inches vertical member simulating the double lapped 2×4 top plate. I used what lumber i collected from machine shipping skids, 2×6” mostly and 4×4 posts. the roof joist are bracket screwed at each end. that eliminated the birds mouth cuts and keep this plane level with the horizontal plates. Yes it is a bit off the standard building methods, lol. My hurry to get this up before the fall rain set in October here. It has withstood the past 5 year of snow and winds. i will take some additional pics that show how i used additional 2×4 urethane glued and screwed to the main posts up to the loft level. This makes them now 6×8 posts and some 4×6 in dimensions. all joints were glued and lag bolted with hot dipped galvanized bolts with washers, in addition to the carriage head bolts at each vertical post. The main thing, it sheds off the rain for protection of the lumber, always room for improvement. Thanks for looking and i will post additional pics of this. we have had 19 days of rain here in June to July, and i have lap board siding to put up on this now.

-- Dan Stine, Galion Ohio

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Belg1960

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#5 posted 07-20-2013 02:51 PM

Stine?, as long as there is a plan. LOL Would love to see the additional pics when you get the time and sun on your side.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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aussiedave

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#6 posted 07-20-2013 10:31 PM

Nice dry barn your building there and an even nicer stash of timber…very envious.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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Dan

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#7 posted 07-29-2013 09:46 PM

Belg, this is the lapped joints of the header band or top plate into the posts and 45º braces, load bearing. The eves were to be open. The birds love to nest here now, lol.

it is still sound and standing.

-- Dan Stine, Galion Ohio

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Belg1960

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#8 posted 07-29-2013 09:53 PM

Dan, thanks for taking the time to take the extra shots. Like I said as long as the style works for you its all good.
There’s always more than one way to do any project, its just not the way I was thought. I think working by yourself makes things alot tougher especially with a large project like this. Pat

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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