looking to build a 3 sided shed for firewood
Posted August 25 2009 - 08:17 AM
i have a rough idea of where to start and how to build it.. just looking for some pointers and tips.. at first i was going to cement the 4 corner posts into the ground and build up from there, then i was thinking instead of cementing it in and making it permanent, i would build a box for the floor w/ the corner posts bolted off of that, this way it is free standing.. I was planning on using skids as the floor, outdoor plywood for the 3 sides and roof.. and eventually singleing the roof.
any recomendations.. try to do some searches for plans.. but didn't come up with anythign good.
Posted August 25 2009 - 10:29 AM
There are loads of plans available on the interweb thingy for what you are looking for. You just probably have to pay for most of them.
Obtuseangler even posted pictures of his woodshed, which looks/sounds just like what you want to do.
Posted August 25 2009 - 10:59 AM
yeah i did get good info.. i was just curious if I should cement in the corner posts and build off of it.. or frame a floor and build up off of that..
one way has the unit cemented in place.. one has it as a free standing unit.
Posted August 25 2009 - 11:47 AM
Why not just pour a concrete slab 4 feet wide and stack the wood on top. Then tarp it.
Posted August 25 2009 - 11:54 AM
i would rather build a structure that is covered and i won't need a tarp.
Posted August 25 2009 - 01:49 PM
I wouldn't cement the posts, but I would bury them down below the frost line.
If you want to build one like mine and need more pictures or tips, please let me know and I'll be happy to give you as much help as I can.
Wow, you actually remembered that. I'm impressed. There are alot more leaves and alot smaller pile of junk next to it now.
Posted August 25 2009 - 02:52 PM
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Posted August 25 2009 - 03:23 PM
Sorry, I just checked my harddrive and I only took pictures after I filled it up but I found a couple of pictures online that I hope will help.
But it is really simple "pole barn" framing. Girts nailed to the posts and then sheathing.
Something like this, first plumb the posts, then nail a bottom girt around all three sides, then a middle and top girt. Trim the front and back poles to get the roof pitch you want, in this case the back is one foot lower than the front. span the front and back with a doubled 2x whatever (depending on the span) cut your rafters, sheath it and at a minimum put some tarpaper on the roof.
You could lag bolt it together, but I used 3 1/4 inch framing nails (paslode is our friend ) and after putting it all together, I have a pretty stiff frame.
Posted August 25 2009 - 03:25 PM
Originally Posted by JoshR
pretty much that shed is just about what i want to build.. do you have any interior pictures of the framing?
Will try to take some later. It ain't pretty but it works.