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Forum topic by Beginningwoodworker posted 09-29-2012 06:44 PM 690 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Beginningwoodworker

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09-29-2012 06:44 PM

I am looking at saving my 10×12 shed for lawn mower and garden storage and maybe lumber storage. I am wondering how gas cans and lumber storage goes?

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker


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Woodwrecker

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#1 posted 09-29-2012 06:47 PM

I store gasoline in the same structure as my wood Charles.
As long as you don’t do anything stupid, you should be alright.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#2 posted 09-29-2012 06:48 PM

if your gas cans aren’t closed properly
and sealed
(same for lawn mowers and equipment)

then they should be discarded
before you have a gas explosion

no fumes in the shed
no wood problems

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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AJswoodshop

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#3 posted 09-29-2012 06:52 PM

That’s a good idea! I would make a lumber rack in there, and have a rolling cart for big sheets of plywood. Just make sure that you’re wood won’t go bad. I’m sure there’s lots of ideas here on lumberjocks! A photo of the space in the shed might give you more ideas about lumber storage.

Good luck!

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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lew

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#4 posted 09-29-2012 10:18 PM

Ditto what patron said, CJ.

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#5 posted 10-02-2012 01:13 PM

Hi Charles,
Have the same situation here myself.
The gas cans are sealed with the caps and sometimes during the hot weather you can smell gas fumes.
It hasn’t effected my lumber as far as absorbing gas fumes and the wood still smells like the type of wood it is.
In fact most of the time the only thing I smell when I open the shed is the cedar in the loft.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#6 posted 10-02-2012 01:32 PM

Leave the window open or add a couple of roof vents. Lawn mower gas caps are vented anyway, so some fumes do escape. I added a 4 ft wide lean to onto one side of my shed. and have some siding and such stored in there.

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