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Forum topic by therookie posted 06-28-2011 03:23 AM 5124 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-28-2011 03:23 AM

I have been saving my money for three things because of all of the wood that I have been acquiring over the past couple of weeks and more is coming. I have been saving for the grizzly 15” planer and 2hp delta dust collector. And the third one that I have been saving for is the wood shed I have been wanting to build. I wanted the shed to be 12’x12’ with 12’ ceilings so that I can put a lumber rack in it and have storage for all of my lumber that I have gathered. So my question for all of you LJ’s is how much can I expect to spend on a shed this size approx. And should I only make 8ft walls or stick with the 12ft? I am just brain storming right now and looking for some ideas. If you guys could post pics of your lumber storage racks and sheds if possible.


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#1 posted 06-28-2011 03:34 AM

Always cheaper to build up than out, so I’d go with the 12’. I can’t believe it would be too much more to do that.

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#2 posted 06-28-2011 03:34 AM

I added an addition onto my garden/utility shed for my rough lumber collection. It isn’t very big 4’ wide x 10’ long and 8’ high. One end is permanently closed while the other end has a removable panel that allows access to the entire 4’ x 8’ end. I made 4 levels of storage (floor + 3). The lumber slides onto 2×4 cross members spaced every 16” along the 10’ length. This gives me a place to store, by species, the stuff I use most- walnut, oak, maple and misc. stuff.

In my shop, I made a wall storage system out of 2×4’s. There are 4 storage levels about 16” wide. Keep finished/dimensioned pieces here.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 06-28-2011 04:00 AM

Lew makes an important point and that is to make sure you will have access to all of your lumber. If you have a 12×12x12 with only one door, I would be hard pressed to think that you would be able to easily fit 12 ft long pieces in the room. What about doing something more rectangular with 8 ft walls.

Also I am in the middle of a large remodel on my store for work, get your framing lumber from a yard rather than a big box store—i find you get better quality pieces for less money, plus delivery.

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#4 posted 06-29-2011 03:11 AM

Thanks for all of the responses so far, I really appreciate them.


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#5 posted 07-01-2011 05:45 AM

Here are my hardwood and plywood storage racks.

-- Don, Diamond Lake Custom Woodworks - - "If you make something idiot proof, all they do is make a better idiot"

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#6 posted 07-01-2011 04:59 PM

Don thanks for the pics, that helps me a lot.


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