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Offline mf40diesel

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Timberframe woodshed
« on: August 11, 2017, 10:41:28 pm »
Thought I would post a couple pics of the woodshed I'm building. It's a bit overkill, but litterally the first thing one will see when driving into my yard. Therefore I wanted it good looking. 16x16. I figure if stacked 7' high, should hold a slight bit north of 12 cords if packed in there.








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Re: Timberframe woodshed
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2017, 10:51:08 pm »
Heckuva nice woodshed.  Looking forward to seeing the rest of the build.
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Re: Timberframe woodshed
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2017, 11:06:38 pm »
Thank you. It's been a fun project, a little daunting, but fun. On hold now as I had to come back to work. (I go to sea) but I don't think it's going anywhere.  Just rafters, strapping and metal roof remain. (And some anchor bolts) I plan to leave the sides mostly open, except for some slatting.  Although, I'm thinking about trying to find some canvas like on a dump truck bed. Have it open from April to October, then roll the sides down in the winter to keep the snow out.

It probably is overkill, but I love the looks of timberframe construction, an due to location I really, am hoping for a functional and good looking shed.
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Re: Timberframe woodshed
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2017, 06:36:25 am »
Good idea. You will like the cement pad.
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Re: Timberframe woodshed
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2017, 08:17:43 am »
It's funny, I was on the fence about the pad. My buddies talked me into it. By the time you buy the sono tubes, rent the post hole digger. (6 tubes, 30" diameter, 4' deep, I'd rent it) buy the cement, mix it etc...  the cost difference wasn't really all that much. Cost me $850 in cement and now I have a flat surface, which will be cleaner and dryer I hope.

What I am thinking now is how I'm going to stack my wood. I have always stacked side to side (athwartship piles) which then (hopefully) you don't run out of wood, so your left with some in the back. Then you either move last years forward, or stack in front and never burn last years. I am thinking this time that I might make my piles run lengthwise the. The I can alternate sides to pull off of if I don't use it all. What do you think?
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Re: Timberframe woodshed
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2017, 12:53:11 pm »
You could split the shed down the middle and each year empty one side and than next year empty the other side.
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Re: Timberframe woodshed
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2017, 02:16:59 pm »
Thecfarm, I like that even better!
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Re: Timberframe woodshed
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2017, 10:35:09 am »
Mr MF: If you've got a minute or two (next time you are on land) could you post some update pictures of your woodshed?
It's a beaut and I was curious to see how it turned out . . . .
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Re: Timberframe woodshed
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2017, 02:29:42 pm »








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Re: Timberframe woodshed
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2017, 02:31:19 pm »
Pics above of progress. Quite the project for me and my Dad. We had quite a bit of fun.
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Re: Timberframe woodshed
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2017, 02:34:57 pm »


He view from the boiler side.



From in front.  Now I have some landscaping/drainage control to work on.

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Re: Timberframe woodshed
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2017, 02:37:57 pm »


The final product. Still have some fine tuning to do... but 95% done. Has roughly 10 cords in it now. Worked pretty hard to get it done, then full of wood. Very happy with how it came out.

Did learn I'm not exactly a carpenter...hahahha
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Re: Timberframe woodshed
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2017, 04:02:33 pm »
Looks Great
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Re: Timberframe woodshed
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2017, 05:39:26 pm »
That looks good. Going to wrap with plastic? Last winter one storm the snow blew into every crack there was.
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Re: Timberframe woodshed
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2017, 09:32:06 pm »
Actually, thecfarm, I've been debating what to do. I think I've honed in on nice tan canvas tarps. I was thinking getting them cut to size, then screwed in with grommets along the top, and tied along the bottom.

My thoughts, canvas is quiet in the wind. And I can roll them up from April-Oct/Nov for better drying.  But have them down during the winter.

Totally agree though, can't leave it open.
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Re: Timberframe woodshed
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2017, 10:12:02 am »
Looks very nice!

Billboard tarps are pretty cheap and can go up and down quick.  The back sides are almost always either white or black so you don't have to see the ad.  Still not sure if it would be worthy... 
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Re: Timberframe woodshed
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2017, 02:31:34 pm »
Looks great!  What did you finish it with and how did you anchor the posts?

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Re: Timberframe woodshed
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2017, 07:30:12 pm »
The posts are anchored with Simpson 90 deg brackets with 5/8" x 3" concrete lags drilled into the pad, 6" grk fasteners structural screws into the post.  2 per post, with 3 in the middle post.

I have 10" timberlok lags in the ties, which I am thinking I am going to cut some 4" plate and drill at work here to attach when I get home. To add more strength up high.

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Re: Timberframe woodshed
« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2017, 08:54:39 am »
Thank ya!

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Re: Timberframe woodshed
« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2017, 09:25:43 am »
Be careful you are close to your boiler . One of my brothers crew left a wheel barrow full of ashes by his boiler . Later that day the wind came up and set his wood shed on fire . mine is 30 ft. away and has steel on the boiler side . Nice build .
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